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To wonder if this was gnomes or elves?

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LewisAndClark Sat 13-Aug-16 17:34:03

Where we used to live there was a gap in a big hedge. It was only really big enough for a small child to fit in.

Every single time we walked past it there were different miniature bottles of alcohol lying empty in it. Just three or four.

Every time. And definitely different bottles. For five years.

My theory is that it's some alcoholic gnomes who gather there for a party.

I literally can't think of a rational explanation. It's bugged me forever.

Any clue, wise MNers?

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Sat 13-Aug-16 17:35:58

gnomes for sure, they could not give a fuck about recycling.

LewisAndClark Sat 13-Aug-16 17:43:22


I wish I'd taken a picture. I might go back there to see if they're still at it.

LizzieVereker Sat 13-Aug-16 17:48:09

Well it certainly wasn't Brownies, because they would have tidied up.

Stratter5 Sat 13-Aug-16 17:48:46

More likely to be hobgoblins ime, nasty rowdy fuckers they are.

CodyKing Sat 13-Aug-16 17:53:06

Maybe a Womble down on their luck?

Orinoco would be my guess grin

acasualobserver Sat 13-Aug-16 17:54:49

Nothing wrong with squeezing yourself into a hedge and downing a few minature creme de menthes. I've done it for years.

CoraPirbright Sat 13-Aug-16 18:38:42

Depending on where you live in the country, it could well be pixies. Or piskies, for the intiated wink

Salmotrutta Sat 13-Aug-16 18:42:56

acasualobserver - I really enjoy your posts. grin

They genuinely make me laugh out loud .


Anyway, back to the OP.

Lewis - I think it sounds like something Orcs would do but they're too big.

redexpat Sat 13-Aug-16 18:44:42

Alcoholic gnomes sounds about right. Miserable buggers.

elephantoverthehill Sat 13-Aug-16 18:52:55

I think it was probably Windy Miller. He was often partial to a drop of cider. After fame and fortune left him and the wind was taken out of his sails he moved onto the hard stuff. Fact.

dangermouseisace Sat 13-Aug-16 18:57:43

leprechauns for sure

LewisAndClark Sat 13-Aug-16 18:58:27

It's got to be some kind of small mythical creature, hasn't it? There really is no other explanation.

MrsGsnow18 Sat 13-Aug-16 18:59:44

I'm seconding Leprachauns, we all know they like a wee tipple!

CodyKing Sat 13-Aug-16 23:01:20

Bit judgy pants on the leprechauns!

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