Do check first if you have a BMW

Shops selling similar things or similar services are often grouped together in the same street in Tbilisi. You may recall that my neighborhood has a Cake Street where you can find all of the cake you could possibly eat – though I could probably eat more! 

Anyway, there is a street in my neighborhood that has shops that look after cars. There are lots of them, sitting side by side. I call it Car Street. It is where cars go if they are not well or have had an accident and need to be fixed. They can also go for a wash in Car Street and have a good drink at the petrol station.

This is a picture of the car wash shop. The little person said that he would like to take all of his toy cars there but De pointed out that he has hundreds of them and it would probably cost a lot of money. She suggested he create his own car wash in the bath and he was happy with that but the bathroom floor does get a little wet on car wash days.

Like most car owners, Georgians are very proud of their vehicles. I often see men washing their cars with hose pipes in the streets. This is good for the cars but the tall person said it is not so good for the road surfaces because they get eroded by the running water.

My favorite car shop is not in Car Street but is in the street that leads to it.

I think the mechanic who works there specializes in fixing Audi cars because he has proudly displayed an Audi badge on his wooden door.

However, I did notice a BMW outside so maybe he repairs those too but has not yet had time to display a BMW badge.

So if you have an Audi (or BMW) that needs repairing come to this little car workshop in the street near Car Street, near my street in Tbilisi. But do check first if you have a BMW because I’m not 100% sure he repairs those.

He has not drowned in my drool – honestly!

The tall person reminded me today that I have not mentioned Mr. ‘Crazy’ Parrot for a while. He was concerned that people might think that I had managed to find a way to open his cage and return him to the wild or that he had drowned in my drool. Well, I am ‘happy’ to report that Mr. ‘Crazy’ Parrot is indeed alive and well.

I know what some of you are thinking – that picture could have been taken months ago. Okay, to prevent any conspiracy theories emerging I asked the tall person if we could take a picture of Mr. ‘Crazy’ Parrot with today’s newspaper. He didn’t have one so we took a picture of Mr. ‘Crazy’ Parrot with the tall person’s cell phone, which has today’s date on it.

Great idea!

But then we thought that anyone with technical knowledge reading this would know that it’s possible to put any date on a cell phone. Hmm, what to do?

The tall person suggested that we find an event on the news that was so unique to today that everyone would know that the picture was taken on 9 November proving that Mr. ‘Crazy’ Parrot is alive and well.

We surfed the BBC website on the tall person’s cell phone and found what we were looking for – a unique event – ‘Giant asteroid passes near Earth’.

An event like this doesn’t happen every day so a picture of the news report taken next to Mr. ‘Crazy’ Parrot is conclusive proof that it was taken today and he is alive and well.

The tall person said that my efforts to reassure everyone that Mr. ‘Crazy’ Parrot is alive reminds him of the famous Monty Python’s Dead Parrot Sketch.

Mr. Praline: ‘E’s not pinin’! ‘E’s passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! ‘E’s expired and gone to meet ‘is maker! ‘E’s a stiff! Bereft of life, ‘e rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed ‘im to the perch ‘e’d be pushing up the daisies! ‘Is metabolic processes are now ‘istory! ‘E’s off the twig! ‘E’s kicked the bucket, ‘e’s shuffled off ‘is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisible!! THIS IS AN EX-PARROT!!

Hmm, very funny tall person.