An Owl Hunt

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Back Drive

This morning I made a little more progress on weeding the back drive.

The new lilies have begun to flower.

Matthew arrived with Poppy just before lunch. Our granddaughter was quickly into all the familiar toys, playing with her Dad and Grannie,

Poppy 4

but a little more sceptical about Grandpa\s face extension.

Poppy studying photographs

She certainly recognises pictures of herself, but whether or not she links them with the camera is a moot point.

Poppy, Mat & parrot

Norman’s parrot had to be released from his perch suspended from the ceiling.

This afternoon Becky took her niece on an owl hunt in the garden. This involved lots of pointing and exclamations from Poppy and expressions of amazement from Becky.

Poppy was particularly enamoured of the blue-bespectacled bird alongside the Heligan Path.

This evening we all dined at Lal Quilla, where the food and service was as excellent as ever, and Poppy was a delight, My main choice was lamb Ceylon, with which I enjoyed a share of  special fried rice, onion bhaji, and paratha.  The ladies drank diet Coke, the gentlemen, Kingfisher, and Poppy. water.

Mat and Poppy returned home to Upper Dicker and the rest of us came back to Downton.

45 thoughts on “An Owl Hunt

  1. I can imagine the delight of the child on discovery of the bespectacled owl. I am seriously considering applying for a green-collar job in your garden but I suspect Madam Theresa May might have me deported by the returning ship.

    • Many thanks, GP. Etymology:’This phrase would be best suited for a small child or flower. CUTE AS A BUTTON – “cute, charming, attractive, almost always with the connotation of being small, 1868 (from the original 1731 English meaning of ‘acute’ or clever).’

  2. Such a delightful post, Derrick! Poppy is adorable. I particularly like the photos of her in the Owl Garden.
    (I thought of you last night. We had takeout from the Pakistani near my daughter’s house. The “chatty man” owner, who is very nice, told my son-in-law that he was educated at Oxford.)

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