Whilst still DELETING photos at ‘The rate of knots’ (an old English expression for doing something quickly. The speed of ships is measured in knots. A knot is one nautical mile per hour, equivalent to 1.15 land miles per hour.) I’ve come across these Sasha/Gregor ‘out and about’ photos that have become some of my very favourites.
This is three of my Gregors enjoying exploring a floral Tank display on one of our local busy dual carriageway roundabouts which included some great difficulty of us getting on and then off because of the rather heavy traffic.
This impressive Gregor sized castle was on another, and even busier roundabout, five kilometres further on and was even harder to get on and off due to the extensive safety pavement boundaries which you can see in the photos. (Was even considering having to phone 999 and admit being guilty as was desperate by now to go to the toilet to ‘spend a penny!’) What we have to do for our Sashas/Gregors!
Up north now in Morecombe viewing this splendid Eric Morecombe statue on the sea front.
Up in the north of England again with two of my dolls in Carnforth (just beyond Lancaster) acting out the scenes on the Railway Station from this famous old black and white film, Brief Encounter. (I actually did a whole blogpost on this though a good few years ago now.)
Still north but this time in the world famous seaside town of Blackpool. Standing dangerously between the tram railway lines looking at Blackpool Tower!
Now down on the beach under the Pier watching the unusual swirling water movements as the tide comes in.
Back here and within a hundred metres from my old family home (situated to the left) was this little wildlife retreat. I just adore the overall secluded scenery in these photos. A perfect little ‘hideaway.’
This was a wonderful wild flower field, although situated near a busy main road. I stopped here once to take some photos, one of which was used as a Summer front cover for the Sasha World Magazine of which I was the Feature Editor.
Still on the subject of flowers here is Belle looking at the very last rare Lady Slipper Orchid growing on the edge of a golf course, which has police protection and 24/7 CCTV surveillance cameras, again up in the North although I can’t now remember the name of the place.
‘Police on petal patrol to protect UK’s rarest wild flower
She is a rare exotic beauty more heavily guarded than the Queen.
Britain’s last remaining lady’s slipper orchid, which is due to flower in a few weeks, has been given 24-hour police protection from thieves.
Local bobbies have been ordered to mount hourly patrols around the valuable plant, which has been growing at a protected site on a golf course for at least 100 years.
It is also being security tagged to prevent anyone snipping a cutting, which can fetch up to £5,000.
Plant patrol: PC Tony Marsh keeps a close eye on the lady’s slipper orchid. Although experts have tried to re-introduce the purple and yellow bloom in other areas, none have flowered. He said: ‘The lady’s slipper is an incredibly important plant, having survived for over a hundred years when all other plants were thought extinct. People travel from all ends of the country on what is almost a pilgrimage to view the plant in bloom and are often overcome with emotion at the sight.’
Baby Anis in my home garden enjoying playing with her little rubber duck in a bowl of water amongst some wild strawberry plants.
Finally one of my Sasha Dolls visiting the Frido/Trendon Factory in Stockport on one of my visits to view the newly converted apartments that were for sale at that time.
I hope that you have enjoyed looking at these old photos that bring back so many memories for me and my dolls. Planning to add some more of their adventures very soon as my major photo deleting session in my ‘PICTURES’ continues.
Have a wonderful February.