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Gnomes galore

June 23, 2016

Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE gnomes.

Gnomes on toadstools. Gnomes with spades. Multi-coloured gnomes.

Gnomes that travel mysteriously, and mainly at night, between scattered gardens.

And I LOVE the idea of a galaxy of little golden people gathering in the streets of Unley in tribute to the ratepayer guardians of the South Australian  suburbs’  variegated verges.

But I do have just a TEENY twinge of doubt about the longevity of the little folk. I hope I am proved wrong, but I forecast a flurry of thievery (try saying that quickly!), with the gilty visitors becoming victims of guilty nappers.

And, to end on a pessimistic note, I have grave doubts about fellow  gnomophile and Goodwood Councillor Bob Schnell’s prediction that the little folk will be a threat to the lights of Lobethal.

That’s a big ask, Bob…

5 Comments leave one →
  1. June 23, 2016 4:23 pm

    I’m an optimist and generally think big (and perhaps a bit laterally).
    And with the little folk (gnomes) you need to think big to have the impact.
    If only 75% of Unley residents illuminated their gnomes at Christmas, then I would be satisfied.
    Trust me, the lights at Lobethal would be switched off.


  2. June 23, 2016 6:46 pm

    Luv the idea of gnomes everywhere in Unley.
    It would be nice.
    I’m going to start the trend in my street.
    Now, where is a gnome store in Unley?


  3. YoungerSlightlyGrumpy permalink
    June 24, 2016 3:04 pm

    “gnomophile” Bob! Love it. I wonder if he is also a gnome whisperer. it would not surprise me if he has a line of communication with the little people.


    • June 25, 2016 9:50 am

      Don’t be silly, I know that gnomes can’t talk; at least I haven’t heard them.
      Maybe you need a group of gnomes to get them to talk.
      But if they could talk, then imagine the gentle gnomely chatter that will happen when 1,000s of gnomes arrive in Unley.
      Just imagine …


      • cllrmikehudson permalink*
        June 27, 2016 9:25 am

        This is getting Monty Pythonish. I think I will have to (pardon the pun) cut the conversation short.


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