For this week's top ten Tamara from Part-time Working Hockey Mom has asked us to put together the top ten curiosities / oddnesses / scurrilities we've come across lately: news, stories, items, people, signs...
Here's my list:
1. Last week in Scotland we had some very cold weather, and whilst we didn't have the snow that some people had, we did have icy wind, and lots of snow/sleet showers. In the middle of all this there were still strange people out on the golf course hitting a little white ball around. This is the view out our window showing some of these weirdos.
2. This one is a little bit related to weather as well. The last few days when my beloved has been dropping me off at work we have driven past a man who looks quite unwell, sitting in a wheelchair, rugged up against the elements, and smoking. No matter what the weather has been like he is there, and Ken commented that the Editors have a song about this called Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors. The line in the song is actually very apt - "the saddest thing that I'd ever seen were smokers outside the hospital doors".
3. The curiosity of skulls with various accessories - can you picture one of these on display in your home?
5. What is going on with this front yard - do you think they're someone who has always wanted to live on a farm but then couldn't afford it or found out they were allergic to real animals.
6. This tree has made it onto the list because Ken and I think it looks like a baboon's bottom (yes, we know we're a little immature, but you wouldn't want us any other way).
7. The Scottish love their Haggis (thankfully there is a vegetarian version) and we came across this in the supermarket recently - Scotland Cuisine meets Indian. I bet it's really yummy.
8. One of the cafes we went to recently had this map of the world on the wall - in case you didn't realise, it's upside down, so Tasmania is nearly at the top of the world.
9. On one of our wanders we found this partially built eco green house. It's extremely eco friendly as it is using up used plastic bottles that are threaded on bamboo poles. We'll have to go back soon and see the finished product. I love how ingenious people can be in their ways of helping this little planet we're all residing on.
10. I'm going to cheat slightly for this one, but space needs to be left for all the crazily odd things the two of us do on a regular basis that we can't possibly share here. The latest, which made me laugh a lot, was Ken producing a tampon with his change when he went to pay at the supermarket, earning him an odd look from the lady on the checkout.
Do you take note of the oddities you see in life? Before you go, make sure you hop over to Tamara's Blog to see what my fellow bloggers have come up with.
Until next time, be good, stay safe, and be curious and odd this week.
Pamela & Ken