So at the end of yesterdays post on the book Notwithstanding by Louis de Bernieres I promised you that I would have a little competition and I do, one of you could have a lovely copy of the hardback if you fancy it. Now some bloggers will just ask you to pop some comments below the post to enter this, I however am much nosier and so I wondered just how on earth I could use this competition to get to know you all better and then I came upon a question that will hopefully be fun to answer and also fun for others to read the comments of.
As Notwithstanding is all about community and quirky characters I thought I would ask you who the most quirky neighbour you have ever had? Now this doesn’t just mean in villages this can be in cities too. Now in case you are sat there thinking what on earth is Simon on about I will give you some examples, you can also get to know me a bit better.
When I lived in Marlborough, Wiltshire when I was younger we used to have a neighbour at the end of out garden who was a little too protective (some might say just downright nosey and interfering, we were politer) she knew everything about us before she had met us but she also used to peer through the letter box and even the cat flap to check if we were in and make sure ‘no one was burgling you’. In London I have just moved into my old weird neighbours much bigger flat (I am so glad they have gone) they used to describe what bodily functions they were going to do once indoors at the top of their voices, open your post because they thought it was theirs and frequently on Saturday nights regale us all with song at 3am for half an hour or so.
If you have had the luck, and I would be amazed, never to have had quirky or bizarre neighbours have your relatives or friends? One utterly delightful neighbour my Gran had until she sadly passed away three weeks ago could often be seen first thing in the morning dancing through the garden and doing yoga… aged 96!!! So now over to you, what’s the quirkiest neighbour you have had? You have until 7pm on Wednesday!