Thursday, 17 January 2013

Wombling Free.....

A few days ago I had an extended conversation via Twitter with two colleagues from the GA.
We got round somehow to the Wombles, via single malt whisky, the Pennine Way and peat restoration.
One of the Wombles is called Tobermory, which was the name of a whisky that one of us was drinking.

The Wombles are quite an environmentally sound bunch of... Wombles. They recycle and live in an eco-house of a kind. Their  motto is "Make Good Use of Bad Rubbish." I wonder what they'd make of last week's report on global food waste, which is also covered in a programme on ITV tonight.


They also get their name in a geographical way.

Below a certain (unspecified) age all Wombles are nameless; upon coming of age, a Womble chooses his or her name by looking through Great Uncle Bulgaria's large atlas until they find a name that suits them. Some (Bungo for example) "merely shut their eyes tight and point and hope for the best."

Why not rename the Wombles using that method...

Come up with some new names for characters using the random atlas method....

I ended up being called Parsons.
I used the Atlas by Collins app - close your eyes, spin the globe then zoom in....

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