It's a Duck's Life 3

By woolybill1
Its linguistic ineptitude led to the duck spending some time on detention in the empty schoolroom at Beamish Museum. It was a hopeless case, though, and eventually I connived with its preference for ducking out of education.
During the year it paid numerous visits to Beamish but was happier making himself at home among the decaying rolling stock at Tanfield Railway (V1).

I must apologise for an inadvertent indiscretion yesterday due to a severely senior moment: responding to a question from Roy I answered that the duck had eaten the oranges. That was elsewhere and on another occasion : in the café it just ate the menu card BlushBlushBlush

I am most grateful to Graham for encouraging my silliness with his User Award SmileSmileSmile

Tags: Photo journalism Beamish museum Humour and fun Plastic Duck

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franken Plus
19 5.5k 4 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2018 7:50AM
It's a sitting duck, there, Bill!Smile
AlfieK Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2018 7:57AM
Getting to really love this duck. Great series Bill 😀😀😀😀
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
19 Dec 2018 8:02AM
One of our Masters (they wore cape and mortar board in those days) used to leave a little green eyed monster on his desk whenever he left the room!!! Said he could see everything that happened...early WiFi CCTV??

Ah those days of pen and ink..how I hated them 😥😥😥
kaybee 18 8.3k 27 Scotland
19 Dec 2018 8:06AM
You boy …… Stop ducking about!
19 Dec 2018 8:28AM
Going to have to be another award...
bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
19 Dec 2018 8:45AM
WinkWinkWinkWink
bluesandtwos 12 542 1 England
19 Dec 2018 8:47AM
'There can never, ever, be too much silliness.' William Shakespeare. No, wait, that's wrong, it was William the tobacconist that said that, not Shakespeare...sorry.

So that's where he has flown to!
viscostatic 16 50 11 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2018 9:04AM
A wasted education. It will regret it now.

Phil.
19 Dec 2018 9:30AM
Smile)...love it
19 Dec 2018 9:46AM
Perhaps the duck is pondering the significance of 'I quack therefore I am'.
With apologies and a dash for the coat stand Rene and Des Cart.
MAK2 Plus
3 36 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2018 10:06AM
Love this image Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2018 10:27AM
At least there are no pig tails around for it to dunk in the ink wells.
KingBee Plus
16 558 2 Scotland
19 Dec 2018 11:02AM
'Tis the season to be silly - er, I mean, jolly. Have an award anyway. Smile
19 Dec 2018 11:28AM
Ducky goes to school. Great lead image, Bill and both versions are superb additions to your quirky quaky quest.Smile

JohnSmile
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
19 Dec 2018 11:35AM
Thought those desks looked familiar - that old schoolroom reminded me of my schoolroom... 😉 Seems to be quite cosy in his nest in the version! 😁
Trev 😀
SUE118 Plus
14 8 1 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2018 12:57PM
Wonderful brightened up a boring day at work. SmileSmileSmileSmile
leo_nid 5 12
19 Dec 2018 1:04PM
welcome to the duck side
19 Dec 2018 2:13PM
Two great photos.
nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
19 Dec 2018 3:05PM
Excellent placing of the duck looking towards the lights, Bill. Superbly composed and the colours are really fabulous. Top quality shot as well.
pamelajean Plus
16 1.8k 2264 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2018 3:34PM
He looks quite attentive, but there's no-one there to teach him anything. A quacking image.
mistere Plus
9 16 6 England
19 Dec 2018 4:36PM
Probably in detention for making too many Wise-quacks during the lesson SmileSmile
This one fits the Bill,Bill.

Dave.
dudler Plus
19 1.9k 1947 England
19 Dec 2018 4:58PM
Something about the colour and the focus...
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2018 7:00PM
He ducked out of homework so he's on detention!
Ju
capto Plus
10 7.0k 32 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2018 10:31PM
SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
ivor
😂😂😂😂😂

Superb
Carole
20 Dec 2018 7:28AM
So good and the version, which deserves its own upload.
richmowil Plus
13 484 2 England
20 Dec 2018 5:58PM
That duck gets everywhere - hope it learned something!!
Chinga Plus
11 104 3 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2018 5:42PM
Really enjoying the series Bill. The lead today is wonderful!
Isabel GrinGrin
22 Aug 2021 11:52AM
Really cute and well photographed Bill! And color was the right option.
Viola

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