I went to sign on today. I notice Scamp is not barking anymore when I leave him outside so he must be getting used to the experience.
On the way there I took the opportunity to take some pictures of eccentric gardens of which there are many round here, as I know Frances likes gardens, and I think these are great. When I used to walk about with my kids when they were younger they used to like things like this and there was always something to talk about. People have put a lot of effort into these and they added a bit of fun and interest to my walk.
First pic, they seem to like horses. Note the street sign saying Horseman Drive, the little horse and carriage with a person in it behind the gate. Nice touch also are the wagon wheels next to the wall and if you look closely you will see horses on top of the garage.
Second pic, a gnome garden with a rude gnome at the front, and a lit pool with a fountain.
A lot of people seem to have got in the back of their minds an 'Englishman's home is his castle' and there are lot of lions on gateposts rather in the manner of lions at the entrance to stately home but third pic is a bit different, with two Buddhas at the entrance. Peace and harmony to be found at that house, then!
Fourth pic, you would need plenty of trips to the garden centre to recreate this effect, but I like it. What with all the topiary and animals it has rather a storybook, Alice in Wonderland feel to it.
Fifth pic, they like owls and they don't give two hoots what anybody thinks. A commendable attitude and one that is quite prevalent on the streets of Hull.