Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Yorkshire Sculpture Park


On Monday, I went to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park for a wander round with Raffles and Stamford and my peeps. It is a very big park and busy with parties of school children learning about the exhibits and the artists who made them. There are some HUGE sculptures there and some pretty scary ones too!


                                         This is me by a colourful Buddha statue :-)

 
But these were too scary to get close too! They are like Dementors from the Harry Potter stories


                             And then this very strange big rabbit headed creature BOL


And, talking of heads - look at these! There was a big circle of sculpted bronze heads of each of the animals in the Chinese zodiac. Wow some of these were scary too!


The snake.


The tiger.


The dragon.

       And then we came to this field of strange men like creatures all looking the same.





                                  We posed for a photo and tried to ignore the strange men.


It was a very hot day and as you can see little Stamford was beginning to get tired BOL so we had a break for the peeps to have some coffee and we could have a rest in the shade under the table.



And just as well we were under the table because right by the café was a huge rhino!



This little robin did not seem at all worried though when he came down looking for crumbs


Anyway there was just time to check out a few more sculptures before going home.


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Posing on a Henry Moore sculpture :-) 


And then it was back to the car and the journey home but I would love to come back another day to see more sculptures in the park. 







Friday, 23 June 2017

Family Visitors



This week we have had more visitors. Stamford, who is one of Pip's puppies, has come to stay for 10 days with his new big brother Raffles ( who is really his uncle BOL).


                        Here are Stamford (in the front) and Raffles in our back garden.


                         Here are some of us affens keeping an eye on the schnauzers :-)


                                         This is my Uncle Raven with Raffles posing!


                   And little Stamford coming to see what Frida has found in the grass.


                                             A little  robin dropped by to say hello too.


                                     Here is Crybbe enjoying a quiet rest in the long grass,


Stamford is a sweet boy - he is still only 14 weeks old and likes to rest on the sofa after some fun games in the garden with me...and with Raffles.


                                 Raffles is a lovely schnauzer too - he is Pip's brother :-)


                                                         Stamford looking pensive :-)

I am looking forward to more fun times with our house guests over the weekend too!

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Bramham Horse Trials


Yesterday, Judith and Leigh took me to the Bramham Horse Trials Cross Country which was being held in a huge park near to where we live. It was very exciting with lots of peeps and their dogs as well as so many horses. The horses and riders have to follow a long course around the park, up and down hills and over jumps and through water...and we followed the course safely alongside but out of the way of the horses!


When we first arrived it was raining and very muddy underfoot so it was wellies for the peeps and an equafleece jacket for me to keep me warm and dry.


There were lots of fun jumps...at least fun to look at BOL I don't know whether the horses thought they were fun although they did seem to love the excitement and they were lovely to watch!


These cows were part of the ice cream jump!


And this jump had little doggies hiding in their kennels BOL


Once we had walked for quite a while, the rain stopped and we could enjoy the walk even more.


We were even able to sit down for a rest and watch the horses at the water jumps.






                                           And then it was time for some ice cream :-)


That was very tasty nom nom...


                       Then it was back on the course to watch some more of the jumping.





But we were getting quite tired by this time so decided to say goodbye to the horse riding...


And a quick stop off at the Waggy Tails Store for a purchase of treats to take home.


                                                So many yummy delights to choose from!



The perfect end to a wonderful day :-)