... then four come along at once.
Having already found the 1000 dinosaur sticker book and the dinosaur floor tile, I went to a garden party yesterday where there were dinosaur biscuits for the children
And a dinosaur toy in a pushchair
And I must thank Rinda for the fact that I am now known as the 'strange woman with the odd dinosaur obsession'. Having rushed to the food table to take a photo when I overheard a mum say to her son 'Look at the lovely biscuits in the shape of a stegosauros' Later I then saw the same child pushing a soft toy around in a push chair. 'Is that Peppa pig?' I asked.
He looked at me with disdain. Stupid adult woman. Peppa Pig? Of course it's not Peppa Pig it's George Pig.
'what's that George has got under his arm?'
He gave me a withering look, the kind of look a 3 year old gives a grown up when they say something totally 'stoopid'. 'It's his dinosaur'.
'Can I take the dinosaur's photo?'
Well I considered explaining. Would a 3 year old know what a scavenger hunt was? Probably not. So I just said 'I like dinosaurs'. The little boy's mum sees her little son talking to a strange woman and comes over. 'Lady wants to take George's photo mum'. I grab my phone and try to take a picture of the toy. All I get is the little boy's elbow as he dances around with George and his dinosaur determined not to let me take a photo. Then a blurred shot as he holds it close to me and then whips it away at the last minute. People are now watching. Inspiration strikes. 'There's not many of those biscuits left now, why don't you go and get another one?' and with that George is discarded on the grass and I take advantage of getting my shot. I hastily put the toy in a pushchair and get my photo.
My reputation is in tatters but at least I've got a good dinosaur shot.