corders in the hague

It's like having the Corders round for dinner - except the kids don't smash stuff and Mike doesn't drink all your booze. And when you're bored you can get rid of us with a mouse click rather than having to start tidying up the house.

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Location: The Hague, Netherlands

Monday, November 13, 2006

The bane of my life

They were the bane of my life in Sydney and I can't avoid them here either. Today while I was working, this fine gentleman from the Voorburg council spent hours blowing leaves in the street.
In Sydney, I at least had my own blower to retaliate with - if the neighbors blew leaves at 8 a.m. on Saturday, I could start blowing them at 7 a.m. on Sunday and my petrol-powered blower was far noisier than the glorified electric hair drier the neighbors used to clean up their leaf litter. Here, I have nothing but a broom.
The one good thing about leaf blowers here is that their season is considerably shorter than the year-round misery in Australia. In the last month, many of the trees here have been stripped almost bare by a couple of howling gales and the trees won't start shedding again until this time next year. Posted by Picasa


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