Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Get Well Soon Burt

Found out this weekend that our neighbour, Burt, is in hospital. Now we have come to appreciate Burt as the fount of all knowledge relating to Colliers Wood (our hood!). He has been invaluable for news, updates, gossip and history. Initially we were a little wary of this unsolicited information but since Burt is alone (and Robbie his beloved terrier passed away last year) we’ve got a lot of time for him.

We have, in the past, offered to mow his lawn and cut back his vine and fruit trees but he enjoys these jobs himself. Unfortunately since his departure weeds have grasped the opportunity to run rampant. They cover both his borders and are choking his lawn. I’d really like to help him out but think that we should ask first. He's been looking after his patch of green since the 1940s and probably wouldn’t appreciate our ‘interference’!

Of course weeds know no boundaries and have been colonizing areas set aside for me flowers and veg (if I ever get them outside!). Oh, get well soon Burt, we’re missing your chats and just having you pottering about!!

3 Comments:

Blogger Katie said...

Poor Burt! That's awful.

2:42 PM  
Blogger Al said...

poor burt. I hope he has some opera to listen to in hospital

1:07 PM  
Blogger Asha Thiruchelvam said...

I know, I'm trying to find out where he is and if the ward is accepting visitors. Hoping that a visit might cheer him up.

1:33 PM  

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