Sunflowers – Little weeeeeeeed…..

By: roughseasinthemed

Aug 12 2012

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Category: Flowers, Gibraltar, Photography, Spain

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Lovers of Watch with Mother will remember Bill and Ben (the Flowerpot Men) and Little Weed, the adorable sunflower who stood over them.

Here in Gib a local petrol station has its own garden. Complete with sunflowers, and when I walked past the other day, the friendly person was picking off a few cherry tomatoes in the garden too. I admired the flowers and we chatted about gardening.

A few years ago, when there was a fuel shortage (when is there not?) this petrol station had a sign saying Gib vehicles only. Or something similar.

After all, why put fuel in Spanish tanks, at a cheaper price than they could get in Spain (if they could even get it) and deny fuel to locals?

Total all round score there for local ethics.

DT note – it’s not quite mustard and as ever, I couldn’t be bothered to faff.

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12 comments on “Sunflowers – Little weeeeeeeed…..”

  1. Phew WP, that’s bright on my iPad.
    Aaah!, Bill & Ben I remember them well.
    We didnt have a tv, but I used to go to the lady ‘osaput’ (opposite), hiding behind her settee, I’d jump up shouting flobadob little weed,at the same time Bill and Ben did. LOL

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    • It’s pretty bright on hal laptop too πŸ˜€ But the sunflower is pretty and I couldn’t be arsed to try and manipulate the colour combo. I thought it was a guaranteed mustard but no.

      You didn’t have a TV? That sounds like t’ paper bag on t’ side o’ t’ road sketch.

      I was glued to the TV for all WWM progs. Sitting right in front of it. Probably short sighted even then. I did hide behind the Tv for Dr Who though….

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      • LOL MP eh?
        We did get a TV eventually, and did get to watch other WWM. Rag, Tag and Bobtail, Wooden Tops (with spotty dog, aaah), Andy Pandy etc.
        Dr Who, I was totally addicted πŸ™‚

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        • I looooooved Dr Who. When I came behind from the sofa. It was so exciting. Can remember the music and the twirly pattern on the b&w screen even now!

          wooo wooo it went! I don’t remember RT&B. Before my time I suspect. Spotty dog πŸ™‚ – did you do the spotty dog walk at school? We all did. And I was totally in love with Andy. Cried when he said bye bye 😦 Andy is saying good bye, gooood bye.

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          • I’ve still got logged into my brain:
            Picture book on Monday, Andy Pandy Tuesday, Bill & Ben Wednesday, Rag,
            Tag & Bobtail Thursday, and Woodentops Friday…………..Now how sad is that? LOL

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            • It had obviously changed by the time I was watching. I thought Andy was on twice a week? Woodentops Friday, Tales from the Riverbank Wed? Bill and Ben Monday and Andy Tues and Thurs? Not sure about those last three days though.

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              • That’s true.
                By the time you were watching it, I was off playing cowboys and Indians, in the local hills πŸ™‚

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                • Lucky you. I never did that. I did have a ship though on the middle of the lawn aka an upside down table. I think I was playing at being the Famous Five. Or Swallows and Amazons. Or something.

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  2. I remember watching Bill & Ben when I was a kid!

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  3. Nice post but a bit bright!

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