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    CiC self portraits

    Humble and contrite apologies to all concerned...

    "You cannot make a man by standing a sheep on its hind legs. But by standing a flock of sheep in that position you can make a crowd of men." Max Beerbohm (1872 - 1956)

    BTW This is not to turn into a 'post your sheep shots thread' I shall get very cross if it does. I will. I mean it. Honest.

    "Colin". Note the formal assertive pose, ready to fend off any troublesome pesky members. NZ breeding to the core.
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    "Donald". An on-going love-affair with tractors.
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    "Dave (laid back) Humphries"
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    "Rob (my photography's getting so bad I might as well drown myself) Marshall"
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    Thank you - I think!

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    Oh dear. Feeling a bit sheepish, are we? Good stuff, Rob.

    BTW This is not to turn into a 'post your sheep shots thread' I shall get very cross if it does. I will. I mean it. Honest.
    And what are you gonna do if we do? Huh? Stamp you pretty little hooves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klickit View Post
    Oh dear. Feeling a bit sheepish, are we? Good stuff, Rob.

    And what are you gonna do if we do? Huh? Stamp you pretty little hooves?
    Tell me something. Are NZ sheep fond of throwing themselves in front of cars (bus in your case) as they are in Wales? I was out mountain-biking yesterday, cycling down a very steep trail when a full-size sheep decided to throw himself at me. Why do they do that? I know I'm good-looking, charming etc, but surely sheep have speed-dating?

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    It would appear you caught everyone's very best, Rob! It would be pretty tough to pull the wool over on these guys!

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    An amazing likeness even if I do say so myself!
    (At least it ain't a sheep!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loose Canon View Post
    It would appear you caught everyone's very best, Rob! It would be pretty tough to pull the wool over on these guys!

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    An amazing likeness even if I do say so myself!
    (At least it ain't a sheep!)
    Excellent self-portrait, Terry.

    OK. As Terry has opened the flood-gates.... I know you are all dying to post a self-portrait based upon a suitable animal of your choice. So I'll just sit here gazing out my study window at the sheep next door (really) while you post 'em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carregwen View Post
    I was out mountain-biking yesterday, cycling down a very steep trail when a full-size sheep decided to throw himself at me. Why do they do that?
    Perhaps it's the wooly lycra? (just imagine it)

    Quote Originally Posted by carregwen View Post
    but surely sheep have speed-dating?
    Do they hold it in the baa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Perhaps it's the wooly lycra? (just imagine it)
    Rubbish! I always mountain-bike naked.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Do they hold it in the baa?
    No, the baaaarn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carregwen View Post
    Rubbish! I always mountain-bike naked.
    My mouse desperately wants to reply to this, but out of a sense of common (in)decency, I'm restraining it.






    Just.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carregwen View Post
    Rubbish! I always mountain-bike naked.
    Reminds me of a news article about a chap here in NZ ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Reminds me of a news article about a chap here in NZ ...
    We've got our version of that as well - except he doesn't seem to involve sheep ... or bikes!! Strange!. Have a look

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    Klickit once again sleeping while the rest of you are awake.

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    Now to sleep in a tree without falling out of it is the mark of true talent, Kit!

    Or is your next shot a self-portrait of you all splayed out on the ground wondering what the heck just happened? (And looking around to see if anybody saw that!)

    Sweet Dreams!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klickit View Post
    Klickit once again sleeping while the rest of you are awake.

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    Don't you have problems driving the bus with those claws?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    We've got our version of that as well - except he doesn't seem to involve sheep ... or bikes!! Strange!. Have a look
    I was out mountain-biking in Mid-Wales today. Absolute back of beyond. All I could see were sheep. And I thought to myself as I got out of the car and took the bike off the roof, "You know, Rob, you can do this. No one will even see you cycling naked". I cycled for 23 miles along a deserted track, and came across precisely zero people in 3 hours. Lot's of sheep giving funny looks though.

    PS. I might have had my shorts on.

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    What about this one then. He was an interesting little b*****. We were on a walk and came across a double line of wire fence, and he was somehow trapped between them. he must have jumped over because we couldn't find a gap. He looked panicked, so I climbed over one fence and cornered him. I managed to get a grip under his belly and lifted him up. As I struggled to get him over the fence (he was squirming as he thought I was making advances) a farmer came over the horizon just like the 7th cavalry, yelling something about bloody English sheep rustlers, and how he was going to get me transported to NZ (I reminded him there are sheep there too) . Sheep, you can't live with 'em, and you can't live without 'em.

    Shot was taken a few minutes later. He doesn't look very grateful, does he?
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    Rob this is starting to read like a script from the League of Gentlemen. Whilst Donald, Dave and I may understand (well nod sadly) our friends from other parts of the world probably need some explanation

    WALES

    Location: An island off the West Coast of England

    Language: English with no vowels. Only spoken when an Englishman is present

    Border Control: Unknown. Couldn't understand what the sign said so drove straight past the sheep in Idi Amin's uniform

    Exports; Welshmen and lamb

    Imports; Englishmen and hippies

    Customs; Vandalising English road signs (with graffiti written in English??). Forming large gangs and singing at sheep. Kicking seven shades out of other British colonies whilst clutching a misshapen sheep's bladder.

    Famous People; Griff Rhys Jones

    Flag: Red sheep on white and green ground

    Exchange Rate: Whatever they can get away with

    Land Ownership: Caravan Club of Great Britain

    Climate; Constant slashing rain with spells of impenetrable mist in summer

    Fauna; Sheep

    Flora; Leeks

    And just in case you wish to do a bit of sheep spotting when visiting the British Isles

    A Scots sheep
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    An English sheep
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    Then what were all those white things blocking the road during our trips in the highlands (about 10+ years ago by now ) ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by revi View Post
    Then what were all those white things blocking the road during our trips in the highlands (about 10+ years ago by now ) ?
    White chocolate Mars Bars (deep fried).

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    Quote Originally Posted by revi View Post
    Then what were all those white things blocking the road during our trips in the highlands (about 10+ years ago by now ) ?
    Unfortunately this was what resulted from the fallout from the Chernobyl disaster when Scotland was covered by radiation from the explosion that took place (and you thought volcanic ash was bad!). All sheep sales in most of the country were halted and it spelt financial ruin for many (I was working in a livestock marketing organisation at the time).

    Se we embarked on a breeding programme to toughen up our stock!

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