Sketch, Ink& Aquarell,
© Astrid Volquardsen

The last weeks we were in England and Wales to go camping and hiking. The first couple of days were spent in London where we did find a lovely camping site. Also lovely were our camping comrades, very cute and as we found out later, bold squirrels.

© Marc Volquardsen

On the campsite were signs which pointed out that the squirrels loooove food and that it shouldn’t be left in the tents. We took care of that but were somehow foolish regarding our chocolate spread. One day we found the glass opened, half emptied and the other half spread accross the tent. ( I wonder if that is the reason why it’s called chocolate spread…?)
Our Dutch camping neighbours told us, that they saw them the other day escaping with their bred.
The campsite had also put up a warning that the foxes who roame around, love shoes. We took that one very serouisly…

6 Responses

  1. SamArtDog

    Meine Garrett die WunderHund würde gerne einige Eichhörnchen zum Mittagessen. Mit oder ohne Nutella.

  2. Astrid Volquardsen

    Hi Sam,
    yes, he would have had his fun with them….

  3. Anonymous

    Hallo Astrid,
    mein Mann und ich haben uns sehr über euren tierischen Bericht gefreut.
    Danke Sonja

  4. FRank

    Hallo Astrid,
    gute Gesschichte und tolle Bilder. Ich haffe Ihr habt einen schönen Urlaub und drücken Euch die Daumen für Euren Vortrag über Blogs u.a. in Hamburg.

    Beste Grüße – FRank

  5. Brian McGurgan

    Sounds like a wonderful trip, Astrid! My wife Kyoko and I were sitting in the park near our apartment last night and had a crowd of squirrels demanding food after Kyoko gave one some of her sandwich. Cute but persistent animals! We'll be in Germany next Saturday and are really looking forward to it.

  6. Astrid Volquardsen

    Hi Brian,
    yes these fellows can be very persistant. Have a nice journey to Germany!