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Scavenging the ruins

Wandsworth is a very enlightened London borough (especially considering it's run by a bunch of Tories). Not only does it run a practical and functional weekly waste recycling collection scheme, but it'll also take away your drying and dead Christmas trees and turn them into mulch for its many parks. This leads to the amusing early January sight of flocks of dejected and denuded pine trees milling around on street corners, waiting for the big green truck to come and take them off to the chipper...

Last night, as we got home from delivering of our some surplus Lego to codepope for one of his projects, we noticed someone had actually put out a fully decorated tree. And the decorations weren't too shabby - decent star baubles and a string or two of shiny beads. So we decided to liberate them and add them to the collection here. We weren't too fond of the bells, so we left them for someone else.

Thank you, anonymous decoration donors! But we still don't understand your dislike of red. Or is it that red is so not 2003's colour? Perhaps I need to go read more design magazines, and watch more Changing Rooms in order to find out...


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Jan. 5th, 2003 03:44 am (UTC)
I have tried, but have utterly failed to understand the phrase "surplus lego"...
Jan. 5th, 2003 04:07 am (UTC)
I was about to post the exact same thing!
Jan. 5th, 2003 04:37 am (UTC)
Big boxes of Mindstorms that don't work with our current generation of PCs...
Jan. 5th, 2003 04:00 pm (UTC)
Which become oodles of spares when I sort out the RCX bricks...

Imagine a beowulf cluster of RCX bricks... :)
Jan. 5th, 2003 03:44 am (UTC)
You should tell street_finds about this!
Jan. 5th, 2003 10:26 pm (UTC)
Our street corners are also filled with trees waiting for the mulch truck but I haven't seen a decorated one! Too cool. Red is my favorite color so I don't think it ever goes out of fashion. Not that I pay attention to the fashion designers! They're back at pointy toe shoes. I went boot shopping the other day and was just horrified.
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