what a surprise!

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Whist weeding my allotment one of my fellow gardeners turned on their strimmer to attack the shoulder high grass and weeds that are forever trying to encroach on the edge of our plots. Suddenly a deer jumped out and zigzagged through the plots a few feet away. I knew they visited the allotment and love to dine on our carrots (did you know deer are crazy about carrots – I didn’t).I’d even seen one a couple of times dart across the path between the lakes in the evening, but I never realised they could be hiding so close at hand for the odd nibble!
(It was the same type as pictured above – didn’t have a camera/phone handy.)

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Christmas walk.

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I’d never done it before but what a perfect idea, a leisurely walk in the park before Christmas dinner with all its excesses and resultant “food coma”.

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Two dogs, and three humans all delightful company and several herds of deer sitting comfortably under the trees (all we needed was snow to complete the picture!) I highly recommend it as a great interlude between presents and mountains of food (my body thought so too lol!)

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