Pembrokeshire Motor Museum

Back in the 1990s I visited the Pembrokeshire Motor Museum near Haverfordwest. This was a small museum, but very much a labour of love for the owner.

Pembrokeshire Motor Museum

I took those images with my film SLR back then and recently scanned the photographs.

Pembrokeshire Motor Museum

In those days, using film, I would conserve the number of shots I would take, as I would ration the 36 frames I had for each film. Whereas with today’s high capacity memory cards, I have been known to shoot hundreds of photographs in a single day.

Pembrokeshire Motor Museum

Sadly memory and time, as well as a lack of information on the web, means I have no real idea about which types of cars these are. Even googling the number plates doesn’t bring up much info.

Pembrokeshire Motor Museum

Pembrokeshire Motor Museum

Sadly due to the ill health of the owner, it is currently closed.

Right at the end….

We have found some more Shauns, including some we missed due to the Bristol Harbour Festival.

Right in the heart of Queen’s Square in Bristol is 69. King of the Carnival.

69. King of the Carnival - Shaun the Sheep

Not sure why, but this isn’t one of my favourites. Not sure of the theme, or why it’s King of the Carnival. If you know, let me know in the comments.

69. King of the Carnival - Shaun the Sheep

Over by, what was Wildscreen-at-Bristol and is now the Bristol Aquarium, is 37. Life Aquatic, a fish themed Shaun by the fish attraction.

37. Life Aquatic - Shaun the Sheep

Many years ago I worked for At-Bristol and was in the offices in the old leadworks next to Wildscreen-at-Bristol, which became Wildwalk and then sadly closed.

37. Life Aquatic - Shaun the Sheep

Unlike number 69, the next Shaun and the final one in the list, 70. Justice Lamb, is one of my favourites and looks great. I like the paint effect of the wig and the robe.

70. Justice Lamb - Shaun the Sheep

He can be found on one of the corners of Queen’s Square looking as though he is judging everyone who enters the square.

70. Justice Lamb - Shaun the Sheep

Though it is the final Shaun in the list, we still have a fair few to find and photograph.

Freeze…

Okay from 2008, really seven years ago, this video from Grand Central Station in New York still makes me smile.

Back then these things were really viral and went around the internet tubes very quickly. Of course they only went around places like Twitter and Facebook in the first place, but back then very few people were using these services (unlike today). Then they moved to e-mail, and these were sent round like to everyone.

I am not a number…

Over the weekend, taking advantage of the good weather we went for a picnic on the Downs in Bristol. As well as having some nice food and fun in the sun, we also took the opportunity to hunt down some more of the Shaun the Sheeps dotted across the city. A previous post shows the Shauns we found on the Downs, and there is a page with all the Shauns we have seen so far.

After venturing from the Downs and down Whiteladies Road, we parked in Clifton Village. As it was Sunday it was easy and free to find parking, we ventured over the first of the Shauns, 23. Bloomin’ Gorge-ous which sits on the grass on the other side of the road to Christ Church.

23. Bloomin' Gorge-ous

Looking up at the butterfly on his head, this is quite a calming Shaun. We liked the flowers growing up his legs.

23. Bloomin' Gorge-ous

Then we hiked over the Suspension Bridge to find 18. Isambaaard guarding one side of the suspension bridge, complete with Brunel’s quintessential top hat.

18. Isambaaard

Back over the bridge and climb up quite a steep path to the Clifton Observatory to find 19. A Sheep’s Eye View. Another shade of blue this one, with the kinds of views you would expect from the Observatory painted on the side. This Shaun had a watering can and a flower, no idea why.

19. A Sheep’s Eye View

There are some fantastic views of Bristol and the Suspension Bridge from the Clifton Observatory, so the (short) steep climb is worthwhile. We were tempted to go into the Observatory and down into the caves, but we were on a mission to find more Shauns, so back down the steep path and a short walk to Sion Hill. Here was 20. Baa-lloon!

20. Baa-lloon!

Covered in flying hot air balloons, this Shaun celebrates the annual International Bristol Balloon Fiesta (which takes place from today (6th August)).

20. Baa-lloon!

20. Baa-lloon!

The next Shaun was on the Terrace of the Avon Gorge Hotel, 21. Wish Ewe Were Here. Quite challenging to find and take a photograph as the Terrace was packed with people enjoying a drink in the warm afternoon sun.

21. Wish Ewe Were Here

The Mall Gardens, which after working out how to get in we found 22. The Shear Speed Helter Skelter.

22. The Shear Speed Helter Skelter

With a classic funfair look, this was cleverly done.

22. The Shear Speed Helter Skelter

22. The Shear Speed Helter Skelter

There are two more Shauns in the Ashton Court Estate, which we didn’t get to, mainly as it was getting late, we were getting tired, and to be honest we’ll probably make a day of it visiting Ashton Course some time (or visit them during the Balloon Fiesta at the weekend.

…and then we added some more!

Over the weekend, taking advantage of the good weather we went for a picnic on the Downs in Bristol. As well as having some nice food and fun in the sun, we also took the opportunity to hunt down some more of the Shaun the Sheeps dotted across the city.

The first one was quite a challenge to find, as we stopped the car on our way to the Downs on Canford Lane. We didn’t find the Shaun at first, but after seeing that the Shaun was at 25 Canford Lane, we realised we needed to go further down the road. This we did and we found number 13. Bristol Beauty.

13. Bristol Beauty

This was simplistic Shaun, pink and blue and covered in Bristol place names. his one was outside the C J Hole estate agents up in Westbury on Trym, a bizarre location we thought at first until we realised that this Shaun had been sponsored by C J Hole.

We drove past 12. Bumble and didn’t stop as we were driving along a busy road, but parked in the Downs intending to walk back Bumble, but we didn’t, so we walked the other way across the Downs to 10. Ram-ble.

10. Ram-ble

Very bright green, this Shaun was very easy to spot from across the Downs, it was also surrounded by people, like us, taking photographs.

10. Ram-ble

The next Shaun was a little challenging to find, as it was hidden away in the entrance drive to the University of Bristol’s Botanical Gardens. 11. Shaun of the Jungle.

11. Shaun of the Jungle

Beautifully painted, lots of lovely detail and hidden in the shade, this is one Shaun well worth finding and taking the time to view.

11. Shaun of the Jungle

If you are finding this one, be aware (at weekends at least) there is parking within the Botanical Gardens site, so you can safely drive in, park, take your photographs, check off the app, make a donation to the gardens. We chatted with the volunteer by the Shaun and made the decision that we would make a return visit one day to view the gardens.

After a picnic on the Downs and an explore, we started driving over to Clifton village where there are six, we stopped on the way to get a picture of 9. Tutti Frutti.

9. Tutti Frutti

This was a bizarre looking Shaun, almost zombie’sque in appearance with those tomatoes for eyes. Clever combination of painting of fruit and vegetables. This was a very busy street, so only time for a quick view, a quick photo and a quick sales pitch from the staff at the Kitchens Cookshop, which did sponsor this Shaun and of course where the Shaun is located.

Getting back into the car, we headed off to Clifton Village to find those Shauns on the Brunel Trial, but that’s another story…

That’s one scary landing…

The big storm in the Netherlands made for some difficult landings at Schipol Airport as you can see with his landing captured on video.

Glad I wasn’t in that plane.

My name is Shaunus Romanus, commander of the flocks of the North, General of the Aries Legions

51. Shaunus Romanus 

Up on the top of Victoria Hill in the park (by the coffee bar) is Shaun the Sheep 51. Shaunus Romanus.

51. Shaunus Romanus

My name is Shaunus Romanus, commander of the flocks of the North, General of the Aries Legions and loyal servant to the TRUE emperor, Gromiticus. Father to a murdered lamb, husband to a murdered ewe. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.

51. Shaunus Romanus

It had been raining, so the ground and Shaun were a little damp. I was impressed with how this one had been done, the metal helmet, shield and armour were nice touches.

51. Shaunus Romanus

…and so to the beginning

…and so to the beginning of the Shaun the Sheep trail. This required a visit up to the Mall at Cribbs Causeway to see the three Shauns that are in situ around the North Bristol out of town shopping centre. You also get the chance to visit the Shaun the Sheep shop at the Mall too.

1. Fab-ewe-lous

Set out in the front, this ice cream flavoured Shaun the Sheep is perfect for summer, complete with a ’99 My Whippy and a FAB iced lolly.

1. Fab-ewe-lous

1. Fab-ewe-lous

2. Shrek Shaun

On first sight I didn’t think this was a Shaun, what with the Shrek-esque ears. One of the few Shauns that has its own backdrop and scenery. You find this one in the Shaun the Sheep shop, along with lots of other smaller Shauns painted by local school children.

2. Shrek Shaun

3. Bee-dazzled!

This Shaun has extra bling and bees.

3. Bee-dazzled!

3. Bee-dazzled!

3. Bee-dazzled!

These have been added to my page of Shauns and as they are numbered one to three at least that page looks like it has stuff on it, and it isn’t just a list of numbers.

Spectre

Spectre

Well the new trailer for the new James Bond film has been released and I am somewhat a little bit excited for this new instalment.

Spectre is of course the name of the original bad guys who were outside the traditional government spy agencies. I recently rewatched From Russian with Love with Sean Connery where the bad guys were Spectre, as James Bond steals a KGB encoding machine from the Russians, not realising that this was all part of a Spectre plan.0

The new film, looks like it will build on the foundations laid down by the previous Bond films, but will reboot Spectre in the same way they have with other aspects of the Bond universe in the other Daniel Craig films.

Daniel Craig in Spectre

Looking forward to it.