Friday 17 January 2014


If someone had said to me a few months ago that I'd be enthusing about taxidermy, I'd have told them to get stuffed (that's appalling, I'm sorry).

Probably one of my favourite places that we visited on our trip to Paris was Deyrolle - a taxidermy shopping paradise.  Downstairs is an upmarket shop selling twee gardening accoutrements such as this rather fetching and very matchy matchy velvet apron and hat set - highly useful when digging up your tatties in the allotment eh Mr J and P?

Upstairs is taxidermy gone mad.  Animals large and small (when I say large, I really mean large:  giraffes, zebras, tigers, lions), insects, butterflies, shrunken heads.....  Yes, I DID say shrunken heads.  ALL for sale. 22,000 euros for a zebra anyone?

It's truly bizarre being able to stroll amongst the critters. You're not allowed to take any photos but Little Miss J and P managed to sneak in a few selfies:

Check out their website here for a catalogue of their collections and some very interesting pics such as these:

What the heck?

Fascinating n'est pas?

Before I go, I just would like to say that I do not like jokes about German sausages.........They really are the wurst.  Oh that just makes me laugh and laugh.

Au revoir dear readers. xx