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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Friendly Cows

 I used to be terrified of cows, that is, until they were placed in a field right next to the horses, then I had no other choice but to walk past their field. It always scared me how they charged toward the fence and then stood uniformly in a line, pushing and shoving. Until a few days ago I used to approach the field very slowly and then sprint past. Slowly I've been getting used to them, but tonight I left Lola at home (she'd instigate an animal to attack her) and I stood at the fence and watched them run toward me, it was sort of that fight or flight scenario and then I veered toward the fence, and bit by bit I began to pet them and feed them some grass. I got used to them and was sort of able to judge their behaviour, although, they were all dairy cows and quite small in stature, so that wasn't so bad. And then I realized they're very friendly!!

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Jubilee Celebrations!

I ventured down to the newly renovated Castle Grounds today to see the Jubilee celebrations, the grounds were crowded with people picnicking and listening to the live band (Royalists or enjoying a freebie?) There was also an exhibition of the Queen's portraits.

And then we returned that evening to watch the lighting of the beacon which accidentally set the grass on fire!  Some Non-U people were moaning that it was quite mediocre, but they failed to realize what it symbolizes, their loss!

All in all it was a good show! The rainy weather kept me indoors today so I watched the Jubilee coverage and enjoyed the spectacle from the comfort of my house! Tomorrow I am going to see a screening of one of my favourite movies A Streetcar Named Desire at the Old Courthouse. 

The other night Mark and I slipped through the railings to take these photos of the Italian tower, moat and newly renovated gardens.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Home To Roost

Today I received an autographed copy of Deborah Devonshire's memoirs "Home To Roost" needless to say I am thrilled!