The Sydenham Subversives

November 29, 2009

Ok, subversives is maybe taking things a bit too far, but someone is Sydenham has been up to a bit of mischief.

I’ve been indoors for the past two weeks, with an unusual bout of asthma. Now, I’m back. Like Arnie, except with a Salford accent and no muscles.

One of my first ventures was to head over to Ben and Sarah’s for lunch. They texted me; could I pick up some Bisto on the way? But of course. And so I headed to a nearby Sydenham shop. And I was delighted, along the way, to see that someone had defaced all the big adverts at the bus stops. Not in a nasty way, damaging for the hell of it, but in an oddly creative way, simply sticking bits of silver tape over any brand names. I still knew it was an advert for Nivea, but maybe Nivea won’t be too happy. And on another, they’d gone one step further by changing the slogan. I’m all for it. Having said that, I haven’t been getting out much.

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