September Scavenger Hunt

Friday, 30 September 2011

So where did September go? A few days on holiday, a few days ill in bed and whoomp, it's October. Worrying. Anyway, that means it's time for the monthly scavenger hunt round-up. Thanks as always to Kathy from Postcards from the P.P for organising it. All the other entries can be found here.

Back to school:
It always makes me think of kicking leaves on the way into school and gleefully collecting conkers.

A road sign:
If there's one thing England is not short of, it's amusingly named villages. By heck, do we like to go and visit them. Give us a good map and some back roads and we can keep ourselves amused for hours. I have an excellent photo tucked away somewhere of my mum and auntie pulling faces next to a roadsign for Seething.

Barton in the Beans is one of my absolute favourites although we did also go through Sheepy Magna and Sheepy Parva on the same trip and they come very close on the scale of awesome place names.

The football season:
It just really made me laugh.

Harvest:
I didn't pick them. They're probably safe but I don't dare risk it.

What's in your bag?:
Unexpected candystripe lining

Relaxation:
Sitting on the kitchen counter, glass of Prosecco, stirring risotto. Annnnnnd breathe....

Something taller than me:


A pile of things:
This may look like an innocent pile of shoes. It is actually a pile of RAGE. You would not believe the crossness resulting from Project Fix Wardrobe. It is proving insanely difficult to replace the broken rail and it is making me boil over with fury, hence all the flung shoes.

Apples:


Desk:
My desk is too untidy for public viewing. This is a paperweight that sits on it.

Public phone box:
Of all the scavenger hunt photos I have ever taken, this was the most shameful. The only phone box I could find locally is right by some shops and the local youth, having nothing better to do, congregrate around it. I couldn't cope with the mocking and "EEEEEEE girrrrrrrrl, worra ya dewin?" so I hastily snapped this and went home.

A view from above:
I think it's Wales...took it from the plane on the way to Portugal anyway.

38 comments:

  1. I have 'panic' and 'eject' buttons on my pc - think that would have to be my entry for desk.

    English place names are only bettered by Australian words for animals "I'da called it a Chazzwazza" (The Simpsons)

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  2. Mmmmm "Chaos, panic and disorder" sums up my life... Never mind. Love the photos. Great place names and I can sympathise with your Fix Wardrobe project. Have a great weekend! xx

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  3. Hi,

    Just wanted to say I loved looking at your photos. Read a few of your previous posts too, I'm glad you enjoyed Portugal, as it's my home country.

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  4. Great photos as usual. Loving the conkers one.

    However my favourite has to be the shoes! When did you sneak into my spare room!

    X x

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  5. Great entries! I will tell the truth here...my own entry for "my desk or workspace" was taken after a very quick tidy-up. I don't my husband would recognize it as something in our home if saw the photo!

    "I think it's Wales" is my favorite!

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  6. eek! where did this month go! I better get my skates on (I started this month so well!).
    Love the conkers - total childhood memory.

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  7. Barton in the Beans is very good, but just down the road from my home is The Land of Nod, and not much further away The Land of Green Ginger, so romantic for prosaic East yorkshire.

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  8. There are quite a few gems among English towns and villages! Cockburn never fails to make me giggle, such is my immaturity. :-)

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  9. fantastic! my boyfriend and I used to play a game where we'd try to think of the silliest made-up British village names. He always won.

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  10. Cool photos! And Barton in the Beans is great :D xx

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  11. I love funny English place names. That Inbetweeners Rude Road Trip made me laugh a lot more than it should have! Also,I can just imagine the scallies at the phone box, I sympathise :)

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  12. I used to live near a place called Middle Wallop and yes there were also village nearby called Upper Wallop and Lower Wallop.

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  13. Great pictures - I have never heard of Barton in the Beans! You couldn't make it up.

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  14. Excellent photos, I have really enjoyed these! I love to look at maps for our amusing place names too, there are just sooo many!

    Love the back to school photo and I chuckled at 'something taller than me'!

    Louise

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  15. my fave place name is Lower Peeover - it always makes me smile

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  16. Great post, I really enjoyed looking at your pictures. Love the conker picture as I love Autumn and the changing season so much xx

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  17. i had a similar experience with the phone box tonight, only knew of one and pulled up to take a few pics when I realise that a very bemused collegue was watching me from the nearby atm, and my daughters friends dad was parked just on front of me.(Oh the shame)

    If you like odd names google a map of wexford on OSImapping , we spent a very happy day looking at the rude names on there.

    very amusing commentary it complements your pics very well.

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  18. Great shots! Love the road sign!

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  19. Great photos, I love the view from above and back to school.

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  20. I enjoyed your photos. All these different collections take you on a little journey don't they?My fav is the sign - fantastic!
    Cheers
    Helen

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  21. Great photos. Love the taller than me picture. My husband wanted me to do that but I chose something else.

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  22. Super photos ~ and good luck with the shoe storage...frustrating I'm sure. Barton in the Beans is a hoot - driving along country roads appeals, however I'd have to get used to driving on the other side of the road and I'd be worried about all the roundabouts going in the other direction...anyway, reading your post reminded me that I'd still love to do this. I like the 'what's inside your bag'...great sense of humour :)

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  23. Place names are so amusing - I always look out for random places on the weather forecast ;P xo

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  24. I remember the first time we drove through Sheepy Parva, my entire family made up a song about it (I'm from Cheshire originally). Brilliant!

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  25. I have noticed the sudden surge in autumn leaves gracing the pavements and must admit I'm looking forward to the colder months.
    Is it wrong to like the lining of a bag more than the actual bag itself? Seriously this has happened to me on many occasion xxx

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  26. Great photos, I've really enjoyed them! Love the road sign and taller than you! Also from above and back to school:)

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  27. Love all of these photos, conkers always remind me of Autumn!

    Maria xxx

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  28. I loved this post - great photos and you made me laugh! And...believe it or not I actually live in Seething...!! x

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  29. I was very excited last week when I found conkers!

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  30. I love the 'something taller' photo - it made me laugh!

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  31. I love these types of posts, such a simple but novel idea. I would participate myself but rarely get out and it's usually to the same places.

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  32. Great post!

    GTBB,
    http://badjoan.blogspot.com
    http://cookingjoan.blogspot.com

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  33. CONKERS. I've read so much about them from Roald Dahl's Boy and a bunch off old school children books, and I imagined them somewhat smaller and more round but COOL.

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  34. I think that's the best relaxation shot I've seen!
    Great shots, E

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  35. This is so cute and fun :) I love your scavenger hunt photos! Hope you are doing well :)

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  36. Great photos! Love them! Especially the desk! I don't have an official desk at home. But my music room one at school is definitely fulfilling Maxwell's second law of thermodynamics!

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  37. Really like your harvest pic, how unusual are they. Being from 'over the water' myself, you have captured the accent perfectly in type for the mocking you would have had at the phone box :)
    I think I need a similar paperweight to yours, but this would then just add to the clutter on the desk I can't get to because of more clutter!!

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