just after i passed the beetham road off the A6 (at my normal 40-45 mph for that fairly dark, wooded S-curve), on the way home this evening, the heron theatre turn-off, just before the paper factory (as used to be henry cooke iirc; now billerud),
a tree tried to get into my car.
Current Music: "willow tree (you're always weeping)" - the ivy league
well, there was a substantial "bough assembly" on the other side of the road this morning, but it was maybe hundred yards down the road from where my somewhat impatient and ill-mannered sylvan would-be passenger made his/her attempt. i slowed right down there on the way home tonight, and can see where the wind tore the bough off the tree-trunk - but there's no sign of it anywhere immediately obvious: so maybe the morning one was the guilty party. there's a lot of sundry leaf'n'tree litter on the road some other places on the A6 from tewitfield squashed ovalabout northwards, but no other substantial chunks-of-tree-tops (or -sides).
Cannot but help noticing a series of coincidences that would have made the accident inevitable, Beetham (I'll get there before that lot) Road, (Keep your) Heron Theater, "Angry Young Men Productions" And last but not least, the paper factory are you sure it was a tree and not our friend ccookie desperate for a lift?
i'm tolerably sure it weren't ccookie, though it were tall enough: but it were green'n'leafy, leastways, it was where it weren't dark'n'stick-y. and it weren't well-mannered'n'polite - it were downright rude!
some; they're no longer distributed in the eu, as they're un-CE-certificated as safe for 3 year-olds, though; see the bottom part of my call of cthulhu rpg page for what stock i yet hold - at least a nyarlethotep, a super-hero cthulhu and a gothic cthulhu, iirc...
email me - v$imt$v at the domain, i-m-t.demon.co.uk - listing what you'd like & where you'd like it sent; i'll weigh it in suitable packaging, and give details (choice of postal services, where there are alternatives, plus total prices).
they sit c. 11" high (head+body); c. 17" including legs dangling; bat-wingspan c. 15"; top wing-tip to bottom wing-tip c. 12"; super-hero cthulhu's cloak is approx. 8" long. the gothic cthulhu gives the impression of being a little larger, but this might be because it has greater ah, presence...