We go into town for a pre-dinner drink but all our usual watering holes are full of fashionably dressed but bored Valley girls. From the snippets of conversation we catch it seems they'd be much happier back on Mulholland rather than facing an incoming Scottish snow storm. The Netflix folk have had two days of bright sunshine. The outlook for next week when the filming gets into full swing is less propitious. I'd assumed the crew would arrive, do a couple of days filming and then go. In fact they'll be here for the better part of two weeks. This will make the hotels and restaurants very happy.
Everyday life in a rickety old Scottish farmhouse with a very happy Polish Lowland Sheepdog. A record of those unimportant little things that are too important to be forgotten.
Sunday, March 12, 2023
The film crew
Down on the shoreline a tiny wader scurrying back and forth. I think it's a Sanderling. They are very comical. The Sanderling ( if that's what it is ) remains unbothered by Sophie who has discovered a healthy respect for waves.
A black spaniel , accompanied by three warmly dressed humans, attracts Sophie's attention. The black spaniel is only interested in a tennis ball a young man is holding and gives the family diva the cold shoulder treatment. Sophie backs away with what I could swear to be a look of incredulity on her face.
Just as we make it back home the long promised snow storm bears in from the sea. The Valley girls will not be happy. They have taken over the biggest 5 star hotel in town so I'm guessing the spa will be working overtime.The film crew numbers must run into the hundreds. Seemingly 'The Crown' is a mega big budget series with production values to match.
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Poor Sophie - the cold shoulder from a Spaniel. The beach looks well trodden for such an early hour - the joggers trying to beat the threatened snow storm.
Glad you made it home as the snow arrived, though with real PON weather, Sophie may have liked to linger.
I've never watched 'The Crown' but from your comments I assume that the Valley girls (not a term I've heard before)) are American, and wonder what they have to do with an obviously British drama.
Ooooh! Is that you first snow at the new house? How exciting!
I too am puzzled about why you have Valley Girls in St Andrews during the filming of The Crown.
The colour of the sky in that top photo is stunning.
Coppa G /WFT - This production is very very Hollywood with all that entails
The skies are amazing, particularly in the first photograph.
I looked up Valley Girls but am not much the wiser - does the term refer to all well-heeled socialites?
Did you see the WFT winning the terrier group at Crufts, it could win Best in Show tonight! Also saw the very pretty winning PON who was very like Sophie.
Anonymous - Thank you for the heads up on Crufts
I suppose it is just because there are so many American students at St. Andrews? I have been a faithful viewer of the Crown up until this last season, and I thought it was very well done, although of course I have no idea how much was accurate. I will get to the most recent season once we get settled in again - I think I am having trouble with the idea that the Queen is now played by the same actress who played the evil Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter.
I loved the photo with the snowflakes over the roof.
Great snow photo, (not an easy shot.) Sophie has a very expressive way about her.
Gail says: Nobby and I are of course rooting for Blanca from Croatia tonight at Crufts. At least there was one good result yesterday for WFT owning, England supporting rugby fans...
For information on the etymology of Valley Girl, go here:
Sanderlings are regular visitors to the east coast of South Africa - a long way from Scotland!!
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