Sunday, 26 August 2012

the birds

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In St. Ives, Cornwall, where the seagulls mean business about stealing your Cornish pasty! And oh, how appropriate that it should be in the home county of Daphne du Maurier, who wrote "The Birds." This is Albert's photo of the summer, and like so many awesome photos, it was almost accidental.

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Otherwise, this was the last stop in Cornwall before we blitzed back, and I flew to Canada. The seagulls were ridiculously aggressive as you can see. They did have signs posted about how they could be dangerous, but since the British put signs like this everywhere about all sorts of insignificant things, we didn't pay much attention. Damn thing nearly took my ear off!

Meanwhile, every blogger and their dog has this Dahlia dress, but hey, I got it on sale for £15 on the website, which was too good a deal for a gingham obsessive to resist.

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26 comments:

Stef / Diversions said...

Talk about decicive moment :-)
The dress looks fantastic on you

chestnutmocha said...

hahah every time we go to the beach here we get surrounded by screaming seagulls! but at least they never directly attack us! the first picture is priceless :-)
ps: we're having a surprise painting giveaway on the blog this week - have you joined? :-)

ZZ said...

Funny and charming and the outfit is perfect.

Person hinter den Worten said...

The look of that seagull! :O Alfred Hitchcock could be walking right through this picture.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Person hinter den Worten: That would be amazing, haha. I might have to have a photoshop session soon!

Marzipan said...

You're one of my favorite bloggers ever. Your photos are amazing, as always, and your dress.. <3 I love Dahlia clothes.

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Great dress.

rose japan said...

Uauuu cuidado,,,lindo su vestido

besos rose jp

ana said...

Your Dress is so pretty... And You Look lovely with your long hair...

Terri said...

The dress is a pretty one. And I can understand why Albert likes the photo. I've had an encounter or two with seagulls, but never as close as this.

Rebeccak said...

What a shot!!

Closet Fashionista said...

You look so perdy! and HAHA!!! That is quite possibly the best picture ever!! I love pictures that are accidental but oh so perfect :)
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sweet harvest moon said...

Beautiful dress and funny pictures ;)

Kristina said...

That picture is so crazy! Hope the seagull didn't get all of your food ;)

Kristina

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Amy McStevens said...

Awesome picture of the seagull stealing your food! Absolutely Love your blue picnic dress!!

Amber said...

oh man, that first pic made me laugh out loud. Your reaction to the bird is priceless

A Certain Vintage said...

that is a classic picture! if a bit terrifying...i was chased by a seagull once and am a bit petrified of them.
Very cute dress, perfect for at the seaside
xox

Ashley said...

bahahaha! Best picture ever.

:D

Sooo, because I'm always wondering...are you in Canada for holiday? Are you going back to Spain? I ask because maybe I want to come to Spain and need your services as a tour guide ;)

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

That first photo continues to crack my up. Again, what a fortunate shot ;) I can't get over the look on the bird's face - it's so intent on getting your food! I am glad you escaped unscathed, though.

Good deal on your new gingham! It's easy to see why every blogger and their dog has it. It's too sweet to pass up!

little henry lee said...

lovely dress! so many bloggers so have it, but it's so pretty there's a reason for it! who could pass up dahlia and gingham?

littlehenrylee

The Braided Bandit said...

I am pretty sure I may have just snorted when I saw that first shot- way to go Albert, what a capture!!! I am laughing more because I have an awkward bird out take on my current post, though my outtake is way more ugly, and unfortunately<, I was making the face on purpose!

Anna said...

Looks like your having an amazing time, where you are looks super cute. Love the first photo :)
Anna

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Penny said...

hehee the first picture is hilarious! I like the dress- it's the first time I see it online so you are the only one wearing it in my heart :D

dusanabotswana said...

I freakin' love that picture! Great job Albert for catching that moment on film (well, digital)! You look lovely in that little dress even if everyone has it & Cornwall looks gorgeous. I'll have to keep digging to see how this other little adventure went.
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Kezzie said...

Bloomin HECK, that's one crazy bird!!!!! How long did it try and get your chips? Did it get any? What did you do? Did you freeze or run away! I am fascinated by this!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Kezzie: it just made the one dive for my pasty. That's why it's ridiculously wonderful that we got this picture! They were all pretty ferocious and eyeing us from all around though!