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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Thursday, 17 April 2014

GOOD THURSDAY. (17/04/14)

It’s been a busy couple of days for me. I arrived in Kinross yesterday and had a relaxing evening over food and a few lagers. I needed the relaxing as I had to fill the camper water tank from the outside tap. The inside tap for the outside tap is inside the stables next to Bravoir’s loose box. I was rooting about in the gloom when he did that blowing thing horses do right on the back of my neck. I was damn close to crapping myself. I did remonstrate, I told him he was a silly ‘orse. I then got knocked this way and that while he checked my pockets for anything of interest.

Today was hair cut day for the dogs. I could do with one as well but I’ve decided to grow mine. Not on the top as it hasn’t grown there since my early twenties. I suspect the comb over will come back into fashion or at least I’m hoping it will. My hair is long enough for a blow over. The blow over looks more natural. It also looks a little Einsteinish.

I also got a full shoulder of lamb for Easter Sunday Eve. Scottish butchers don’t piss about I have an eighth of a sheep. I’ll set to tomorrow and make a Big Lancashire Hotpot from the neck and it’s front leg. The rest I’ll slow roast for hours on a bed of Garlic, shallots, parsnip and carrot. When it’s done I’ll shred it onto a bed of Rocket leaves and sprinkle it. With Pomegranate seeds and juice, fresh mint chopped and soaked in dilute lemon juice, a few big green olives quartered and a handful of that really posh, wet, Feta cheese. It will be much better than eating an Easter Bunny. To accompany the sheep I think a simple side plate of green salad and little crispy roast potatoes. I’ll do the potatoes in good Yorkshire Rape seed oil. Healthy eating is what I'm known for

Easter Sunday is busy here. If it’s vaulting I’ll take some snaps, if it’s dressage I’ll take a couple of strobes. ‘orses react beautifully to flash guns. I have this little fetish, I quite like posh totty in their best ‘bib and tucker’ covered in sand, ‘orse muck, bits of rubber tyre; they look very nice dishevelled. I’m not allowed to flash at them. If it’s dressage I’ll watch the boxed set of this years party political conferences. Even I can make ‘orses take big steps and little ones and turn around. Not in the order judges expect I'll be the hundredth to admit._MG_3378       The dogs yesterday snuffling for shell fish. They only have to find a cockle or better still a mussel. It keeps them amused for ten minutes chomping the shell and licking out the middle.

Today.

_MG_3396        Alf….so smart but sleepy. He missed his morning nap.

_MG_3398      Moll sparkling bright. She is older and associates the camera with a walk.

I was going to save this for tomorrow but what the hell.

_V0G8586  Happy Easter to everyone of you.

Have a great holiday and remember you are celebrating the resurrection and not the crucifixion. Not nice at all are those Italians in their bad moments.

If I don’t get any snaps tomorrow have a great weekend.

46 comments:

  1. Adrian I wish you and your family a happy easter!
    See you soon

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  2. Cute little models! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Very handsome two;)
    Thanks Adrian good easter, also for you.
    a hug.

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    1. Laura, I hope you are recovering well. Enjoy Easter.

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  4. You've got all willing modelletjes also very happy Easter.

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  5. Your dogs are the cutest!! I wish you a restful weekend ahead.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Mersad, looks are deceptive. Have a good Easter.

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  6. Happy Easter to as well Adrian. I hope you and your doggies have a wonderful Sunday.

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    1. Horst, I hope you manage to get out as well.

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  7. Molly and Alf - so pretty (does Alf mind being called pretty I wonder) when "poshed" up but I
    just love them best when they are all mucked up!! I hope you and your terrible twosome enjoy the Sunday lunch.

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    1. Pat, he loves being admired. I will try and keep them clean for a day.

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  8. Your sweeties are just adorable. Those are wonderful portraits. Happy Easter, Adrian.

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    1. Thanks Hilary, We will do our best to enjoy a sunny weekend.

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  9. Seems like you're set for a fantastic Easter feast there Adrian? Have a good one...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, it's a simple meal to cook. You have a good Easter.

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  10. That Molly is such a poser, isn't she? She probably sees a walk as her catwalk, the model sort, not the animal. Enjoy your Easter feast. Happy Easter.

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    1. Pauline, she has always liked having her picture taken. A little prima donna she is.

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  11. Your Easter dinner sounds awesome. We eat very little lamb here. We do not have a background of lamb in out traditions. I can't remember the last time I had lamb. It's very expensive compared to beef and pork.

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    1. Red, lamb is expensive but I prefer it to beef and most pork. Our pigs here are intensively farmed and don't taste of very much at all.

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    2. I can agree with you on pork. There's no flavor to it at all.

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  12. Have a good and peaceful Easter Adrian. The lamb sounds just about perfect, a feel a respite from vegettarianism coming on. Blasted bacon and lamb!

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    1. Gary, I'll think of you tomorrow.

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  13. Happy Easter, Adrian. Your Easter Sunday Eve meal sounds wonderful. Alf and Moll look stunning in their new do's, all decked out for Easter.
    Enjoy!

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    1. Laura, It should be okay the lamb looks good and i've cooked it many times before.

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  14. HI Adrian Both dogs are adorable and I love the Happy Easter greeting to us bloggers. I hope you have a wonderful HAPPY EASTER also.

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    1. Margaret, thank you you have a good time.

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  15. Have a good weekend Adrian, I'm slumming it with Salmon Fillet with a Crème Fraiche and Watercress sauce and asparagus, but seriously, your meal sounds wonderful too. The dogs look smart and posed so well for you. Enjoy the sunshine !

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    1. Cath, it was cool early this morning but baking hot now. Enjoy your salmon.

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  16. I'm thinking maybe another blog should be started ........ cooking with Adrian.
    Puts my salad sarnie to shame, the way you described it.

    Good luck with the horse totty, and have a good Easter.

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    1. Keith, it will make a change from Marmite baps.

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    2. PS. I don't rate my chances with the horse totty. I frighten the horses never mind the riders.

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  17. That is one mighty feast to break your fasting Adrian. Have a Happy Easter too. Make sure the pups don't eat any chocolate.

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    1. Carol, I did intend fasting but by the time I realised it was lent there were only a couple of days left, it didn't seem worth bothering.

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  18. Oh, they are beauties, the dogs I mean. Have a nice holiday Adrian.

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    1. They are Bob. I am on permanent holiday. It looks to be a good weekend weather wise.

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  19. Sounds like a crackin' meal.

    As for the dogs:

    Strength without insolence
    Beauty without vanity
    And all the virtues of a man
    Without his vices.
    (Byron)

    I think it was for a Scottie but wotthehellarchiewotthehell.

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    1. Graham, yes I am on the final hour of dinner preparation now. I also got a Lancashire Hotpot out of the leg and neck. That will freeze for some other day.There will be enough meat on a shoulder at this time of the year forat least twelve meals so the cost works out at £3.00p/ head excluding veg. A bargain really.
      My dogs are full of vices.

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  20. Same to you and your adorable pooches!

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  21. Mixing Yorkshire with Lancashire in Scotland, now there's a potential Hamlet (... in a Photo Booth !!) moment about to go wrong.
    Great portrait photoshoot of Moll by the way.

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