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Photo of the Day | 11 October 2008

Photo of the Day | 11 October 2008
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There would have been more - and better - blogging in these parts recently if I hadn't been helping to look after my niece, Florence, lately. She was, alas, suffering from abandonment issues as her mother was in London. Even the pastoral delights of the Borderland offered but a temporary reprieve. Still, here she is on her way to feed the two Jacob sheep (Rachel and Leah, obviously) yesterday:P1030889

All of which is a way of getting round to reminding y'all that you should check out the wee beast's mother's website. If you felt like commissioning a painting then you'd a) be smart, b) be rewarded with a fine picture and c) feel good about yourself. More details at Claudia's own website.

PS: Child-caring tip for similarly hapless fellows: The Wizard of Oz transforms cranky tots into goggle-eyed paragons of quiet behaviour. I plan to start Firenze Florence on a diet of Blandings Castle soon, however. She will love the Empress of Blandings.

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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