Tree hugger determined to save tree!

On my walk through the neighborhood today I saw a tree hugger.


The small tree had wrapped itself around the larger tree.

I pointed it out to the tall person who smiled and said that it was very interesting but he also told me that it might be better if I did not refer to it as a “tree hugger” as the term is sometimes used in a derogatory or mocking way when referring to environmentalists, especially those who advocate for the preservation of forests and sometimes chain themselves to trees to prevent them from being felled.

Oh. So I should have referred to the small tree as an environmentalist?

Diamonds are not forever!

On my walk through the neighborhood this morning I saw this.


Knowing that a diamond is the hardest known natural material on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness and named from the ancient Greek word αδάμας – meaning “unbreakable”, I asked the tall person why this one had shattered. He smiled and told me that it was a diamond shape, not a real diamond, and may have cracked during an earthquake.

Hmm. This would not have happened if the builder had used real diamonds. It just shows that it never pays to take shortcuts in construction.

Proof that hills grow!

On my walk through the neighborhood today I saw this.

The hill that grew

This hill has clearly outgrown the steps. I pointed it out to the tall person and asked him if hills can grow. He told me that mountains can grow for several reasons, including volcanic activity and continental drift.

Hmm. It appears that my neighborhood is perched on top of a floating volcano. That explains the sturdy fence.

Aliens choose Tbilisi for first contact!

On my walk through the neighborhood today I saw this.

First Contact

Yes. I had chanced upon an alien from the planet ‘Michelin’ being welcomed to Earth by a little person.

I pointed it out to the tall person and remarked that it was good to see a hand of friendship being extended to this visitor from another world. The tall person smiled and agreed that it was. I further suggested that the alien visitor from planet ‘Michelin’ must be very tired after his long journey. The tall person laughed at that – I don’t know why.

Accordion player missing in Tbilisi!

On my walk through the neighborhood this morning I saw this.

Accordian in Tbilisi

Yes. It is an accordion but the accordion player was nowhere to be seen.

I pointed it out to the tall person and he told me that this instrument is sometimes considered a one-man-band, as it needs no accompanying instrument.

Hmm. Very clever. Perhaps this accordion has gone one stage further and dispensed with its man and turned solo.

Bassa’s Traditional Georgian Toast

I have always been in awe of the amazing Georgian recipes published on the tall person’s Georgia About blog so I have decided to make my contribution to traditional Georgian cuisine.

For my debut recipe I have decided to make traditional Georgian toast. I know you are thinking that this is an ambitious start but I decided to begin with something of medium difficulty to see if I had the magic culinary touch.

Follow this step-by-step photo recipe and you too can enjoy traditional Georgian toast!

Georgian Toast

Ingredients: Bread and a bit of butter. If you do not have access to Georgian ingredients you can use local substitutes but you will lose some of the Georgian ‘authenticity’ of this recipe.


Preparation: Cut two slices of bread – thick slices if you are hungry and thin slices if you are not too hungry. If you are in-between hungry you could use one thick slice and one thin slice. Once you have decided how hungry you are and have cut the bread to meet your individual needs insert the two slices of bread into a Georgian toaster (or local substitute). Now wait. Whilst waiting you could pass the time by looking at other posts on this blog – it will help avoid your tummy making hungry noises.

When the toast is ready, remove the slices from the Georgian toaster (or local substitute) and apply Georgian butter (or local substitute) to one side of each slice of toast. Applying butter to both sides is permissible but you will risk having hot, melting butter drop on your lap. We don’t want to waste that lovely Georgian butter (or local substitute)!


Serving: Serve hot, put your feet up and enjoy Bassa’s traditional Georgian toast.

Buttered Toast

Hmm, I really do think I have a talent for this.

P.S Please don’t tell the tall person about my culinary expertise or he will want me to help him in the kitchen all of the time and I’ll have less time to snooze in my shady spot in the yard.

Sea Life Center needs to expand!

On my walk through the neighborhood this morning I stopped to look at this Sea Life Center.

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The two aquariums looked very overcrowded.

Feeling sorry for the fish, I pointed it out to the tall person and suggested that the Sea Life Center needs to urgently expand its facilities. The tall person smiled and told me that it was a shop that sold small fish and not a Sea Life Center.

Hmm. That would explain the lack of diversity and absence of performing dolphins.