scarecrows

sonning scarecrows

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today (bank holiday monday) and yesterday are the biannual Sonning Scarecrow Trail.  As usual there was a fantastic number of excellent scarecrows (75+ i think) in this pretty village by the Thames.

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this year we decided to give marks out of 10 on our map to help us choose our favourite.  Kezia was in charge of numbers.

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i liked these ones playing tennis above the street

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you can see some of the rather posh sonning houses on these pictures

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it was also great to see some popular and so not so popular characters appearing in the trail.  such as the excellent mighty boosh 

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Esther made me do some impressions of the Moon and Harrison which amused her, confused kezia, and worried the locals.

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the same happened when we found cartman.

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there was also a healthy amount of death and destruction, whether sharks eating limbs (very popular) or Pete Doherty and Amy Winehouse in rehab. 

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or how about this drunked whitch witch has crashed in to a tree


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or this canon being fired from a canon

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perhaps most scary of all was iggle piggle, seen here with the lady who was going in to the house.  i wonder if that’s actually iggle piggle’s wife, and they just happen to live here in real life ?


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anyway, another great afternoon.  if you’re reading this on monday morning and can get to sonning before 5pm then i highly recommend it !

legs

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a very bad scarecrow

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scoring minimal point for effort, but full points for comedy.

sonning scarecrows

on Monday we went to see the scarecrows in Sonning on Thames which is a cool annual thing they do each year.
here are just a few of the 70-odd scarecrows people had made
Pirates of the Caribean
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Rolf Harris
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Sonning Zoo
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Oh dear – i thought this one was a car crash which seemed a bit in appropriate. it was actually making a point about the queues through the village to get across the bridge (but of course!)
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Alan Titchmarsh and their local MP (in the background)
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Esther’s favourite was Winnie the Pooh playing pooh sticks in someone’s garden
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Dobie (from Harry Potter)
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i loved this Mighty Boosh one featured Milky Jo (and Old Greg out of shot)
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