Thursday, September 11, 2008

Attractive sheep

When walking as a group for 6 or 7 hours you soon find that topics of normal conversation dry up, after all how long can you talk about the weather. At this point the conversation can go two ways, one is to go very deep and serious, and the other is to get silly. The first is easy to understand, you talk about work or relationships, often in a way that you would not in a normal situation, the second is what we term mountain madness and is where the conversation takes a silly turn, like thinking the sheep are plotting against you, i.e. planning a Lambush (Lamb-ambush). As we normally walk with the same people both types of conversation can go on for not just one walk or holiday but gets added to over months and months leading to conversations that to an outsider would sound totally wrong in so many ways. Take Mr X (name changed to protect the innocent), he once fed a bit of chocolate to a sheep and now many years latter is still trying to live down his sheep fetish, with one or other of us continually pointing out pretty (or cute, or even ugly) sheep for him on the hillside, normally in a loud voice while other walkers are passing by.

Picture today is a change from all the views, just in case you where getting board.




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5 comments:

JAMJARSUPERSTAR said...

See I would have been at home with that conversation because I have this thing that sheep are actually quite cute!

Have you ever seen the pink sheep of Scotland? If you're ever driving up to Glasgow they're quite hard to miss!
Ciao

Scarlet x

aims said...

Ah yes. The joys of good friends and being able to tease them.

I always point out the sheep to my brother as well. It's so much fun!

I love the pic of the day. What interesting angles and the colours...wow.

Suburbia said...

That was a suprise, I thought the pic was going to be a sheep!!

Pic much better than a sheep one though:)

Ranger Faff said...

Ahhh, the Macc Lads - sublimity itself!

As for the sheep thing, I obviously have no idea what you’re talking about.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Never bored, always enlightened here.

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