1. Morning, you lot. I can’t believe its that time again.
2. Enchanted forest on Skye.
3. Andi had this beauty in his sights, but Mr or Ms Pigeon also had his eye on Andi.
4. Spotted in Bulgaria. What a beauty.
5. I hope you’re nothing to do with these sill people from the London government that are trying to kill us off.
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6. This dog is lucky to have a good friend like me who lets him into the kitchen.
7. They even have heather in England!
8. I can’t play piggy in the middle… I’m a duck!
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9. Just washing behind your ears.
10. No, I’m not coming out to play, unless Munguin asks me nicely.
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11. It’s non-stop with these little ones, eat, eat, eat… I never get 2 minutes to have a munch at my bone.
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12. I’ve just been rescued.
13. Munguin wants them for the grounds.
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14. Some good nosh here.
15. You don’t need Munguin to tell you where that is.
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16. It’s time for my bed, mum. I’m sleepy!
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17. What d’ya wanna play at today?
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18. Downtown Mombassa.
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19. We heard there was a good hotel for Mice in the grounds at Munguin Towers?
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20. I just had a bath and I’m off for a sleep. Let yourselves out, will you?

Thanks to Dave, Kay, Hannah, John and Andi, and if I left anyone out… shoot me.

37 thoughts on “SOPPY SUNDAY”

  1. No.13 is a Daylily. It’s actually not a Lily though. Now , while the lily is poisonous these aren’t.
    I’ve got some growing in the garden right now. The flowers make an excellent and colourful addition to a salad.
    The petals & stamen etc are colourful, the green bit beneath ( the pedicle?) is crispy and fresh. Individual flowers don’t last long on the plant ( hence the name day lily, I suppose) so dead-head regularly ( eat and enjoy)..this encourages new flowering.

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    1. Jake

      I didn’t know they were edible. As far as I am concerned they are a persistent weed. It took me years to eradicate them from my parent’s garden. They were sorry they ever planted them.

      On a visit to Bute, I was horrified to see they had escaped into the wild.

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      1. dave, are you sure the things in your photo/ parents garden/Bute aren’t crocosmia?
        From a distance they look the same …same type of leaf, same orange colour.
        Yes, crocosmia can get a bit invasive and yes it does appear to have colonised some road verges.
        Problem with crocosmia is that the bulbs form ever increasing clumps… and stop flowering.
        I wouldn’t have thought you can eat them…I wouldn’t.

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        1. I’m sure you are correct. They do look the same. They flower for a short period, making a brilliant display. But they take over. I’ve no intention of eating them!

          Tris had better make sure he gets the right one for his garden.

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  2. Well those were delightful. And I know where no15 is. It’s a boat! I loved the elephant and the cross species friendships. Of course the orangs are sooooo cute but I wish they could be with mum in the trees. Since Ed got here before me, all I can say is Vita Renovata.

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      1. Both places look fantastic, Marcia.

        I’ve been to Bulgaria a few times, and there is a lot more to it than the Black Sea resorts.

        I’ve never been to Uzbekistan… but after that film, Munguin says he wants to go there…

        Thank you again.


    1. Thank you, Marcia. Like home-based Scots, we are privileged to live in such a beautiful country – and they are similar in many ways. Mountains, forests, rivers, waterfalls… your video gives a good cross-section of the scenic delights.

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    2. System hiccup so this might appear twice. I was saying thank you, Marcia, for showing Munguinites the delights of my adopted country. Like home-based Scots, we are privileged to live among such beauty. And there are many similarities – mountains, forests, rivers, waterfalls. But lots of sunshine to go with it. As I think I’ve said before, we are desperate for rain so a pre-Brexit trade deal with Scotland will be very welcome. On both sides.

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    Off-topic, but particularly interesting analysis of the New Trade Supremo. Mr Abbot.

    Now, I couldn’t care less what nationality anyone is, but didn’t those Brexiters want to take back control to England or Britain or whatever… And giving the top job to an Australian does seem a weird way of doing that, even if he is the great expert on trade that the English health secretary reckons him to be (which, as Mr Dunt points out he very definitely is NOT.)

    I expect there wasn’t anyone of any calibre in the Uk who could, or would, take the job.

    The doesn’t bode well for the future.


    1. Hmmm. Yes he did. I hope he remembers that if ever he breaks his leg… and Johnson comes along to wrap his hanky around it.

      I’m thinking that it’s an interesting strategy when you are negotiating a series of trade treaties to propose that you break one that you just signed.

      I wonder what expert proposed that!


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