Scavenger photo hunt – October

It’s photo hunt time once again, and though I didn’t take part last month as I had – and still have – a backlog of posts to write, this month’s topics seemed reasonably easy so I’ve got my brain into gear and I’m joining in this time. The topics are – sweet treat, starts with ‘W’, reading now, hobby/crafting, something purple, and as always, my own choice.
I’d already thought of a photo for the first topic but an even better subject came my way just yesterday evening when I picked Michael up from work. He wanted to call in our local Asda on the way home but I didn’t want anything myself so I waited in the van for him and when he came out he presented me with a long box containing a Sid The Sausage Dog party cake which had been reduced in price. Now I know I like cake but I don’t eat nearly as much now as I once did so I don’t know what made him think I could eat all this – it’s 18ins long and according to the box serves 24. He said he doesn’t want any of it so I think I’ll be taking it round to my friend’s later and sharing some of it with her.
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Sweet treat – party cake
I don’t know about any other areas of the country but just recently my local area has been subject to several days of rain, especially on Wednesday and yesterday when it rained more or less non-stop. Of course rainy weather means very wet and probably muddy dog walks so for the next topic I could think of nothing better than my welly boots.
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Starts with ‘W’ – welly boots
A while ago Michael bought me Paul O’Grady’s Country Life, an autobiography about the star’s home life with his motley collection of animals. I very rarely read autobiographies but I do like Paul O’Grady and this book looked interesting, however it was the latest in a series of five and though it could probably be read as a stand alone book I didn’t want to read it without reading the other four first, so I sent for them all via the internet and I’ve recently got round to reading the first one.
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Reading now – Paul O’Grady’s first autobiography
As I don’t bake, knit, sew, crochet, draw, paint etc I have no actual crafting hobbies but along with photography and writing this blog my other main hobby – if it can be called a hobby – is camping. I fell in love with it back in 1997, became a solo camper eleven years ago and love to get away for a few days in the tent whenever I can. Unfortunately, due to the strange times we are all currently living in, I haven’t been able to camp at all this year but hopefully next year I’ll be able to continue my hobby.
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Hobby/crafting – the tent which goes with my camping hobby
Purple isn’t a colour which has ever really featured in my life and I don’t really have anything that colour. I’d already used my purple fluffy tombola prize in a previous month’s photo challenge, however I recently remembered the squeaky bone in the box of dog toys. Along with three tennis balls it was in the dog transporter which I bought from the animal sanctuary in January but for some reason Poppie has never been interested in it.
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Something purple – one of Poppie’s squeaky dog toys
Looking through the archives for a suitable photo for my own choice I came across one which I’d completely forgotten about. While camping on Anglesey four years ago I was driving down a narrow country lane when I had to stop quite suddenly – running down the lane in front of me was a female quail followed by her brood of eight or nine very tiny chicks. The little things were all over the road and I didn’t dare drive any further in case I ran over them so I got out to shoo them into the safety of the long grass under the nearby hedge, but before they all disappeared I gently picked one up and took an arm’s length photo of it before putting it back in the grass and returning to the van.
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My own choice – a quail chick on Anglesey
Well that just about wraps things up for this month, I hope everyone likes my selections. Thanks go toΒ Kate for continuing to host the challenge, time now for a brew and to see what everyone else has chosen this time.

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20 thoughts on “Scavenger photo hunt – October

  1. Love your choice. The cake story made me smile and I love the title of Paul O’Grady’s book and I think that like you, Poppy does not like purple!!!

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    1. As far as purple goes I don’t dislike it, it’s just a colour which rarely features in any aspect of my life. As for Poppie, she’s never told me her own colour preferences πŸ™‚

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  2. Lovely stories thank you Eunice, glad you joined in. The quail chick is so cute, I love them when they are that pompom stage with little spindly legs πŸ™‚ And yes it is most definitely welly weather here too!

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  3. The quail chicks were so cute and I felt quite privileged to be able to pick one up and photograph it. I’d just driven round a bend when I saw them in the lane so I’m glad I was able to stop in time. It looks like it’s welly weather again today, I hate rain and so does Poppie 😦

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  4. That cake is both amazing & cute. Camping definitely comes under the heading of hobby. Oh, that little chick is ever so gorgeous. I’m a bit of a Paul O’Grady fan too & just at the moment they are airing his one with the sick children at a hospital in London. I think it is St. Gormans or something like that. Must look out for his books too. Thanks for sharing, take care & huggles.

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  5. I’ve liked Paul O’Grady for years, as Lily Savage he was hilarious. I’m afraid I don’t do kids so I haven’t watched his hospital programmes but I never miss his Battersea Dogs Home series πŸ™‚

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  6. Love the quail chick photo (my favourite). We once hatched some quail eggs and they were like bumble bees when they hatched. That cake looks good too. I do like tents but I don’t like camping! I have tried it 3 times and I’ll not be tempted to do it again! So you can carry on camping for me.

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  7. I think camping is a bit Marmite, you either love it or hate it. I’d never been camping at all until I went with my partner in 1997 and I loved it right from that first weekend. The quail chicks were so cute and I was really glad I saw them and didn’t run over them.

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  8. Wow, what a great sweet treat! Does it freeze well? I’d be tempted to freeze some of it for another time if so.
    I like camping, at long as there’s a toilet nearby! We haven’t been in ages though.
    Awe, such a darling little chick, I bet he was super soft.

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    1. I don’t know if the cake would freeze, I wouldn’t like to try it, though I can tell you it’s nice slightly warm with lots of squirty cream πŸ™‚ I did give half to my friend though as I wouldn’t be able to eat it all myself. The quail chick was so cute, I was glad I was able to get the photo of him πŸ™‚

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  9. Amazed you were able to pick the chick up! It doesn’t even look scared. You obviously have the knack with animals πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ And I know someone who’d help you with the cake?

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    1. I’d have sent some over if I could Jo πŸ™‚ I did give half to my friend though. I was surprised that the chick just sat there so quietly, I felt quite privileged to be able to hold him πŸ™‚

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  10. Your comment has just made me smile πŸ™‚ There’s only one thing wrong with Michael’s gift-giving technique – cake is fattening! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  11. Maybe you’ll manage it before long Jayne πŸ™‚ Apart from purple the topics were quite easy this time and I was really pleased when I found the photo of the cute quail chick in my archives πŸ™‚

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