Throwback Thursday #15 – Now That’s Fascinating!

It’s Maggie’s turn to host this week, and you can read her post here
This week’s prompt is: Fascinating Things

There are a lot of things, every day or occasional, that are fascinating, like how really huge planes can take off or large boats don’t sink, nature, the variety of weather we are experiencing in a short time frame, people (glad to see that Tommy Steele has finally received a Knighthood (source) ) how I can take decent pictures of the moon with my camera thousands of miles away.
But I am going to go with just one:

It’s fast approaching Christmas and our garden centre is once again a magical wonderland for kids and adults alike. There are two automaton reindeer here

Phone pictures from 2020
Picture taken last week

and I am completely fascinated. because they are so realistic.
My Mum loved deer, you can read a post about them  here
I am copying the last section from that here because for me it is magical, and I so hope that we will go somewhere during the holiday season where there are real reindeer, and I can again touch one.

Extract from ‘Yes Dear’

I had a happy childhood, but some things were never explained because the need never arose. Hubby finds what follows totally charming, though I was embarrassed by my ignorance.
I’m talking about reindeer. You may find it hard to believe, but up until about 12 years ago, I didn’t realise they were real, and believed they were all part of the Christmas Magic I’d experienced as a child.
Until I saw a TV documentary about them, I also hadn’t known that reindeer and caribou were one and the same.
So some four years ago (from the time of writing, so 2010), a part of Magic came into my life when they had 3 reindeer in a stall at the Christmas market in town. Not only could I see them, but I could touch and feed them, and I was mesmerized. I understood now why deer held such fascination for my Mum.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to Throwback Thursday #15 – Now That’s Fascinating!

  1. Sadje says:

    It must be a magical moment for you.

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  3. Maggie says:

    What a great post, Di, and such a lovely read. I love the photos and the connection to your mum. When I lived in Alaska, we saw reindeer frequently. It was magical for me, too. Thanks for joining in again this week. I always love reading about the memories of other bloggers.

  4. Di, how special to be able to touch what seemed like a magical creature. Deer are so beautiful. Thanks for joining in and sharing your fascinating memory.

  5. KL Caley says:

    What a great post, Di, loved the wonderful memories captured. How special a moment for you. KL ❤

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