The coaches returned from France last night and, at 22.40 disgorged their young passengers at the school. The delay was caused by the ferry being late leaving Boulogne! An exciting day had been had by all but both J and I were glad to be in bed having been up since 5.00 a.m.
And today - up with the lark as it is a very special day in J's life - it's his Birthday so:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU J :D
(last one before being a TEENAGER!!)
When I was in Bushy yesterday, I came across several Red Deer. The new Mums and their offspring are become a tad more confident now.
This one was being given a wash by Mum and, unlike most youngsters, seemed to enjoy the experience.
Further over in the park, this young Fawn and its Mum were away from the rest of the herd; the Fawn was growing in confidence and did leave its mother's side now and then. I stood for sometime and then sat on the grass - just watching. After a while, the pair became confident that I posed no threat and were happy to carry on with their lives whilst I sat and watched.
As the camera focused, the audible "beep" was heard and the little one raised its head to look. Again, no threat felt or observed so it carried on.
I'd sat for a good time and felt privileged to be trusted by the wild deer who were so relaxed. A really wonderful time spent.
Mr and Mrs Stonechat
2 hours ago