Saturday 20 April 2013
Self and DauII and her pal have just spent a chunk of the afternoon picking rubbish out of the ditches and drains along the county road between the end of our bohereen and The Cross. This scheme was started several years ago by the local branch of An Taisce. They name a day in the Spring and hand out bin-bags - latterly cans/plastic/general bags - and the Usual Suspects come out to clean up after their neighbours. On a glorious day like today, it's a chance for a walk, a chance for a chat; and a few little competitions (largest object, oldest bottle, freshest diaper) make it more interesting. Tea in the village hall afterwards, with the promise of iced dainties, makes a day to remember.
Oldest bottle found by Palia with a sell-by date in 1998; largest object found by Self with broken-rimmed 20 lt feed-bucket; no entry for the diaper section - t'ank de lawd.