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    U.Ks little treasures

    First May bank holiday I have seen for a while was a beautiful day in the South East as I expect it was for the rest of the U.K.

    With the wife still laid up with flu( Thai flu,a cold! ) and the eldest boy preferring to play Batman with his friend next door,it was left for me to occupy the young one.

    He loves finding bugs and snails so I decided to take him on a nice little nature walk.

    Summer has definitely arrived as we caught a small snake.



    Well the boy thought so and they do look similar

    He was chuffed and so was I,not only to see his reaction but it rolled back some years for me about 15 last time I caught one.
    The humble Slow worm not a snake but actually a legless lizard.

    Learnt as a boy they shed their tail which snakes can not and do actually blink their eyelids which makes them a Lizard.

    Surprise,surprise the biggest killer of these harmless creatures in suburban areas is the domestic cat left to roam by irresponsible owners.

    So we had to take it home to show his Brother and scare his Mum!



    After lots of no,s we are not buy a tank and keeping it we were soon back to release it where we found it.


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    Nice one Davey.

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    Brilliant pictures Dave of that slow worm, or a lizard without legs.
    Happy memories for Me when as a young boy I would try to catch the African lizard by its tale, and the lizard would run off free, and leave it's wriggling tale in My hand.

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    Dave I wish My Misses cut My finger nails as well as yours.
    By Jesus My nails look rough.

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    Great thread, nice pics of the kids...I wont mention the 'boots' junior is wearing!

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    Slow worms, that takes me back.

    It must be 35 years since I've seen one, which is strange as I'm only about 28 ish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charleyboy View Post
    Great thread, nice pics of the kids...I wont mention the 'boots' junior is wearing!
    You just did.

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    They're bloody great boots for tramping around the land in.

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    On ya Dave

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    Good pics Dave, but cut the shit about releasing the lizard - you probably skinned it, fried it 10 mins after the pics and enjoyed it with 3 hedgehogs baked in clay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charleyboy View Post
    Great thread, nice pics of the kids...I wont mention the 'boots' junior is wearing!
    They look like Australian builders boots , Bluntstones, or something like that

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    Chelsea boots otherwise known as Dealer boots...When I was a lad, they were the chosen footwear of 'Didicoys.'

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    Thanks for the comments

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    Dave I recognise those Jodphur boots, your Lad is wearing, the English will not allow children to wear full length riding boots, so they wear Jodphur boots.
    I still prefer to wear Jodphur boots when riding a horse, they are far more practical than full length riding boots.
    I have also found that jogging trousers are far more comfortable in the saddle than custom made Harry Hall Breeches, and jeans are shit to wear in the saddle, saddle sores galore with jeans.
    My young lad askes Me to take Him Horse riding, can you help Me, find a Pony to teach him to ride.
    You have contacts in the Horsey world?

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    Be careful with your admirer Dave - he is a very weird cat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    Dave I recognise those Jodphur boots, your Lad is wearing, the English will not allow children to wear full length riding boots, so they wear Jodphur boots.
    I still prefer to wear Jodphur boots when riding a horse, they are far more practical than full length riding boots.
    I have also found that jogging trousers are far more comfortable in the saddle than custom made Harry Hall Breeches, and jeans are shit to wear in the saddle, saddle sores galore with jeans.
    My young lad askes Me to take Him Horse riding, can you help Me, find a Pony to teach him to ride.
    You have contacts in the Horsey world?
    Not actually a boot thread but!!

    My boy is wearing what most call dealer boots.


    Jodphur/chelsea or dealer boot basically the same design with the elastic sides dating back to the Victorian era, but which now have many different sole and leather quality types depending on intended use.

    Very popular boot worn by all manner of people.

    Fluke is right in mentioning Australain work boots as they are just another take on the dealer boot.

    Charley makes a fair point also.

    Sorry can't help with any Horse contacts suggest you look up a local riding school.
    My daughter has been Horse riding for a few years now and although I watch occasionally her Mother is the snobby Horse person not me.

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    I used to wear oxblood dealer and brogue boots when I was a kid on the days I wasn't wearing my 14 holed DM's.

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    You guys could afford boots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    Good pics Dave, but cut the shit about releasing the lizard - you probably skinned it, fried it 10 mins after the pics and enjoyed it with 3 hedgehogs baked in clay.

    My junior school teacher "accepted" them from me to teach us the inside bits.........
    looking back,,,, was that wrong?



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    Not because I'm the worm but turned I was am thru thick and thin still chelsea fan (but chelski perfevt example of how too much cash ahs ruined all sports)and lived in kent,never heard of Bluntstones until Oz,We called em Chelsea boots,never heard of jodphurs before for bots for strides yes,so never to old to learn.

    German Doc Martens were great boots called bovver boots in England and no tonic suited Mod would wear them it was the skinhead badge then,but later the great Doc shoes and workwear became universally appreciated.

    On the bike I liked full lengh cuban healed Cowboy boot which 70s lads wore in or ut of their Falmers and Levis,today I think its girls and ugg,not much call fr boots here,in fact if anyone wants some steel caped size 9s(43 rainfall) free to collect

    Great pix mate and nice to see kids enjoying the great outdoors instead of playing a game on a screen all day when the suns shining.If you know Knatts Valley,great wildlife also away from the higways at Seal, Kitts Coty and west of Speldhurst nr 3 counties corner
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    We called em Chelsea boots,never heard of jodphurs before for boots for strides yes,so never to old to learn.

    Not because I'm the worm that turned I am thru thick and thin still chelsea fan (but chelski perfect example of how too much cash has ruined all sports)and lived in Kent,never heard of Bluntstones until Oz,

    German Doc Martens were great boots called bovver boots in England and no tonic suited Mod would wear them it was the skinhead badge then,but later the great Doc shoes and workwear became universaly appreciated.

    On the bike I liked full lengh cuban healed Cowboy boot which 70s lads wore in or out of their Falmers and Levis,today I think its girls and ugg,not much call for boots here,in fact if anyone wants some steel caped size 9s(43 rainfall) free to collect

    Great pix mate and nice to see kids enjoying the great outdoors instead of playing a game on a screen all day when the suns shining

    .If you know Knatts Valley,great wildlife also away from the higways at Seal, Kitts Coty and west of Speldhurst nr 3 counties corner

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi
    I have also found that jogging trousers are far more comfortable
    Watch him, Dave


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    Behave please this is an example of what really makes me tick!

    My old man was brought up on a farm in Herfordshire so when ever he could he incorporated nature into my life

    I took to this like a duck to water and think its given me a great outlook on real life!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    We called em Chelsea boots,never heard of jodphurs before for boots for strides yes,so never to old to learn.

    Not because I'm the worm that turned I am thru thick and thin still chelsea fan (but chelski perfect example of how too much cash has ruined all sports)and lived in Kent,never heard of Bluntstones until Oz,

    German Doc Martens were great boots called bovver boots in England and no tonic suited Mod would wear them it was the skinhead badge then,but later the great Doc shoes and workwear became universaly appreciated.

    On the bike I liked full lengh cuban healed Cowboy boot which 70s lads wore in or out of their Falmers and Levis,today I think its girls and ugg,not much call for boots here,in fact if anyone wants some steel caped size 9s(43 rainfall) free to collect

    Great pix mate and nice to see kids enjoying the great outdoors instead of playing a game on a screen all day when the suns shining

    .If you know Knatts Valley,great wildlife also away from the higways at Seal, Kitts Coty and west of Speldhurst nr 3 counties corner
    Thanks Dave I know or I like to think I know all the major wildlife hots pots in my area.

    Having said that Ebbsfleet development changed a great deal,one spot which has now gone forever was home to King crested newts,which is something I would of loved to of shared with my kids.

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