Saturday 29 September 2012

You dont have to be a famous movie star

or a big pop star to do it.

You don't even need to go to Africa to do it.

Bishop Joe Devine has no objection to gay couples doing it.(Obviously they'll burn in the flames of eternal damnation, but, hey- thems the breaks)

An interest in furniture would be useful

Apparently, you can do it with a dawg and some pies

Even I can do it !

Yes, It's Adopt a Path.  I couldn't resist the appealing little faces of some of the homeless critters in my area. ( What? You've never had a path sob "Take me home with you" ? Just me then ?)

I passed the exhaustive medical (a little condensation formed on the mirror held to my lips), lied about my criminal record (called criminal download these days, apparently) and was selected from a host of other applicants of dubious moral turpitude seated on the Group W bench.

A couple of my paths are around the village and can be done while popping up to Sunil's for my copy of "Reader's Social Workers".

But this is a little further afield and is in two sections (watch this space !)

So, how did it go ? Well, no Bangalore Torpedoes were required. A couple of shoogly stiles and a rotten but "safe with care" sleeper bridge went on the Inspection Report Card.

And, of course, it was feckin muddy. Good job I was wearing my ( you can rent this space for a small fee) waterproof trail shoes. They really are the dog's.




  1. Ah, I see you've joined the resistance. You need a dog, though, so you can feign the "innocent dog walker" role as you secretly photograph the barbed wire entanglements and shaky stiles. You might be able to borrow one from somewhere....

    1. It's a matter of some regret that I have been Douglas for the last 4 years or so. I do spend an inordinate amount of time talking to, teasing, and throwing sticks for other people's dogs I meet along the way

  2. How could you resist.

    My favourite has always been 'the path of least resistance'. A great path but it is on a slippery slope.

    1. I know that path well. Fortunately the slippery bit doesn't last for too long, and it soon joins up with the well-paved Road to Hell

  3. Having read your post I thought I'd become very socially responsible and see if Falkirk Council would let me adopt a path...I was a few minutes into their questionnaire when I realised it was a child they were asking me to adopt! It would appear, as far as my google searching goes, there is no scheme to adopt a path in the Falkirk Council area ...but I'm pleased to report that our nine new kids are doing fine! :)

    1. Congratulations on the new "Bairns". It seems that Fa'kirk relies on an informal "Report anything you see" approach. No peaked cap and clipboard, then.