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From a Window

03 Dec

I have a fairly decent view from my office window.  In the background I can see the Ochil hills and the hills around Callander, the latter being some 30 miles away.  Unfortunately the foreground comprises the Langlees area of Falkirk which is somewhat less scenic.  It does however have “character” usually in the form of goings-on you might not normally come across elsewhere.

The heavy snow has produced a couple of unexpected photo opportunities. Armed with my Nokia X6 (mobile phone), I took a couple of snaps from my desk in the office.  Sadly I have to shoot through the glass as safety catches have been fitted, one assumes to prevent employee suicide bids.  Personally I’m aiming for early retirement.

Here’s the view to the Ochils on a good day.

Some said they were guilty individuals serving community sentences, some said they were bin men press-ganged into snow clearance…we know them as “the men using placards for shovels”.  They arrived yesterday afternoon at the school opposite with their makeshift shovels and cleared the paths of snow….chain gang fashion.  This generally involved the front 2 doing the work and the others…not.

We started making a list of all those we’d like to see doing this community work…the unemployed in receipt of dole money, the benefit cheats, politicians, bankers…oh yes…especially bankers.

The next photo was a bit of a mystery.  We noticed a woman dragging what appeared to be a dead Christmas tree along the footpath.  Was it the centrepiece of a cut price Christmas?  Was she clearing the footpath?  Was she trying to wipe away her tracks having raided the local Co-op for Buckfast?  We never did reach a conclusion.

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9 Comments

Posted by on December 3, 2010 in General Drivel

 

9 responses to “From a Window

  1. Florene

    December 3, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    I’m sitting here LOL….. you are one big trouble-maker, and I love it!

    I’m in the midst of a battle with our homeowner’s association, and they don’t know what to do with me. It’s a gotcha situation, and they’re squirming. Lotsa fun…. but a waste of my time.

     
  2. fatdogwalks

    December 3, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    (Bows extravagantly) 😉

     
  3. fatdogwalks

    December 3, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Just wait until you read the next post Florene! 🙄

     
  4. Martin Rye

    December 3, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    I dont get office views like that. Very nice. What is with the snow flakes and WordPress by the way ?

     
  5. fatdogwalks

    December 3, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Hi Martin! 😀

    The view is a torment. 😆 Where would you rather be – hill or office? No contest really.

    WordPress have a wee add-on that produces snow until January. Given the number of days snow we’ve had here (every day since last Friday) I thought it appropriate.

     
  6. Scott

    December 3, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    I’m thoroughly sick of the white stuff here, but I’m liking the Blogsnow thing. Much less disruptive!

     
  7. fatdogwalks

    December 4, 2010 at 10:58 am

    They seem to have had more trouble than normal shifting the stuff this time…I suspect a bit of conserving of grit stocks. Seemd to take a long while to get the roads down to black. Our cul-de-sac is still 6-12 inches deep. Handy having “The Tank”. Mind you I drove the wee Panda out – straight up the shallow rise – on the first day. Couldn’t understand why others were unable to do do. Spent 2 or 3 mornings helping dig cars out and shoving people up the street! Will be glad of the rest. 😀

     
  8. Simon

    December 4, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Tell me, does any of that, you know, begins with ‘w’, I forget the word, happen in your office?

     
  9. fatdogwalks

    December 4, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Oh yes! Lots of whining,lots of wailing,lots of wavering,lots of wo….naw…lots of other things too. 😀

     

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