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Penny Lindop Designs meets Prince Charles

Well, it's been busy, busy, busy here at the Penny Lindop camp, so I've not visited this writing space for quite a while. But it's been an exciting few weeks, and today I just want to tell you a little about the Great Yorkshire Show which happened in the middle of July.
Yes, that's me talking with Prince Charles
We were exhibiting in the Country Living Marquee with its fantastic location on the site.
Anyway, great excitement this year, as we had a royal visit on the Wednesday. To celebrate the 1st anniversary of the Prince's Countryside Fund Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the show, and the Country Living marquee where Prince Charles made a speech and announced who was to benefit by receiving funds.
Before his speech the Prince was introduced to a few of the exhibitors, and Emma and I were some of the lucky folk that he spoke to. I am truly grateful to Lizzie Kershaw of National Magazines for making the introduction and for appreciating the small effort we are making at Penny Lindop Designs to help promote knowledge of the rare and endangered agricultural breeds of Britain. We shall be working on our range of rare breed greeting card designs over the next few weeks, so will let you see more anon.
Prince Charles is the patron of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust - hence me being pleased to be introduced. The Duchess of Cornwall took away one of my Portland sheep greeting cards....
Our Portland sheep greeting card - a horned sheep with a tan face
  And here is Prince Charles stopping at our stand: not brilliant photos, but they're the only ones and I'm really grateful to Wood Like to Play for thinking about taking them.
 
 
Here are a few that I managed to take through the crowds:
Lizzie Kershaw's Hampshire Down sheep, Lady Baa Baa and Ewe Beauty - they were introduced to the Prince too
 
Some of the award winners including Gareth Barlow in the checked shirt - the man with the passion for Hebridean sheep
 
Always polite - having a little chat with Lady Baa Baa, the Hampshire Down sheep
 
In conversation with Fiona Davies from WireUK - lucky recipients of some of the funds. Well done WireUK!
 
With WireUK's Fiona Davies  
Read more about Gareth Barlow here - a man with a passion for his Hebridean sheep who has Prince Charles to thank for getting him started. You can see our Hebridean cards here, and even buy them!
Hebridean Sheep with an old Fergie tractor