Whimsy: hedgehog in a cloak

A Dracula cloak! Mwahahahahaha!

So how’s your long weekend Monday been? Did you see anything cuter than this hedgehog?


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  1. Not quite as cute but nearly…
    (and no long weekend here in Victoria unfortunately)

  2. I image-magicked that one for you, Bri – only Hoyden-bloggers can embed (eta: images in) comments here!

  3. Geeking it up old school style

  4. Now don’t go getting competitive with the cute, or tigtog might put up the owl in a hat picture, and the whole snickerdoodle will crash.

  5. Ah yes, that was HaT’s Susan Calman moment – publishing that one fun thing that gets more hits than anything else you’ve ever done. Good times.

  6. That hedgehog is pretty damn cute!

  7. Forget about shock jocks this is where the controversy is at!

    Jam then cream, how on earth does jam on top of cream work?
    You need to put the jam on first to get a nice even layer onto which you can pile as much clotted cream as is humanly possible while still being able to fit it in your mouth.

    I had no idea that some people put the jam on first. How disgusting! It’s not just the taste, it’s the aesthetics of putting jam onto scone directly, without any intervening creamy layer (where the butter would normally go). It’s as gross as putting peanut butter onto bread without buttering the bread first. Imagine if you put the first item on, then discovered that you’d run out of the second? Would you eat a scone with just jam on it? Of course not, that would be horrible. But a scone with just clotted cream would be palatable, even without the jam.
    Secondly, the dab of jam looks so lovely sitting in the middle of the cream. Cream on sop of a layer of jam through which you can see the scone? Totally wrong, aesthetically.

    I think some of them may even be serious…

  8. I came to traditional scones quite late in life (non-Anglo family) and started off doing cream then jam, until I realised that was weird. So I can kind of see why it may be an issue…

  9. For anybody who’s just in the mood to gaze and gaze, try this panorama of the Milky Way arching over the Bungle Bungles.

  10. Love the Milky Way but I feel sorry for the hedgehog. It looks uncomfy.

  11. I have to admit that the first description is pretty much my strategy for eating scones. Especially the piling it so high with cream that you can scarcely get it in your mouth part…
    @Sunset – I’m with you on the hedgehog. We occasionally used to get them in our garden when I lived in England and they are so shy and timid I can’t help but feel it would be very traumatic to a hedgehog to be grabbed by a person and put in a costume. But maybe it’s a tame one, who knows?

  12. Clearly, the solution to the scone issue is scone, butter, jam, then clotted cream on top. This is the Scottish way and in no way explains our lower than average life expectancy.

    Also that panda is ridiculously cute.

  13. Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage is a parody music video paying homage to Alice Paul and the generations of brave women who joined together in the fight to pass the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote in 1920.
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/IYQhRCs9IHM?version=3&rel=0&fs=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent
    The video has captions which can be enabled, and there are links to a lyrics transcript on the YouTube page.

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