Wanted Adverts

WoW Volunteers dream of L.RoverToo many of these ‘wanted adverts’ just state the article or service ‘wanted’ and nothing else! This is changing.

When I lived in London, I can remember one guy who would sit on the island in the middle of Piccadilly Circus looking dishevelled with ‘cap in hand’ and accompanied by a thin dog and a cardboard sign. He’d try to catch the attention of passers by with a plea for money but on his sign it would say “Wife and six kids to support”. He was well known to the local pubs and would exchange his daily coin collection for drink and end up starving the dog. I eagerly awaited the wanted advert from his wife for a ‘new look drier husband and a case of dog food’ but it never materialised

We have all been beset with so many sales adverts emitted from every commercial orifice for so long that the humble “Wanted Advert” has been pushed onto lineage only columns at the back of free newspapers and window cards in newsagents. And it has been of no help to the status of such adverts for some notorious murderers and thieves to have appeared on bill postings under the heading of “WANTED” – the last thing most of us ‘want’.

The first thing we all want is probably health and happiness but most people have now been sold on the idea of wanting wealth and possessions. The sellers of these newish “wants” happen to be the ones filling out most magazines, TV broadcasts and web sites with “Sales adverts” thus putting the squeeze on actual ‘Wants’.

This sad situation, if allowed to continue, creates some mixed up people who never really know what they ‘want’ until the next fashion is promoted.

Perhaps if we all reason out what we really want, whether it is simply a can of dog food or a drier, less dishevelled husband, then ‘Wanted Adverts’ might be more entertaining, meaningful and better answered – you never know who might answer your advertisement.

My wanted advert is for this blue planet to be able to support quality life for all of its animal and plant inhabitants. I support the UK Registered Charity, World of Water (No. 327188) because I believe that the starting point is to ensure all Waters are maintained clean for drinking and as habitats.

True, I don’t know who is reading this, my wanted advert, but it might be you, and you might agree and support those who work towards such a balanced blue planet environment. If your wants are similar, we should be working together so contact me.

Waves ~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant

Hair Spray stops Reed Mace (Bull Rush) seed explosion

Reed Mace (Bull Rush Seeds)Just one neglected Bull Rush or rather Reed Mace and your living room gets it! Each winter we always remember to bring in the dried seed heads and give them a good dose of hair lacquer but this year, a few seed heads were overlooked.

Originally grown from seed sent over from Wexford Nature Reserve, Ireland, our reed mace are elegant, contained, tame and great for dried floral displays at the HoBB. Each year, on a good harvest, we send them, cut, dried and sprayed. along to a florist to raise vital funds for Charity but not this year.

I think the weather was too hot, they dried too fast and we harvested late. Everything they say about the seeds is true as they do go everywhere! Try eating the flowers and roots and see what you think about their culinary qualities.

~~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ waves from Grant