|Posted on Thursday, 22 February, 2007 - 09:12 pm: |
This weeks Time Out magazine (no.1905) features an article about permaculture, wassailing and other activities on One Tree Hill Allotments and Devonshire Road Nature Reserve.
Front cover : Do you really want to yurt me? - Life in a tent with SE23's eco revolutionaries.
|Posted on Thursday, 22 February, 2007 - 11:09 pm: |
Maybe Baggydave is in that yurt.
|Posted on Thursday, 22 February, 2007 - 11:15 pm: |
He's the tall one at the back...oops I wasn't supposed to say that
|Posted on Thursday, 22 February, 2007 - 11:32 pm: |
I thought that there were no scientifically validated sitings of Baggydave, only conjecture and folk tales?
Isn't he of the big footed, hairy variety?
|Posted on Friday, 23 February, 2007 - 10:45 am: |
You are right Robwinton - I don't know what came over me. While looking at the pictures of yurts, natural ovens, eco tools and a tambourine (it looks more like a bodhran - but I am no expert on musical instruments) I had a sudden vision of Baggy Dave. I saw what I wanted to see - I must be missing him like the rest of us. Please forgive me.
|Posted on Friday, 23 February, 2007 - 11:59 am: |
Who is Baggydave?
|Posted on Friday, 23 February, 2007 - 12:38 pm: |
Stuff of legend beanster. Stuff of legend.
|Posted on Sunday, 25 February, 2007 - 07:52 pm: |
I've heard he has a very baggy, er - dave.
|Posted on Sunday, 25 February, 2007 - 11:16 pm: |
The dear chap has certainly been very quiet of late. Perhaps like Bagpuss himself, he has fallen asleep, and become just an old saggy cloth cat, a bit loose at the seams. Oh Emily, do come recite your poem, please.
|Posted on Tuesday, 20 March, 2007 - 03:50 pm: |
Glad to know that there is a Baggy Dave appreciation society and that it spreads as far as the Lake District.
Think that this all caused some concerns with others on the allotments, but not for me to say more (other than nowt to do with me). The Time Out article, whilst it is always good to put us further on the map, did seem to be mainly a work of fiction. The Wassail I believe was good fun and not an issue in its own right. Also believe that TV researchers, looking for 'interesting' characters to appear in reality TV shows, have been sighted in the area, on the understanding that SE23 is full of those who adopted alternative lifestyles. Suggest they check out the Kendal area.
Anyone prepared to divulge more?
|Posted on Tuesday, 20 March, 2007 - 07:49 pm: |
I dunno what you mean, Mr Dave...
|Posted on Thursday, 22 March, 2007 - 10:10 am: |
The Wassail was great fun. The kids had a good time (much better than going crazy in the Olde Honor Oake) and I seem to remember enjoying the mulled cider. But, lets be honest, most of the participants were people who live in very nice houses in Forest Hill (I heard a rumour there was even a family from the posh estate!) and not tent dwellers as the Time Out article led some people to believe.
So, if the TV researchers got the wrong end of the stick it just shows what a cliched world they live in. I imagine they could have been looking for a crusty tent dweller to "wife swap" with some nice horsey person from Buckinghamshire.
Maybe they are now hounding pavement habitators in Kendal to get them to Big Brother house share with Chelsea Tractor owners from Surrey.
The moral of the story is don't believe what you read in the press (and don't watch "reality" TV).