Primarily Oxford, lately Puffins Clout, Fiddler Isle, The Shanty Isles, United Kingdom (Until February 29th 2014 upon which sovereignty shall transfer to the glorious and happy dominion of the Collective Republic of Archilpelagan Populace)
Good day to you. A little about myself before we begin. My name is Sir Ballard Gideon Twistleton Childe. Born at a young age to a classical musician mother and a classical mortician father I have always been a man of culture and singular taste. A wanderer by heart, I have spent my life in the happy pursuit of lost lands, traditions and infectious diseases. By day I am known as the Professor of Applied Folkology at St Desmonds College, Oxford, by night I am known as the Archivist Folklorist Travel Writing Photographing Camel Wrangling Pipesmoking Tobacconists' Model. I am also proud to be known as the Shanty Islanders' first official blogger. Or as they say in the Old Shanto dialect "bugger".
Cartwheels for sale. Square or oblong, I make them both. Phone Retch Isle 9999 Oleg
I've lost my teeth. New ones needed for slide show presentation, molars especially. Phone Fiddler Isle 0001 Ask for Doug
Man trapped in tin bath. Top field near Bandy Leg Farm. Been there for two weeks. Someone remove him please. Thanks Mrs Auk
Do you like manure? I've got loads, thanks. Keeping it. Ted
Beware of fraudulent notices. Never part with money in reply to an advert. Send me 5 pounds to find out why. PO BOX 45, Puffins Clout
Young 75 year old fisherman looking for companionship with like minded 20 year old nun. No time wasters please. Direct all replies via flare gun towards the Old Rusty Tub moored off Kipper Cove, Stink Isle