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Subject:A few pics. And a vid.
Time:10:39 pm
This must be a first for me - posting two days running!! As well as eternally sorting out my massive collection of online Elijah pics, a job which is still ongoing after nearly 10 years (you think I'm joking?), I've also started to get our own pics into some sort of order. I came across a few I'd uploaded to Photobucket ages ago with the intention of posting here but never got round to it. Only a few - I'm not a prolific photo-taker (nor a very proficient one!) They were taken earlier in the year when we were at The Old Dairy Farm in Northampton. I'm also posting an Elijah video because ... well, because it's Elijah!

Taken from the car before we reached the farm:









You really could imagine you were in the Shire here! And it was a beautiful, perfect Spring day during a brief spell of warm, sunny weather quite early in the year. The weather has been downhill since then with just one respite:









Lunchtime. Yum!




And finally, the vid. Elijah tells a fib:

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addie71
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Time:2012-08-06 11:23 pm (UTC)
What a lovely place. It really does look like The Shire.

Love the video, too. :D
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not_alone
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Time:2012-08-07 07:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks Addie. It was such a beautiful place, it really felt like the Shire:)
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bellewood
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Time:2012-08-06 11:59 pm (UTC)
Your pictures are gorgeous!! I love rural settings and green countryside! That farmhouse and the church look lovely! And look at that sky. So blue.. like a hobbits eyes ;) (Incidentally, i used to live just a few miles away from Northampton when i was a child)

I've given up with trying to organise my pictures. Too time consuming. And i wonder why i can never find anything ..lol! Great vid! Any video with Elijah is worth watching (and saving..lol) And we're getting Wilfred NEXT WEEK!! yay!
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not_alone
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Time:2012-08-07 07:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks Belle. I still believe we have the most beautiful countryside in the world - though how much longer it will last if the government insist on ripping it up for their high-speed trains and such like is anyone's guess!! What we saw of Northampton was lovely - what a beautiful place to grow up in.

I'm so happy we'll be getting Wilfred at last - it's been hard this time as there were no downloads available after the first one.
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ladysnaps
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Time:2012-08-07 12:46 am (UTC)
in a way it's kinda nice to look at these photos now. because you know in a few short months what's going to happen. :P thanks for sharing them. as bad as i am with organizing my elijah photos, they're still organized because of A&F. does that make any sense?

i'm really enjoying all these little snippets the guys on wilfred are doing.
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not_alone
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Time:2012-08-07 07:42 pm (UTC)
>>because you know in a few short months what's going to happen<<

Ah, you mean the unspeakable weather we've been having this 'summer'!! We've had some really rotten summers over the last few years but this just beats them all.

There are so many of those little behind-the-scenes snippets, aren't there? It's quite easy to miss them - and that would be terrible;)
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shirebound
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Time:2012-08-07 01:50 am (UTC)
That's truly the Shire!
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not_alone
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Time:2012-08-07 07:43 pm (UTC)
It really is:)
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mechtild
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Time:2012-08-07 01:59 am (UTC)
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PLACE!!!!!!!
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not_alone
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Time:2012-08-07 07:45 pm (UTC)
It certainly is:)
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verangel
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Time:2012-08-07 04:14 am (UTC)
So truly lovely. I can imagine crunching through dirt and gravel and smelling the good clean open air and green. The bricks of old still standing tell of cool insides and warm atmosphere. The one pictur was pure Shire and hobbit love of food and happy house. Love this...thank you xoxoxo hugs v
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not_alone
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Time:2012-08-07 07:48 pm (UTC)
Your description of the place is absolutely perfect - are you sure you weren't there? :D *hugs*
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mumis
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Time:2012-08-07 06:13 am (UTC)
Wonderful pictures lovely place!:)

I love the video!:)
Thanks for posting!!
*hugs*
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not_alone
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Time:2012-08-07 07:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks Mumis - glad you enjoyed the pics and video:) *hugs*
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ambree40
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Time:2012-08-07 07:54 am (UTC)
Lovely pictures, Paulie. Early spring, when nature is so promising, is my favorite part of the year. And do I see Muffins in that picture? For me, muffins are an essential part of England.
My filing system is an absolute mess. As soon as I have sorted pictures and files in a logical way, my perception changes and it's not logical any more. Gave up.
That video is great!
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not_alone
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Time:2012-08-07 07:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks Ambree. That day was one of those very rare days in the UK - a warm, sunny, perfect spring day. It's been more or less downhill since then!! I think I'd say spring is my favourite season too - so full of promise.

>>my perception changes and it's not logical any more<<

Ha ha!! I know exactly what you mean and I think that's probably why I never reach the end of this task. For instance, I suddenly decided that everything, pic, vids, articles, must be in chronological order so it was really like starting again right from the beginning!!

ETA: Just remembered I didn't answer your question about Muffins. Actually, I think what you're looking at are probably scones, another quintessential part of an English teatime - buttered scones with fresh cream and strawberry jam ... mmmm ....

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mews1945
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Time:2012-08-07 07:26 pm (UTC)
That farm is so beautiful. It looks so peaceful there.

Elijah, you naughty boy.
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not_alone
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Time:2012-08-07 08:01 pm (UTC)
Because we were there on a week-day there were very few other people about so it was incredibly peaceful, and yes - very beautiful:)
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janejanejane
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Time:2012-08-07 07:26 pm (UTC)
Beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing and for the video ;0)
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not_alone
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Time:2012-08-07 08:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks Jane - glad you enjoyed them:)

Edited for more suitable icon!!

Edited at 2012-08-07 08:03 pm (UTC)
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janejanejane
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Time:2012-08-08 04:34 pm (UTC)
Perfect icon! :-)
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jan_u_wine
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Time:2012-08-09 11:59 am (UTC)
stunning pics......stunning.

"Frodo" with a boat called "passage west"? Of course.
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not_alone
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Time:2012-08-09 07:31 pm (UTC)
Thank Jan - glad you liked them.

>>"Frodo" with a boat called "passage west"? Of course<<

Now why ever didn't I notice that?!! How perfect:)
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jan_u_wine
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Time:2012-08-09 07:38 pm (UTC)
i kind of wonder if the choosing of that boat wasn't purposeful....you have to admit, it is a very odd coincidence!
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not_alone
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Time:2012-08-09 07:44 pm (UTC)
I've been wondering that too and I've come to the conclusion that yes, it was intentional!! Especially as it was "Passage West 2" :)
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jan_u_wine
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Time:2012-08-10 01:02 am (UTC)
wonder whose boat it really is and why they named it that. That picture looks to be in Marina Del Rey.....
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jan_u_wine
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Time:2012-08-10 01:04 am (UTC)
welllll........*that* was easy:


http://www.passagewest2.com/
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not_alone
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Time:2012-08-10 08:23 pm (UTC)
Mmmm - very nice!!
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alpeew
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Time:2012-08-10 12:11 pm (UTC)
It´s really lovely place you were my dear! So similar to Hobbiton We have always loved to compare any lovely places here, in Czech rep. to Hobbiton and Shire. It is funny but also adifying (some people aren´t able to see the beauty everywhere at homeland). Thanks for sharing!
P.S. I have never watched any single Wilfred show, can you imagine it?
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not_alone
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Time:2012-08-10 08:26 pm (UTC)
Hi Allie. We're very lucky in that, although we live in a large city, we're always in easy reach of lovely Shire-like countryside - the very countryside where Tolkien himself played as a child.

Do you get 'Wilfred' over there? The second series starts here next Thursday - can't wait! I love it:)
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