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Monday, 31 October 2016

Memorandum Monday: Some of those Scarecrows at Last

 Well as I write this on the last day of October we are completely surrounded by mist. Our elevated position makes this quite common at this time of year. Older daughter has already made a trip to Sedgmoor market with some lambs to sell and the fog is apparently clear as soon as you slip down off our hill.
 It's time to send a wave to Sian to send her all our support and also a wave to all the other bloggers. I am also sending a thank you to all who have kindly sent me messages of support and condolence in the last few days for the loss of my dad. They were truly appreciated. So for us it has been a weekend of adjustment, planning and reflection with time spent laughing and smiling about past times with the aid of old photos and treasured memories. 
 We also took some time to take my mum and my sister to see a few of the scarecrows around the village.  The trail is reaching its end having been running since the beginning of the month. Some of the scarecrows did look a little weather worn. The theme this year was Story Book and there was certainly quite a range. Some familiar to us all such as these two Hungry Caterpillars.

Some I needed some assistance with by the younger generation. The Snail and the Whale is a creation by The Gruffalo author and past Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson. I shall be searching this book out to read to my Great Nephew when he is a little older. Don't forget to look carefully to spot the snail.

Some needed quite a lot of thinking about. This Enid Blyton Famous Five was very cleverly laid out and planned complete with treasure map and ginger beer.

Golly! I forgot to see if there was any potted meat or perhaps Timmy the dog has eaten it.

This other Enid Blyton creation was unknown to me and needed a little google searching when we got home.

Any ideas on this one? No I don't think it is a Portaloo....

You make recall from last year that there were several thefts. We weren't sure if there had been one back at Lilliput that I featured a couple of weeks ago or whether this referred to past misdemeanours.

I have more but guess what? I am going to make you wait till another day to see them!


  1. Not Portaloo, but I think The Lion, Witch & The Wardrobe. Fun walk. Too bad about "stolen again". Our little village has been suffering through a rash of pumpkin smashing marauders.

  2. WE're continuing to think about you and the family here x

  3. Another great selection. I'm struggling with some of them but no less fun to look at for that.