Who said it?

'You will enjoy doing new things: Being scruffy. Taking in new smells; manure, compost ... Bonding with a good shed. Being boiled in your greenhouse. Gazing at pond life' - An ad written by Northallerton estate agent Ian Bebbington has caused uproar after it appeared to describe local residents as smelly, 'scruffy' and 'pond life'. Bebbington, though, insists the ad was merely a light-hearted list of suggestions about what to do with the large garden - apparently, he's 'gobsmacked' about the reaction it caused...

by Emma Haslett
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

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