What a clever dog! Click on the pictures if you want to see them more closely . . . and visit Wendy Froud's enchanting blog to learn more.
It's a four-day holiday weekend here in England, so I'll be out of the office now until Wednesday. This weekend marks the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, and although we're not a particularly Royalist family we're still looking forward to the local festivities, which are also a celebration of Dartmoor village life. Wendy and Todd (film puppeteer William Todd-Jones) have been making puppets with kids at the village school in preparation for a Puppet Parade on Saturday; the fabulous Celtic dance band Jiggery Pipery is playing in Drewsteignton on Saturday night; the annual Two Hills Race takes place on Monday morning (our hill being one of those two hills); both Howard's bands (Nosy Crows, the alt-folk band, and Cuckoo Club, the alt-swing band) are playing Monday evening in the village square; and there's a proper Devon Cream Tea for the entire village on Tuesday, among sundry other things. Tilly and I will be there with bells on. (Literally? You never know...) Fingers crossed for good health and good weather.