The trolley in the brook

I took Miss Emily down to the bridge over the Carrant Brook.  “Look Miss Emily, some idiot has dumped a trolley in the brook.”

“But but but but…. that was where we played Poohsticks not too long ago.”

“That’s right, and now there is a trolley in the way.”

“But all the fishies will get stuck and the trees will get stuck and the water won’t have anywhere to go and then there will be a flood! I better pack my hats and hair bows. We may need the boat but I am still busy painting it!”

“It hasn’t reached that stage yet, but we can’t get to the river bank because it is all overgrown now so we can’t even haul it out. I will try to report it to somebody so that they can have it removed”.  

Miss Emily seemed to have lost her faith in humanity. “Just look at all the litter laying around too. Don’t people know that they must throw it in the bin?”

“They probably do but could not be bothered. It is so much easier to just dump it where you stand.” 

“Bad people! shame on you!” Miss Emily said enthusiastically.  

“Remember how you wanted to push a trolley into the water so long ago?”

“I do, and I feel ashamed. Luckily I now know better and will think twice about doing something stoopid like that.”

“That’s my girl. Now, how about some ice cream?” 

“Only if there is a proper place to throw the wrapping away.”

I was impressed. “Miss Emily, we will make an eco-warrior out of you yet.”

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Those non artistic images

This is really just a holding area for images of Miss Emily in various articles of clothing or disarray, at the moment there is no real theme to them. One thing about Miss Emily, she does like strange headgear…. 

Quick photoshoot with  Miss Laura participating too.

Naturally Miss Emily is taking the corona virus pandemic seriously.

The dress below is a charity shop find and it is a bit large for her but looks really nice.  Unfortunately she was in a grumpy mood and I battled to change her.  

Marks and Sparks school dress. 

Another ice-cream themed outfit. Also, her glitter jelly sandals, I am really looking for a pair of clear ones for her though.

The famous Ice Cream Dress…

The hat has a small ice cream pin badge on it that I bought of ebay, it is in keeping with her interest in ice cream.

Dresses bought in South Africa and at the local charity shop. Unfortunately I do not have a decent background to photograph her against. Note her special ice cream dress, I have been looking for one of them for her for ages.

The boots below are somewhat of a mistake. I had to get her a size 12 so as to get her feet into them, but even that larger size does not fit around her calves and only zips up halfway. The dress is an ebay special.

This is her Laura Ashley sailor dress that was back to front when I did the original photographs of her in it. This is the right way around. The dress is a bit big for her though, but it is really very nice. I may send it to the washing as I see it has stains on it. 

Miss Emily has new wellies. However, because she tends to have quite thick calves they are a tight fit around the calves so tucking jeans or other pants may be problematic. I was in a bit of a rush to get these images so they are a bit haphazard. Got the pinnie from a charity shop in Evesham. 

Different day, same place different clothes, big hairbow.

Back to school (again): this school dress is interesting because it came from Poundland and was under the Pep & co brand. Pep in South Africa is a low cost clothing chain which is owned by the same people who own Poundland. The school shoes originate in South Africa too and when I was young most school girls wore these “bar shoes” to school. They are really becoming less popular as schools try their best to be gender neutral.  

Now I know where my bush hat went to! Miss Emily better have a good reason.  

I think she was depressed that day, or was just feeling pathetic. 

A wonderful dress with its built in petticoat. More pics of it at the first park shoot we did

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A Day at the Park

Autumn was here and the leaves were flying all over the place while the sun was making the occasional surprise visit and the wind was blowing like crazy. Poor Miss Emily dearly wanted to go to the park but unfortunately the powers that be had decreed that our park was in need of “Improvement” which was really another name for “politically correct”. 

Fortunately there was a brief break in the weather so I could take Miss Emily to try out the all new squeaky clean park with it’s fake grass. It is not an inspiring place, but then I grew up in a different era altogether. Miss Emily was wearing her new polka dot dress with Mary Janes, not really an intelligent choice for somebody with strange knees.

Neither Miss Emily or myself were quite sure what these were in aid of, but then I am not a toddler so would not really know. I guess that children would know, but I certainly don’t. Poor Miss Emily was struggling not to blow away, and of course the skirt of her new dress was not making things easier. However, she did have a woolly hat to keep her ears warm, but I was pretty certain that I would end up holding it at some point. 

The all new shiney jungle gym thing looked kind of exciting for a brief minute, but being of limited mobility meant that clambering would not happen, besides, Miss Emily was not too keen on her skirt blowing over her head.

The slide showed promise though

Is that it? not very exciting is it? I am afraid that the slide was a disappointment, gone was the much higher one that would have seen Miss Emily reach breakneck speed! 

“Miss Emily, where is your woolly hat?”

“It’s um… er… I don’t know?”

Her hat retrieved and now replaced with a scarf; Miss Emily decided to try the merry go round (or roundabout depending on where you came from). It was exciting because it actually moved, but I really had to be careful she didn’t decide to fly off into the distance while I was taking the pic. 

“Let’s go swing!” Miss Emily insisted.

“No, you can swing, I will watch.”

It was quite a battle to get Miss Emily into the seat. “Miss Emily, where is your scarf?”

“Um, er… I don’t know?”

Miss Emily swung until she was tired of swinging. “I need to rest. My tummy is upside down.”

There was this strange blue and yellow boingey thingey that she decided was perfect to sit on while she regained her pouty composure.

“This strange boingey thingey is fun, but it is making me feel boingey inside. I need to find somewhere to sit that doesn’t move please.”

I moved Miss Emily to the bench so that she could re-arrange her boingey tummy while I retrieved her scarf.

She waved at me and I could see she was about ready to go home. “Time to head off home Miss Emily?”

“Great idea, the wind is really messing with my hair and I think there is a spot on my dress.”

“Well spotted Miss Emily. come, let us go, I have your scarf and you have your hat so we are more or less all here.”

We made our way home, Miss Emily had had an interesting morning so far and I really wanted to see how her pics came out, and whether the special effects images were any good. The good ones I will post at her artistic images gallery.

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