the skinflint philosopher

Attempting to thrift our way to a better life, with a toddler in tow!


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Last year’s circus: Bulgaria photos 15

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These were part of a huge line of peeling and faded circus posters along a heavily graffiti covered stone wall outside a large four storey secondary school, currently out of use as it is undergoing repairs and renovation. Just before Christmas, the new roof that was being put on the school caught fire, cause unknown, and all the new work done was lost, and further damage created by the fire itself.
The tatty circus posters, the burnt and broken school, the children separated and shifted away to be educated in other schools…. the themes all seems to come together with this image.


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Lost in translation #3

This time, not exactly a post regarding language differences and amusing confusion between English and Bulgarian but worth including under this heading I think anyway.

I’m pretty sure advertising standards in the UK would have something to say about a bag of charcoal seemingly showing that it’s great fun for children to place hot coals in their hands. Perfectly fine. And if you are made of wood, why then even better!
Oh dear Pinocchio, you are going to get yourself in a right pickle!

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Lost in translation #2
Lost in translation #1