Now, the trail officially starts on the 6th, but a few Shauns have started stealthily getting into position around the city following Nick Park's parade across the Clifton Suspension Bridge. The lovely folks at Warmley Waiting Room welcomed their Shaun yesterday and there are three early bird Shauns at The Mall!
The 'Shaun Shop' is also hosting an exhibition of mimi Shaun's decorated by local schools, so there's plenty to admire as excitement builds for Monday!
Our school's mini Shaun is still busy being decorated but I'm sure he would loved to have taken part in the show. Still, there was a local-ish Shaun--this Special Delivery sheep from Mangotsfield School.
While we were in the Shaun Shop, I decided to treat myself to one of my favourite Gromits from the original trail. It's taken me two years of dithering to finally get over the price of them! Shipshape and Bristol Fashion is now happily ensconced on my Welsh dresser. I wonder which Shaun will join him?! (Eventually.)