Car of the future?

There is an old Soviet era Volga car parked in my street. I have not seen it for a few days but it was parked in its usual place when I came back from my morning walk.

It looked different.

I noticed several improvements.

See if you can spot them.

The Sarplas sticker is a big clue. Sarplas make double glazing. The windows in my house are made by Sarplas. Obviously, the owner of this car wants to be warm when he is driving but he also cares about the environment and has installed energy efficient glazing in his car. Well done Mr. Driver!

This car owner is also security conscious and has upgraded the existing protection for the vehicle’s trunk by securing it with a stout rope. Full marks for security Mr. Driver!

You will have also noticed the roof rack. No doubt this extra storage facility was installed because the additional security on the trunk makes it less easy for the car driver to use. Hmm, I suppose caring for your environment always requires a little reorientation.

Anyway,  I award this concept car full marks for innovation!

In broad daylight!

You may recall my recent posts about the crazy lumberjack who has wreaked havoc on the telegraph poles in my neighborhood.

Many of the poles had been chopped down and workers have had to work very hard to repair them and restore the telephone service.

You may have thought that this was just another Bassa ‘tongue in cheek’ story.


on my walk around the neighborhood this morning I caught the crazy lumberjack in the act!

Can you believe the audacity of this deranged wood cutter?


When I barked at him he quickly scrambled down the pole and ran off.

Perhaps he will stop his dastardly activities now he knows I have his scent!