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1. Hello there. Munguin tells me it’s raining in Scotland. It’s sunny here though. You should all come and visit when you’re allowed to.
2. This is MY spot!
3. I’d like to make it plain that just becasue we are called “weeping” willows, it doesn’t mean we’re sad. It’s just alliteration. It sounds better than “droopy” willow.
4. I posed for this for free becasue Andi said that I’d get to be on Munguin’s Republic. That’d better be true or I’ll find him and peck him!
5. This is Nox, who owns Hannah in Bulgaria. He’s a David Attenborough disciple, as you will see in the next picture.
6. This he informs us, is a rare beetle which he must study and shortly he’ll inform us of its origins.
8. It’s that time again.
9. Nothing like a good stretch even when you’re little.
10. Who could ask for more?
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11. Helsinki.
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13. One day I’ll be taller than this grass, you’ll see!
14. My personal photographer, this AndiMac fellow, tells me Munguin has some mice tenants at Munguin Towers. I may pay them a visit. Anyone know if he shares his champagne with them?
15. Oh look, I made the waterfall red.
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16. Come on in, but I’m afraid I just ate the last of the French Fancies.

17. Wildflower meadow in …well, John’s back lawn!
18. Danny will be pleased to see that cows in Switzerland do know how to dress up for Church on a Sunday!
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19. Nothing I like more than a nice salad for dinner on a Sunday.
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20. Right, that’s me off for the rest of the day. Play time. Just leave the cash at the door and take the tour yourself.

With thanks to Hannah, John, RS, Brendan and Andi.

Bonus Pic:


39 thoughts on “SOPPY SUNDAY”

  1. I knew it was about time for the decorated Swiss cows to show up again. I’m still concerned that some of them may be in therapy about this. 😉

    Socks in the White House Briefing Room.
    Although an adopted stray, he had a distinguished career which took him from the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion to the White House.

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    1. If it was OK for her, it’s OK for a Swiss cow, I’d say.

      Just shows you though that America really is the land of opportunity… One day you’re a stray; next day you live with the governor of Arkansas, and then you are propelled to greatness sitting at the desk in the oval office.

      Where else could that happen?

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      1. I don’t know whether I prefer the flower arrangements or the fruit baskets on Carmen Miranda’s head. BTW, it doesn’t surprise me that the Swiss take their decorated cows to church. 😉

        Yes, Socks had a remarkable career. Looks presidential sitting at the Resolute desk!

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  2. Those were lovely. I adored the baby elephant, the Bulgarian menagerie and the cats doing yoga. Someone should tell them that’s dog pose though and there is a perfectly good cat pose that should be right up their seat.

    Gorgeous fluffy orangutans. This post has fair cheered me up and since I got here before Ed can state it was life affirming.

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  3. Ah, another life-affirming selection of photies to brighten up the Sabbath!

    Thank you, Tris!

    I am intrigued by the pic of Helsinki, because when I was peering at it without first looking at the caption, I spotted, on the left, a shop windown with the following banner:

    Også på net

    Now, the first word is easy-peasy, but the second line means “Also on line” – in Norwegian.

    The answer, I think, must be that Prismatch must be a Norwegian outfit operating in the Nordic countries, including Finland, where 10% or so of the population have Swedish as their mother tongue, and, as we know, Norwegian, Swedish and Danish are largely mutually intelligible.

    I might engage in a spot of my usual peerless googling, but I’m in a mood to observe the Sabbath more assiduously than usual, with added sloth and khalatnost.

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    1. Blast, pipped at the post again, PP!

      On the subject of life-affirmingness, I found the first baby orangutan particularly cockle-warming and awwwworthy. Which is not at all to say that none of the other photies made me feel brighter and more hopeful – no, rather the reverse!

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      1. Have you had your second jag yet? I have and the side effects were nowhere near as severe this time round. To my great relief!

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        1. Yes, PP, I had my second jag a couple of weeks ago now and was out of commission for a good week. I found that some of the side-effects I was getting were down in the “fewer than 1 in 100” list. I am operating on the principle that if that’s what the vaccine did to me, the virus itself would most likely have killed me.

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      1. So the outfit in question is possibly this Komplett retailer. I suppose there could be others that do price matching, but I think we should run with that, Tris.

        Surely we have at least one denizen of Munguinworld currently resident in a Nordic country who can steer us straight on this one?

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        1. I don’t think we do, Ed.

          Munguin must send me on a recruitment campaign to Greenland, Iceland, Faeroes, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia, (all expenses paid) immediately.

          What that I hear you say Munguin? You’re sending on an all expenses paid trip to the wine shop?

          Oh, OK.


    2. Could also be “price match”; kind of like Franglais. I think that the street’s Mannerheimintie, but it’s 20 years since I was last there! Been to Finland many times since then, just not Helsinki.

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        1. I do. They’re in Oulu, about 100km from the Arctic Circle. I watched the video posted below, and there was a lot that I didn’t recognise.

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          1. I think Helsinki is quite a large place. 632,000.

            But I’m sure that people could show parts of Edinburgh or Glasgow that I wouldn’t know.


  4. Our new history teacher in secondary school Mr Mackintosh dressed up as Carmen Miranda on prize-giving day when Bishop Gare-Duke of Dunkeld was doing the honours. Mr Mackintosh didn’t appear back in school after the summer holidays.

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      1. Hare-Duke. I thought I recognized the name.

        I think it was him who officiated at my confirmation.

        When was that? ’74? ’75?

        A couple of lifetimes ago.

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        1. I have vague memories of being somewhere with an aunt and nearly him when I was a kid. I was told I had to call him My Lord…

          “I thought that was Jesus”, said I… and didn’t meet him for fear of what else I might say.

          Or it might have been some other “lord”.


    1. Oh dear.

      How unfortunate. Mr Mackintosh maybe should have used a little common sense before embarking on anything quite a erm… adventurous.

      Maybe he found alternative employment as a cow in Switzerland.

      🙂 🙂


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