Some of you may have noticed the odd (in both senses of the word) and mildly amusing comments on this blog from time to time from someone called Lampwick Sidley.
You may have wondered who this Lampwick Sidley is. It is an odd name, indeed you might think that it is a made up name. Well I can reveal that it is. His real name is Graham. No really it is.
He is a good friend of mine and he obviously has a little too much free time on his hands. He certainly rivals if not exceeds my levels of childishness. We have been mistaken for each other by some of our less observant colleagues. He is taller and slimmer than me. We are both largely bald and sport dodgy goatee beards I suppose but really? Our 'look' will undoubtedly come back into fashion one day.
So back to Lampwick Sidley who, in his comments, professes to know very little about alpacas. Well you may be surprised to know that he knows a little bit more than he lets on.
Lampwick, I mean Graham, has actually been in the show ring with two of the Mighty Patou's females. Not only that but with his assistance, or despite his incompetence more like, one of them picked up a reserve colour championship.
Above, Lampwick can be seen with Patou Amelie prior to entering the ring at last years BAS Spring Show in the intermediate brown female class.
Now that Amelie has taken the reserve champion ribbon, he loses the shades and starts to take a bit more notice.
Thanks Lampwick, good work, now don't stop being silly there's a good boy.