Flocking – it needs to come to England

Normal health and fitness programming will be resumed shortly, however I couldn’t resist talking about this as just thinking about it makes me smile.

The other day my friends who live in Rhode Island in the US got flocked. I had no idea what this meant but they seemed happy about it on Facebook and so I thought I’d better investigate and oh how happy I was that I did because……This. Above. Is. Flocking. It caused me to make happy squealing noises.

That’s right, you come home one day and someone has covered your lawn with a whole load of plastic pink flamingos. Either because they like you, to celebrate something like a birthday or engagement, or, most often to raise money for charity (during flocking season in your neighbourhood you can also pay ‘flocking insurance’ to ensure that it doesn’t happen to you.)

Oh America – you gave us McDonald’s, Trick or Treating, Breaking Bad, now please someone adopt flocking. It would make my day to come home and find my lawn covered in pink flamingos. Although as The Boyfriend pointed out as this is England, we might be better suited to doing it with garden gnomes.

Imagine him x 50

Imagine him x 50

I have no reason for telling you about this except it just made me laugh – however, as my remit is being useful. Why not make a list of all the people who you would flock just because they deserve it – and why – and spend a moment appreciating the fact that you have people like that in your life. I, in the meantime, will be working on a business plan involving the words ‘buy 200 plastic flamingos and check legality of planting them on people’s lawns.’


Flocking image: http://thinkpinkflamingoflocking.webs.com – who also offer a flocking service for birthdays, weddings, christenings etc.

Gnome image: freedigitalphotos.net


  1. CorgiMum

    My high school robotics team was into sporking (writing messages on front lawns in sparks). I believe our marching band flocked lawns as fundraisers 🙂 It’s pretty much one of the happiest things ever – imagine waking up for 75 pink flamingos on your front lawn!?!

    1. healthehelen

      I know. I keep looking out the window and hoping.


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