Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Killer Kestrels In Kirby?

Now I am no ornithologist – but I am a little concerned about these strange red footprints which have appeared along the pavement opposite the chapel. They are quite large [compare them with my little red clogs…]


What do they mean?


Where are they going?


bigbirdIs the the yellow diamond grid significant?

Maybe Sesame Street’s Big Bird was here for a Half term Holiday.

If he was, we would have certainly invited him along to have some fun at our Messy Church.

Can anyone enlighten me about these mysterious markings?


  1. How awesome would it be if it was Big Bird?? :-) Thanks for your comment btw. Wasn't sure if it was for publication. Sended several up as requested

  2. C says that they are possibly the line of a cable that has been marked and the place for a hole and trench to be dug.Although he says they are an odd shape for that.
    I think its a trail for Halloween- Spooky!


    Sorry to disappoint you Ange but red markings belong to the electricity people. Either you recently had or are about to have the pavement dug up.
    Pavement signs are actually really interesting to learn about, it's like a secret language.

  4. We used to get unusual markings where I used to live. The Neighbourhood Watch coordinator said at the time, it was people leaving 'messages' for unsavoury characters about the location of a good place to steal from.

    However, in this case, it could just be kids playing?
    The red marks look a bit like the symbols you get with power supply etc on computers/tablets etc though.
    Do let us all know if you get to the bottom of it!

  5. It's an escape map for battery hens!
    Jane x

  6. It looks like USB signage, on another note I saw this and thought of you.
    1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
    2) The farm was used to produce produce.
    3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
    4) We must polish the Polish furniture..
    5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
    6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert..
    7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
    8)A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
    9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
    10) I did not object to the object.
    11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
    12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
    13) They were too close to the door to close it.
    14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.
    15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
    16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
    17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
    18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear..
    19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
    20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

    Let's face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France . Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

    And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

    If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?

    How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on.

    English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all.

    That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.

    PS. - Why doesn't 'Buick' rhyme with 'quick'?

    1. What a great piece of writing about the joys of our language - thanks!


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