Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Of Doggies, Silver Horses and Rainbows

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“My goal in life is to be as good as the person

that my dog already thinks I am”

                                                                   Author unknown

 

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Its the time of year to be making dog coats! To keep the little furry bodies warm.

This year Alfie has a Formula 1  racing car coat 

and Georgie Girl has a swinging 60’s number.

 

I have also made coats for their furry cousins in Queensland.

 

 

Here they are below waiting to go in the post. The yellow one has bugs and butterflies and the other has gelato and ice cream.

 

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….and here they are below being modelled by Millie and Maya (thanks Sean for the pics)

 

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Its also Emmy’s birthday this week and the photo below  is the pretty piece of jewellery we have bought her as a gift.

Its a silver horse, and is a copy of the Chalk Horse necklace that Tiffany Aching wears in the wonderful novel A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett.

In this book Granny Aching is reported (by Tiffany) to have said "Taint what a horse looks like, it's what a horse be".

 

 

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Sir Terry based this horse on a real chalk horse – The Uffington Horse in the U.K.

 

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History.

The Uffington white horse is undoubtedly Britain’s oldest and most famous hill figure,

which has recently been dated at 3000 years old by the Oxford Archaeological Unit.

1000 years older than previously thought.

This the oldest hill figure and inspired the creation of many of the other white horses

 http://www.hows.org.uk/personal/hillfigs/uff/uffing.htm

 

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AND… the rainbow ends at the racecourse.

I’m sure many deluded souls have really thought that its where they would find their pot of gold!

Photos taken from our front porch, looking towards the east.

 

 

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Not long now and we will be off on our trip! Counting the days and getting excited……

Until next time, Red heartRed heartRed heart Kim

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