X IS FOR?
X FACTOR AGAIN!
I'm afraid that the festive season and my almost annual Christmas cold have dulled the old grey matter so I am repeating myself. Back in June I posted about Flora the superlambanana with undoubted X factor - now it's the turn of some rather special penguins to take over the streets of Liverpool. Over one hundred individually designed penguins are decorating the streets of the city. They have been commissioned by the city council to round up their 2009 'Year of the Environment' campaign with a seasonal winter trail. Many of the penguins carry messages about climate change or give hints as to how we might all be a little bit greener.
The photo above features from left to right 'A Pengiun For All Seasons' and 'The Mab Lane Plantation Penguin'. Below you can see from left to right 'Yote' (Year Of The Environment) and 'Blizzard' who greet passengers arriving at Liverpool Lime Street railway station.
We only saw a handful of penguins on a trip into town yesterday but I am hoping to see a few more before they disappear on the 10th January. I would especially like to see the most attractive 'Grow Your Own' penguin as described by HappyMouffetard over at The Inelegant Gardener. You can find out more information about these creatures and their creators over at Go Penguins.
The title of this post was inspired by the song that accompanied adverts for Penguin biscuits - one of those annoyingly catchy little ditties that floats around in the recesses of the mind for years and years ~
Lot's more on the letter X over at ABC
P.S. Monica from the Garden Faerie's Musings commented that the Penguin advert seemed rather 'retro' and wondered whether Pengiun biscuits are still being made. The advert comes from the dim and distant 1970s. As far as I know the biscuits disappeared from the national palate some years ago.