Posted by sean on September 17, 2015 at 5:29 pm in Ventures Outside Of Bath with No Comments


Last Saturday, we got up stupidly early to go and look at sheep. “Only in Somerset”, I hear you all shout. Except these sheep weren’t of the furry, grass eating variety. The sheep we were visiting were made of stone. If you put mint sauce on these and bit into them, you would shatter your teeth.

I found myself waiting in a cold, wet and almost empty car park at Cribbs Causeway shopping centre, waiting for the ‘Great Sheep Roundup’ exhibition to open its doors. In recent months, if you have been brave enough to venture into Bristol or visit London, you may have seen sculptures of the popular character, Shaun The Sheep, placed around the city. One hundred and twenty of these sheep were created (although I somehow counted more), all with clever, unique designs. As well as the entertaining residents and tourists to the cities, the sheep raised lots of money for charity, which is always a good thing. If you were really adventurous and outgoing, you could follow an official trail and track all the sheep on a mobile phone app. We are neither adventurous or outgoing, so decided to see all the sheep under one roof.

I took photos of every single sheep. This may seem a little excessive, but was nothing compared to some people visiting the event, who took photographs from almost every possible angle, as well as photos of each of their many children in front of every single bloody sheep.

Anyway, here’s a collection of my favourite sheep. If you really want to see all 120+, have a look here.

For some reason, I found this Peter Rabbit sheep terrifying. Just look at its eyes!

We bought a miniature version of this one. I could have purchased a real sheep for less than this one cost.

This was the only woolly sheep in the whole exhibition.

Wayne ‘Shaun’ Rooney

and the original

The Roman Sheep was my favourite.

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