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Thursday, 24 May 2018

Scavenger Hunt - May

Another post cobbled together at the eleventh hour this month.  Sound familiar?
There were some tricky prompts for May so it will be interesting to see the other interpretations. These are mine.


Disaster

After checking the departures board constantly and waiting for my gate number to appear last week on my trip back from Vendée, I suddenly heard an annoucement in French for 'spiddy budding à Londres Gatwick' indicating that boarding for my flight had commenced and the screen I was watching was obviously not updating! At this point, I hurtled from the departure lounge, past the mile long queue for passport control, muttering 'excusez-moi messieurs,dames' whilst pushing in at the head of the queue, where I encountered other passengers who'd experienced the same problem. I arrived at the gate in the nick of time.  Phew, disaster averted this time....I was due at work just fifteen hours later.


Cool

A dreadful, out of focus pistache ice cream taken on my mobile in France last week is the best I can do this month.
 
 
Movement

Another one taken in France last year at Maché's Fête de la Caille.  (Quail Festival)
The adorable little boy was the bandmaster's son and only five years old.  The MC announced him at the end of the routine, he'd truly mastered the maracas and kept in perfect rhythm with the rest of the band.



Fence/fencing

 The lock at Shoreham harbour, West Sussex



Spiky/prickly

Ouch!


My own choice

 I recently went to visit my friend in Brighton and as I passed this house a few doors down from her, I did a double take!  I  can't understand why it's never attracted my attention before!  My personal favourite is the colander-wearing ape clutching a tambourineI wonder what the neighbours think?

Thanks for popping by, you can see other entrants over at I live, I love, I craft.
Big thanks as ever to Kate for hosting the challenge and for those in the UK, have a great Bank Holiday weekend.

28 comments:

  1. Yikes, that must have been a bit scary running to catch your flight!
    How cute is the bandmaster's son? A proper little hipster in the making. I love that bizarre garden but can't for the life of me understand why you haven't spotted it before. xxx

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    1. I know! It's slightly worrying that I've driven past it so many times without noticing it.xxx

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  2. My post was hastily cobbled together this morning so you're not the only one :) Is there any significance to the bears in the tree? I like the blue one, and the pink stripey one on the right looks cute :)

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    1. I have no idea, but judging by the other stuff in the garden I'd say it was anything he comes across.

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  3. I'm glad disaster was averted, Fiona! I did have a good chuckle at "spiddy budding à Londres Gatwick", I can almost hear René from 'Allo 'Allo' saying it, if he'd worked at an airport, that is! Love the little maracas player and the stuffed animal tree. Not a sight you see very often ;-) xxx

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    1. I'd like to tell you the name of the bloke that lives there...or the name that my friend's daughter has given him...but I'd better not! It's a very bizarre garden.
      Yes luckily they said 'Spiddy Budding' otherwise I might have missed the flight! Xxx

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  4. That pistachio ice creams looks yummy! Love the wee boy and the reflections of the railings with the life buoy - very arty! The decorated tree is fab and fun. Whilst out walking in the back roads in Donegal last year I passed a tree in the garden of a house that white wig stands on some of the branches it was very eerie...

    Have a great BH weekend, too.
    xxx

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    1. Knitted monkeys up a tree ... now I wonder what the neighbours really do think! A goodly selection of stories and images, thank you for joining in xx

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    2. This bloke also had a punch bag on a stand wearing a ladies vintage felt hat in his garden Veronica. Xxx

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  5. Glad your disaster was averted. Phew! I quite fancy a pistachio ice cream right now actually! I have seen monkey puzzle trees with cuddly toy apes hanging off the branches before. ;)

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    1. The pistachio ice cream in France is so much better than the stuff sold here...if you can find it. X

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  6. Such a joy to read; ice cream looks good; the little boy did well but I do have to say the tree with the toys in it is marvellous. Does there have to be a sensible reason why someone did this? It caught your eye and you have passed it on!

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  7. Glad disaster was averted and that you caught your flight home. Your photos are great love the dancers and the little boy with the maracas. The tree is fascinating, I wonder what it all means or what it is for:)

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    1. I don't think It's symbolic, I gather that the chap who lives there is a bit of a hoarder.

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  8. Great collection! Pistachio ice cream is my favourite :) I love that last photo - English eccentricity?!

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  9. Great photos for last minute work. My first ever flight at 16, by myself, was similar to that, but only between Sydney & Brisbane to join my family on holiday. I love the last one as it made me smile, though I am wondering what it's all about or maybe just something to, as I said above, "make people smile". Take care.

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    1. It's certainly become a talking point locally.

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  10. Great photos and words, I've dashed for a few flights over the years but usually without a language barrier.

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    1. It's the first time ever for me and I've taken hundreds of flights!

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  11. Wonderful selection for a last minute rush. It's horrible having to rush for a flight like that, glad you made it :)

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  12. Missing your flight would have been a disaster. Love your selection. I suppose knitted monkeys make a change from gnomes!

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    1. Yes, hadn't thought of it like that!

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  13. Great pictures, the last one made me smile

    Julie

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    1. It is quite bizarre! I imagine the homeowner to be quite eccentric.

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  14. Hahaha the Spiddy Budding had me laughing out loud - glad disaster was averted :) What a garden - either the owner really really hates those toys or has a problem getting rid of stuff - brilliant.

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