Tuesday, 13 August 2013

My Favourite

Photocopyright: Maggie May

I've been trying to hunt down some of the Gromits that have been scattered around Bristol. Altogether, there are 80 but one is in Paddington, London and some are in very remote places, beyond my reach. 
So far, I have found about 25 and hope to visit some others within bus and walking distance, very soon.
I think the one in the picture, named Dog Rose, is my favourite.
Most of my relatives and friends are, or have been, on holiday over the past two weeks, so searching for Gromits has given me something to do.

I'm feeling a bit under the weather and plagued by what I hope, is Arthritis, and nothing else. I have to see my Consultant in early Sept, so in the mean time I keep going and hope for the best.
Harry, is not doing so well, either, now that his chemo is over and he is thinking of going on a drugs trial to help others who will be going through Prostate Cancer in the future. Its all you can do really, isn't it?

17 comments:

Formerly known as Frau said...

Love those...we have painted Buffalos throughout our city. I hope you and Harry get to feeling better soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Have a wonderful rest of your week.

Jackie said...

God bless you and Harry...and I continue to pray for comfort for both of you.
Your photo is a beautiful one! I love that Gromit!!
Continue to enjoy your search and finds!!!

Retired English Teacher said...

I do love this Dog Rose too. I love these projects.

So sorry you are not feeling well and that Harry is not doing well either. I pray you both find some comfort and relief from the illnesses that have long afflicted you. Yes, all we can do is keep going and have hope. Also, know that many love and support you.

Akelamalu said...

Love the Gromits. We were in Colchester last week and the place is full of giraffes! Sorry to hear you and Harry aren't feeling well, hope things get better. x

Celia said...

How delightful to find Gromits round and about. I googled gromit statues and they are wonderful. There was one covered in little gold tiles still I agree with you that Dog Rose is a winner. Keeping you and Harry in my prayers

dianefaith said...

A couple of years ago one of my grandchildren was heavily into Wallace and Gromit. That's where these figures are from -- right? They look the same as the animated series. He and I spent some lovely times on the sofa, side by side, watching Wallace, Gromit, the sheep, and whatever else came up in the stories. The young grandson has since moved on to Batman, darn it!
Hope you and Harry feel better. Some days are bad, some days are better, and I wish better days for you.

Expat mum said...

Keep your chin us Maggie. x

Brian Miller said...

oh they are so cool...we had crabs like that when we lived in baltimore....and turtles in florida...
i hope you get to feeling well...harry too....

Sandi McBride said...

Oh Mags, I love that so much...thanks for sharing...
Hope you are feeling better soon,prayers for ypi
hugs
Sandi

mrsnesbitt said...

Loved the Gromit! Sorry to hear you are not feeling well - hope you feel a bit of love from the chicken - sit it on your knee and know you are in our thoughts. xxxx

Hilary said...

A fun way to enjoy your surroundings.

As always, you and Harry are in my best thoughts.

Rose said...

I'd pick this Gromit, too! Hope you and Harry both get to feeling better soon.

Secret Agent Woman said...

We have painted black bears.

And oh, my, I'm continuing to hold you and Harry in my heart. Such a tough road you're walking, and I'm sorry.

Gail said...

Sorry to hear you are both below par.

I'd never heard of the Gromits before. Happy hunting!

Suldog said...

Gromit! I love those films.

Here's hoping you and Harry feel better. I'm saying a prayer for you as soon as this posts.

Sue said...

love the Gromits...in Lexington, KY the nearest big city in my state, which his famous for its thoroughbred industry and races there are painted race horses all over the city...hope your pains are "just" arthritis (that's bad enough).

Suburbia said...

Looking for Gromitts is a cheery way to spend time and it sounds like you needed it Maggie.

My daughter like this one best so far too.

Take care my friend

Sx