‘Toy soldiers look a little Magritte’ Rubbish Day

Today, I fear, is going to be quite difficult for you. You see, I am still playing toy soldiers in the online strategy/ empire building game. The military theme has rather taken a hold of the house here in Jo’burg and what I have learnt in the war game is that sometimes you have to be a little bit sneaky. To honour my growing sneakiness, I went full camo this week. I went deep cover. Stealth mode. The neighbours didn’t see a thing. The rubbish collectors sighed and reasoned that I must be in bed, unwell. If you really are having trouble spotting me in the pics, I will tell you that I promise I am in every single picture.

I swear to you, I am standing somewhere in this picture. Looking a little Magritte I have to say.

You see!

Does her sneakiness know no limit?

Now you see me…

Whoosh! Now you don’t.

Happy Wednesday, lovely people 🙂


About tracyloveshistory

I have an inordinate fondness for a long time ago. I write about history and my family's place in it; clothes, shoes, war, memory, loss and whatever else takes my fancy. I wear red lipstick every second day and I dress up. A lot. Photograph by the extraordinary Ben Skinner at Arwen Garnentry.

14 responses to “‘Toy soldiers look a little Magritte’ Rubbish Day

  1. Made me smile – a rare thing to behold these days – Thank you



  2. I must have misunderstood when you explained the idea behind this blog to me; I thought you were going to dress up and pose in front of our dustbins every week. People are going to lose interest if you keep posting pictures of our bins just standing there by themselves.

  3. You have some very attractive bins 🙂

  4. Jocelyn Hers

    There is something green hovering over your bins, with rather attractive green shoes.
    Are you being haunted by the greenvegetableshoe ghost? If so, may I suggest a course of Ma Griffe, by Carven, as an antidote.

  5. Oh my gosh, so glad you warned us so I knew to look out for you in the first photo. Nearly missed you. [Must make a note to check here every Wednesday. Yesterday was a kak day in London, was in much need of a pick me up].

  6. Love Magritte! Also love “Piki Tup” never noticed that before and I think I want to paint that on my trash bins. Or elsewhere. Haha

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