Saturday, 27 February 2016

Well, there's a surprise.

This will fit nicely with Wipso's Friday Smiles. Yes I'm a day late, and no, this photo wasn't taken on a Friday, but it's OK, no one died and you want to hear the story don't you?

Well there we were, trundling down the A303 in the van, going towards the M3, heading for a cute village that is now further enhanced by some of our windows. Ahem. I'm the assistant, obviously, in view of my status as Apprentice. This means when we're both in the van that I don't have to drive. So as the only passenger I enjoy the luxury of a double seat and frequently fall asleep. It was only because it wasn't an early start that I wasn't asleep. And therefore didn't miss this truck full of unstripey zebras.
There was a deal of scrabbling to get my gloves off and find my 'phone, but Mr Dunnit is not the husband of a scrapbooker for nothing - he slowed down as much as he could, and was instantly saying that I shouldn't expect too much as the van windows were grubby and the speed, however slowed, might blur the pictures. But I'm really pleased with them!

Of course, it was Mr Dunnit who pointed out that they were unstripey zebras .... the roundy ears are a dead give away. Well, now you say it..... We looked up the company online once we were at home; they actually specialise in glass fibre swimming pools, so I guess that a lorry load of zebra were a departure for them! I wonder where they were going. Clearly, they're on the way to the stripe painter. But after that? And erm, why?

Share my pain..this post might be in different typefaces - we have a new computer and I can't bend it to my will yet. Argh.

30 comments:

Helen said...

what a great surprise to see these - even more had they been coming FROM the stripe painter, maybe lol!!

Morti said...

I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that perhaps they're going somewhere for sponsors to decorate, like the Salisbury barons and the rhinos of Southampton....?

Annie said...

You're never too late so please link up. I bet you really thought you were dreaming hehehe you will be desperate to know where those end up.....I know I would. I'm so glad you got a pic cos to be honest we really would have struggled to believe you :-) :-) :-)
Hugs,
Annie x

Kyla said...

Ooh the tempation to follow them would have been too strong for me
Kyla

Kyla said...

Ooh the tempation to follow them would have been too strong for me
Kyla

Angela Radford said...

That's brilliant Julia and don't mind it being a day late.
It reminded me of one that happened to us on the motorway when a boat on a trailer came past us, it had somehow released itself from the car that was pulling it but we didn't hang about to see what happened next! Have a great weekend, Angela x

okienurse said...

WOW some of the things you see while traveling the roads. I love the unstripey Zebras! Bet they have a story to tell! I was on my way back home from Dallas a while back and saw the Hamburgler in his burger jail toodling down the highway on a flatbed truck. I am always curious where and what things like that are up to. I don't think McDonald has used that sales gimmick in years!

Sue said...

You never know what you will see on the roads these days:)

Hope you are enjoying the weekend. Sue

Kim said...

How fantastic that you got a picture! Over here they do charity events with artists decorating sculptures; horses in Saratoga, Uncle Sam for troy, and pigs for towns know for their barbecue!

PeeJay said...

Our local hospice has snow dogs that are being sponsored by celebs and schools. They're being decorated and placed around the city ...... Fatboy Slim is sponsoring one and displaying it outside his cafe on the seafront and the author, Peter James, is also sponsoring one. I guess these will suffering a similar fate - lol!

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

How cute! It must be one of those charity things when artists decorate these sculptures and they auction them off. Like the Gromits and Shaun the Sheeps in Bristol. Great catch from the van!

PeeJay said...

There is a link within this link that may give you more idea about your zebra
http://www.snowdogsbythesea.co.uk/

Judys Lace Creations said...

Oh what fun!! I also followed the link above. I love whimsy!!

Elizabeth said...

That would have just made my day, Julia :) And now you have a brilliant set of photos to scrap with a great story attached too. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

misteejay said...

The photos turned out to be fabulous.
Can't wait to see how you scrap them.
Toni xx

FLR said...

This is too funny! You could scrap up the stripes ;-)
I think there will be a zebra swimmingpool somewhere in England.....
Thanks for the pictures!
groetjes
Francisca

Deanna Anthony said...

What an awesome sight! So happy you got those shots! It made me smile! Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Stacy Sheldon said...

that is cool, and I am impressed you got such clear shots zooming down the road :)

RosA said...

How cute are those naked zebras! They do look very naked, without their stripes, don't they? And good pics of them!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I laughed and laughed when I saw this. At first, I thought of Annette who thought a moose was a bear, then I realized they really did look like zebras without the stripes and the mane. You must have a super incredible phone to take photos that clear. I'm super impressed. Really great pictures and a fun time, too.

Glad to read you have a new computer. That's on my list, too, right after groceries, heat, lights, and art supplies (grin).

JoZart Quilts said...

Amazing sight! Now why don't you email them?..... the details are on the end of the trailer!!
Jo x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The rounded ears and the mohawked mane makes them zebras (and the tail). Very curious indeed.... Off to the stripist's shop with them. Maybe they will be multicolored zebras? Hmmmm.... the possibilities are endless.

Virginia said...

Tee hee hee - that made me smile!

Lynn Holland said...

Haha I love it, what a find Julia and well done Mr D for playing along.
Mr Holland plays along with me when it comes to spotting things and I love being in the van, we sound like a Peter Kay script off Car Share when we are out together, the conversation is crackers.
Lynn x

Lisca Meijer said...

Well, that was a fun surprise! Put a smile on my face too.
And I learnt something (Zebras have round ears).
TFS,
Lisca

StampinCarol said...

What a hoot! And that you were so fast getting the picture! Great job!

Diane Futrell said...

LOL. What an unusual site! Great picture!

Vicky Fisher said...

funny.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Amazing !!!

Di said...

Update Julia! On local news yesterday that one of those zebras (now painted in jolly stripes etc.) had been stolen. Called Gilbert, he's now been recovered. There are 150 of them and it's all part of a Zany Zebra trail round Southampton this Summer. So a few commented were on the right track.

Hope all is going OK for you, remember that loads of us are rooting for you!

Hugs

Di xx