Monday, 20 July 2015

... finding Shaun the Sheep

We were in Wiltshire at the weekend as my daughter was racing at the Castle Combe Circuit on Sunday, we made a weekend of it and rented a cottage just outside of the beautiful National Trust Village of Lacock. It is often used by Film and TV companies as it's honey stoned period houses are the epitome of the quintessential English village, when we dropped in on Monday morning they were preparing sets for a SKY TV drama/comedy/crime show called Agatha Raisin can't wait for it to come out as the one they aired around Christmas last year was excellent.

We spent Saturday in Bristol and took advantage of two free events that were going on in the city that day, the Harbourside Festival which was a series of community based events on and around around the harbourside area. The second was Shaun in the city where 70 large Shaun the sheep characters have been placed around the city, all have been customised by various artists and organisations, they are free to view and get your photo taken with them, there is an app to help you round or there are free printed maps from the tourist information.  They will be making an appearance in London in September at Covent Garden along with 50 that have already been on display in the capital giving you the chance to see all 120 of them together, this is for a very limited time only and then they will be auctioned off.  All proceeds from the Bristol sheep go the Bristol Children's hospital Grand Appeal and the funds from the 50 London sheep go to the Wallace and Gromitt's Children charity that supports children in hospital throughout the UK




I hope you all had a good weekend, let me know what you got up to

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