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Post Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:29 am

I left BG last week bound with lots of red and white decorations
I was told I was not to remove until I had seen a stork , HA not much chance here in the UK , unless I visit Slimbridge

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Luckily I have found that it is more seeing the 1st signs of spring

The tradition remains the same today as it started, although today Bulgarians give the red and white colors only to please Baba Marta so she will not make us cold. In doing so, we are expressing the hope that the spring will come as quickly as possible. Once we have those tokens, which we put on our clothing or wear on our wrist, we keep them until we see a sign of spring; a bird associated with spring such as a stork, crane or swallow or blossoming trees.

So I can now decorate my tree and have my wrists back Laughing


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well I can say I found my place "nirvarna" (near Varna)

 

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:37 am

Quite easy jjmmdd wonder into tescos up to the chill aisle and find yourself a tub of stork margarine. hey presto you now have control of your red and white wolley wrists back.

 

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:57 am

Smile

cant count how many people have said that, (funny why its always tescos)
Anyway I was originally told it was a storks nest I had to find, so that was out, next I decided that maybe a heron would do, I saw one of those. Anyway they are on the tree now , and I have my wrists back


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well I can say I found my place "nirvarna" (near Varna)

 

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:19 pm

Didn't realise that cranes were an acceptable stork substitute. Makes life simple for anyone living near a developing resort though. Only problem is finding a tree afterwards.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:47 pm

I Dont NORMALLY Interfere With DOCTOR RUTHS Area Of ...EXPERTISE
BUT!...Maybe...Once You get Your WRISTS Back...You WILL Find a STORK!
STORK...SPRING!...Or The COMING Of SPRING!?...SEED on The Ground!
You Know It Would Be...YUKKY!...If It WAsnt...THE ANCIENT Wisdom
Of The FOLK!?...DONT STORKS NEST IN CHIMNEYS!??...You Can See...
How It WORKS!...MESSY BOOGERS!
.....................................................................................The Bs.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:50 pm

We had spring lambs here in January , so I could have taken them off before I had put them on
OK so a crane or a heron isn't a stork but it was the nearest thing I could find
and I was ignorant about being the signs of spring at the time
Perhaps I should have tied my bands around my chimney to make up for it


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well I can say I found my place "nirvarna" (near Varna)

 

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:06 am

OK OK OK I am the power of attorney for martinitza day. All of you brits over in dear ole blighty, still waiting to catch a glimpse of a stork. Well im here to rescue you all, ive seen a stork on its nest. So as they say "I SPEAK FOR YOU ALL" you can remove your tattered red and white threads and affix them to the nearest tree.. AND FREE THOSE wrists. GO on SET them Free. fly little birdie fly.

 

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