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Thursday, 30 November 2017

Scavenger Hunt - November

Another month has flown by and the end of November is upon us.... my collection this month consists of snaps taken within the last thirty days and some from my archive.
I've enjoyed this challenge in 2017 and hope it will continue next year.

 Blue

These cerise hollyhocks looked so striking against the peeling azure paint of the garden gate beyond. 
Captured on Île de Noirmoutier this summer.


Me 

My father recently came across this slide image of my family in the garden at Studleigh, my grandmother's home in Crowborough. I imagine it must be about 1972/3  I am the dark haired urchin-like child, pulling a face as usual! 
In front my cousin Corinne, behind me my mother (reading) with my brother behind her and aunties and uncles all deep in conversation.


 Starts with a ...... W
 
I couldn't resist snapping these eye catching windmills, displayed outside a souvenir shop.... the riot of colour just drew me to them.

 Rainbow

 One from a couple of years back at work when I was training to drive snowploughs on the airfield.

 Arch

 I can't remember the name of this church in Oxford, perhaps Gisela can enlighten us?

 Toy

 These old cars are still in the toy box at my parents' house even though my brother is now fifty two....my Sindy's there too!



 Swirl

I was scratching my head about this one and then I remembered the magnifique pain au raisin that I demolished for breakfast in France this year.  The boulanger created a perfect and very tasty swirl.

 Brush
I wish I had a Basil to share but instead I have Bess 

Its not an easy task to take a photo whilst brushing an animal!


 Nail

 All these and hundreds more are to be found in a tin in my kitchen drawer.





 My own choice

 Another photo from my recent day out in beautiful Oxford. 
 The Tower Of The Five Orders taken from the Quadrangle of the Bodleian Library



Linking with I Live I Love I Craft  

32 comments:

  1. Lovely photos. Love the windmills and the swirly cake looks yummy and the hollyhocks bring back warm summer memories

    Julie xxxxxx

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    1. I can definitely recommend pain au raisins!

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  2. Fun lot of photos & I love your blue door & hollyhocks. Now, why didn't I think of toy cars, as I have a box of those too, some of which belonged to our 2 boys & a few of them to my 2 brothers. You have some great days out & do you actually drive the snowplough very often? Take care.

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    1. Driving the snowplough was voluntary overtime which I've since given up...company politics!

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  3. I love that your parents stll have a few of your childhood toys. Well done on getting a picture of your cat being brushed. My cat will not even let me brush her! Love your old family photo. There have been some good ones!

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    1. My foster cat is so chilled, she even lets me bath her without any fuss.

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  4. That first photo, of the hollyhocks against the blue door, was just the dose of colour I needed on this grey day. I recognized you immediately in the second photo! Love the photo of your Sindy too ;-) The pain au raisin is what we would call "koffiekoek" here. In case you have a craving for one in Bruges! xxx

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    1. Sindy's face is rather grubby now. I really fancied a waffle in Belgium but the queues were insane. Xxx

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  5. Great photos, you remembered Basil Brush too. Love litte Bess having a brush and the swirls of the Danish pastry. Great to see a rainbow and your family photo looks as if you are all having a great time:)

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    1. I love Basil Brush, I think it's because of his posh voice and sense of humour.

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  6. What lovely colours in that array of windmills and your blue behind the hollyhocks. As for that swirl in the magnifique pain au raisin ....mmmmm

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  7. Jak has written the words I was going to write! However the best for me was the snowplough (I like machines....) which I saw more than the rainbow!

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    1. It was certainly a challenge learning to drive the articulated snowplough.

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  8. Well, what an interesting mix. I loved your family photo in particular. You were a cheeky little cutie! The swirl had me dribbling; it looks so yummy.



    I can't get over how trendy your Sindy is looking with her trench coat and animal print. The hollyhocks against that lovely door are simply beautiful. The cat looks in 7th heaven and I bet she was purring like a steam engine...

    You can drive a snow plough? Respect!

    xxx

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    1. Hah Sindy's style has stood the test of time. Xx

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  9. Lovely photos! Bess is so good isn't she! It must be like a massage! I like your interpretation of swirl - Mmmm bon appetit. I bet it was soon eaten..

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    1. Bess is so placid, she even lets me bathe her.

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  10. Lovely photos, I love your colourful windmills, along with several of the others. Too hard to pick a favourite though.
    Diana

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  11. I agree with Ann, those hollyhocks are the perfect antidote to this horrid Wintery weather!
    Love the family snap, what a cheeky little minx you were. There's a box of cars like that here, Jon rescued them when my brother went to chuck them in the bin. Sindy is fab!
    How gorgeous is Bess? I miss having a girl cat! xxx

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    1. Sindy is looking her age I have to say...at least she never went grey! Xxx

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  12. Such a lovely choice of photos, I think the hollyhocks are my favourite as I have never had any luck growing them they seem to get rusty.Mind you the windmills are a lovely splash of colour too.

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  13. Lovely photos, the blue in the first picture is so striking and I could eat swirl right now! .
    Yes I can indeed help, it's actually Keeble College the building of which scandalized the city of Oxford and lead it to being described as 'The ugliest building on the world' It is now much loved precisely for it's high gothic madness. It's gorgeous inside.

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    1. Of course it is! Thank you. We were there so briefly there wasn't the opportunity to see much so we took a bus tour. I'd hardly call it ugly.

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  14. A lovely selection of photos as ever. I used to love Basil Brush! I lived in Oxford for a while and we go back to visit too. The new shopping centre is pretty impressive. Bess looks very cute.

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  15. I always enjoy your photos. Old toys in toy boxes are the best toys.

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  16. Love the 70's photo Fiona, great one of you! And I'm a total sucker for old toys - really don't think I should be buying them anymore at auctions, but can't help myself..
    Very dramatic snow plough shot, just perfect with the rainbow, and something deeply satisfying about the carefully lined up nails :)
    Happy memories of Oxford too xx

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    1. I love old toys too. I've been after one of those articulated wooden dolls for ages.xx

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