Friday, 20 December 2013

SASHA NOT.....

Well Christmas is getting ever closer and things need doing , cards sending, presents wrapping , Sasha buying...oops ignore that bit ;), decorations placing , food cooking..so much to do and so little time!!!

And in amongst all that is blogging!! So many plans, stories to finish , new ones to start! Comings and goings!! Results to give, plans to make .......

So totally off subject I thought I would share with you a new purchase I made!!! I saw these last year and just loved them but was very good and did not buy one even though I really wanted to!

Then they had some again in a Shop in the town I work in, again sorely tempted but again was good UNTIL I saw them in my local garden centre! and much cheaper than in town but still was good.........UNTIL...my local garden centre sent me an email with a 20% off voucher!!! What's a girl to do!!! It was obviously meant to be that I should purchase the one that I really loved, although there are a few different one's to chose from but this one I just loved on sight!!!

Now those of you who follow this blog will know that we have a nice big garden which we enjoy working on and it is for this that I purchased the item I am about to show you.

You will either hate it or love it but for me it just makes me smile, so I will show you what I bought today for the garden, although if you had enough room you could keep one inside.

I am calling him Billy Bob!!



Yes he is a Goat!  He is made from recycled scrapped 44 gallon drums, no two are identical.


Side view.


View from above.


From the rear.


He can eat the windfall apples while he shelters under the lychgate until the spring ,when I will move him into the flowerbed where he can chew on a few flower heads!!

I just love him! You can get cats, dogs, mice, sheep and even a cow that's got a lid so inside you can put ice and use it to keep your drinks cool!! But he was my favourite! Made me think of the three billy goats gruff tale! I may have to find a troll to stop him from crossing the bridge ( Lychgate).

So you can see that I did not get very far on my Christmas shopping, only managed four gifts for others , two pairs of shoes in a sale for me and Billy Bob!!

Oh I did go to post office and it was not busy!! which was great as I have been every day this week apart from Monday!

The DH is off on his works dinner in Hereford and will not be back until tomorrow, when he can meet Billy Bob, although he does have his ipad so may well be reading this tonight..in which case...doesn't he look great!! He'll be so good in the flowerbeds...you'll love him.... really!!!!

I'll be back later with a Sasha post......or two.....  :)


17 comments:

  1. I'm here although I'm not too sure if SS-R is still on line.

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    1. SS-R is off on her Christmas jolly days! So you will be winning for a while... :)

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  2. WOW! Great find! Great buy!
    I just love unusual and different things like this but haven't the room now in my retirement years and home. I'm sure that your Sashas, Gregors, toddlers, babies and Bramber Bears are going to love and have such 'fun and games' and adventures with him.

    (On a much smaller scale I have two sculptures made from recycled objects, a story-teller and a clown and they like Billy Bob always start off some interesting conversation topics as I'm sure that he will.
    Looking forward to seeing him featuring in many future blog posts. Fab. purchase and Xmas present to you and the garden!

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    1. Thanks Kendal, I am so pleased to have finally bought one of these great fun animals. I am sure he will appear in a post at some stage!
      And yes he will definitely be a talking point !Lol

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  3. He is so wonderful, Dee and, unlike our cute, cuddly sheep, you don't have to feed him, muck out messy bedding or shear him.

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    1. Thanks Jenni. That is a definite plus with the no feeding, cleaning,bedding or shearing!! have enough of that with the dogs and cats..apart from the cats don't need shearing !! :)

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  4. Well, I am so glad I had a look at the Sasha posts and found this! It cheered me up tremendously! What a fun animal!!! Looking forward to seeing lots of him/her in future Sasha stories! You do have an eye for the unusual, Dee! Karinxxx

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    1. Thank you Karin! Glad you said unusual and not strange!! lol
      Billy Bob is for the garden but I am sure he'll find his way into a post or two!!
      Dee xx

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  5. Esme is going to be seriously jealous xxxxxx

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    1. Sarah , I am sure that Esme could make one herself with her talent ! Give her a year or two and she'll be putting things together!!
      xxxx

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  7. Billy ist unbestreitbar originell!
    (More mistakes)

    Love the pic of his back.
    And understand well, that looking at him causes many ideas coming to your mind. Or so ;)

    ( I notice the apple in an early photo and thought immidiately, that he'll not feel the pinch of hunger there:)

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    1. Yes he is very orginial and so fun to see!
      I can see him wandering around the garden getting into [places he should not be!! ;)
      He does indeed have many apples to keep him fed through these coming winter months !

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  8. Dee, Billy Bob reminds of a goat we might have seen in the old Smash adverts on telly a few years back (for mash get Smash) with the little Martians sitting in their space ship . I do hope I haven't offended you? I think he looks great and I can see a few adventures with him appearing with your clan on your blog, lol.
    Just wanted to say as well, thank you for taking the time (and much effort) to update your blog often. I might not comment every time, but I do look at it most days!
    Merry Christmas to you and Paul and a Happy and Healthy 2014! xxxxxx

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    1. I loved those smash adverts , so not at all offended! lol
      That's very nice of you Steve and I am happy that you enjoy coming along to see whatever's fallen out of my mind into the mix that is this blog!
      I hope James, Rachel and yourself have a great Christmas and New Year xxxxxxx

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  9. He's a very interesting and colourful fellow Dee! I haven't seen this one before, but I've seen a cartoon or something that looks remarkably like your new goat!! I just can't think where now!
    I'm sure he will get a new friend at some point in the future (sales!!!) but also, he will make a great prop for the Sashas in the garden once the weather improves in the UK!
    Big hugs Sharon xxxx

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    1. I cannot wait to see him enjoying himself in the summer sun! No friends....unless a mouse gets a very big discount!! :)
      I had not considered him as a prop but then again I use whatever comes to mind or hand!! :)

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