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Bits and Bobs with Birthday Boo, Edward Bawden and Emily Sutton.

November 3, 2014

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October has been such a beautiful month here in the UK.  How are things in the USA and Japan nature wise, blog readers … or anywhere else for that matter, do let me know ?

I’m really enjoying the colours and unusual warmth of this years Autumn.

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My dog Boo has been enjoying them too, as we seem to spend more and more time outside, making the very most of the days before the inevitable colder climes come-a-creeping. She’s been a little overly focussed on squirrels of late, but fortunately hasn’t been able to catch one … yet ! It’s a good job they’re pretty agile too as her speed (when she’s engaged in their pursuit) is ‘faster than a speeding bullet’ lol, and with her autumnal colouring, she’s managing to blend into the leaf fall pretty well, squirrels beware !!!

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Yesterday was her birthday.. she turned one. Celebrating with a ceremonial dip and a splash.

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Happy Birthday Boo : )

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Later on we went walking in Vernon Park in Stockport and swished along some beautiful leaf-laden, forest paths.

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The colours were spectacular and Boo was sprinting up and down the paths and hills, absolutely in her element. She nearly blends into the environment completely here.

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So much to explore, things to do, sticks to fetch, squirrels to bother ! Never a dull moment.

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I loved the red and orange hillsides, scrunching underfoot and watching Boo leaping around like some cross between a kangaroo and a gazelle lol. I swear she spends more time in the air than on the ground, more like a hover dog !

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Two very noteworthy events coming up in November. Firstly there’s an exhibition of Edward Bawden’s work at Morely College in South London. Starting tomorrow, it’s on until 26th Nov.

Bawden exhibition

Secondly, Y.S.P have an exhibition called ‘Town and Country’ showcasing the fabulous work of Emily Sutton, starting on November 15th. It is probably on for a couple of months I’d imagine and Emily is also delivering a couple of exciting workshops, one about stitch and one about hat making.  Sign up today !


Finally I have a winner of the Benji Davies Book competition from last Monday. The lucky lady is Carys from Edinburgh, who has two girls who will soon be enjoying their very own copy of ” On Sudden Hill”. Thanks to everyone who took part and especially to the wonderful mister Benji Davies for donating the copy initially. Happy Monday everyone : )

Fishink blog On Sudden Hill

6 Comments leave one →
  1. November 3, 2014 9:34 am

    Wow, what fantastic photos of autumnal Manchester!! And happy birthday Boo!! She is as adorable as ever and clearly loving life (and posing for the camera!!) A beautiful day had by all and a great post mister! xxx

    • November 3, 2014 10:56 am

      Thanks Lizzie, we’ve been incredibly lucky with the weather here. Hoping Italy is giving some warmer temps too. Happy November.

  2. November 3, 2014 10:26 am

    Beautiful autumnal photos Craig!

    • November 3, 2014 10:57 am

      Cheers Craig, hope to get to catch up again soon… dog walk ?

  3. November 4, 2014 3:38 pm

    Belated Birthday Greetings to Boo AKA ‘Hover Dog’. She’s looking quite regal in that one shot. Beautiful nature, free to all to enjoy and appreciate. I feel that ‘worldly’ pursuits pale compared to nature. We are having some cold here-almost cold enough to light the wood stove… sunny crisp days, my outdoor flowers are still alive. We are hanging onto fall by our fingernails…

    • November 4, 2014 3:52 pm

      Thanks Joy I know the fingernail feeling, well expressed as it’s exactly that ! Boo says thank you for her well wishes, we’re off on our afternoon jaunt soon, grabbing the last sunshine in the afternoon before the early darkness creeps in. Happy nature day

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