a poetical response following close observation: pebbles for rivers of stones
Maybe someone's recycling him! I've not seen a rag and bone man for years. Maybe you could send him down our way for a few weeks.
Yes, it's odd, a friend who lives in Somerset said the same thing ... there's dozens here.
We have just starting to have one come around our way again - but on a Sunday morning, disturbing our lie-in!