Saturday, 11 January 2014

Over the Fence or The Empress of Blandings

The day before the night before Christmas a storm of gale force winds took down part of our garden fence.  The stable parts we left standing, until yesterday when Andy began to take them down.   One never really knows what's lurking behind the garden fence.  Our neighbours are fastidious about their home and garden so imagine our surprise to encounter this....



 THE EMPRESS OF BLANDINGS!  (The size of a REAL p-i-g!) 



There she sat, serene and regal behind the stonework of our old garden fence.



Goodness knows how long she has been there patiently waiting to be introduced to her neighbours. 



It seemed as if she offered to let me scratch her back.   At first, I found her a bit unnerving but she is beginning to grow on me.  This time next week her smiling piggy face will be hidden behind our new fence.  




You just never know what you'll find JUST on the other side of the garden fence!

11 comments:

  1. I rather like her - I might be tempted to position a spyhole in the new fence so I could keep an eye on her ;-)

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  2. I am beginning to warm towards her. I'll miss her smile when the new fence is up. ; )

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  3. I love it! If I had a garden I would love a little piggy like this :)

    Kate - Cakes and Bakes by Kate

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  4. Adorable! Reminds me of Wilbur from Charlotte's Web. P.S. I LOVED Blandings! x

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    1. I must confess, my very first thought was Blandings! My second thought was how my Dad would have roared with laughter. (He was a country boy from Tennessee before moving to the big city.)

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  5. I absolutely love the Empress and Gussie Finknottle would thoroughly approve!

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    1. I went into full Wodehouse mode the moment I saw her! ; )

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  6. What fun! That was a nice meeting with this glossy pig.

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