Monday, 18 January 2010

All quiet on the Western Front...

I know, i know I am still as bad at blogging as I was, I shall have to pull my socks up!.

I have had an interesting few days though! It was so funny on Friday, there was great excitement in our house when a duck and her four tiny ducklings came marching down our drive. I have no idea where she came from, there are no large bodies of water in the vicinity and we are almost 300m up a hill. I suspect with the rains we had a few weeks ago a small dam filled locally but with the hot weather it has dried out so she was off to find a new home.

We were a bit worried about her as there are lots of cats in our neighbourhood as well as feral ones, her little ducklings would not stand a chance. We decided to call the RSPCA who came out to collect her but she flew away and left her ducklings behind. They were safe in a cage thankfully as our cat was hovering around. I was in tears and spent ages on the Internet finding out how to rear young ducklings. I was so happy to see the mother arrive back, the RSPCA officer left me all the stuff to catch her so I tried again and failed two more times. On the third attempt I managed to catch her by letting her ducklings go, I knew she would be more reluctant to fly off with them with her. Whilst catching her all her ducklings fell 15ft from a neighbours balcony. They all seemed fine except one who looked very bent and quiet. The good thing was he/she picked up and we rushed them down to the River Derwent where there is a huge duck colony/gathering (whatever they are called) and released them. it was so lovely to see them swimming around together. I just hope the other ducks accept them OK, I haven't dared go down to see her again in case she is not there or any of her ducklings aren't with her. It took the whole day to sort this but I felt in the end very happy that we had taken the time to save her as there really was no hope for them walking through the bush here.

The weekend was pretty non eventful, the usual birthday party for one or other of the boys, Nippers on Sunday and today a friend put the first layer of varnish on our little Sabot, one of four which will have to go on and sanding between, it will be a long tedious job! Whilst he was doing that i decided to sort out my tools and screws etc. I tend to have two or three largish containers around the place where any odd screws, left over bits from packets you buy where you need one thing and can only buy packs of three etc. it was a huge job as a two containers came over from the UK so they are 4 years old!! I steadily worked my way through it all, I was ruthless with somethings, spent hours sorting out sizes and lengths of screws, stashed them away in labelled drawers etc - a job well done! It was one of those jobs no one else will ever notice but I know it is done so it makes me feel better!

The sorting frenzy continued on in to this evening, I have had a huge box of paperwork waiting for filing so I did that too. It has been building for 6 months - arghhh! I also sorted out the kids filing areas, I threw away some f the work books etc that I had kept then now wonder why! I kept all their certificates and the drawings that I like the most. It was very cathartic!

In amongst all of this I have managed to create a new 3D project. so watch this space. I haven't had a chance to edit photos etc but keep checking in as I will post in the next couple of day!

I have finally had a chance to look at my official SU! website. I haven't been able to change much on it as yet and not sure exactly how much i can change, so if you read something that sounds very cheesy, the chances are I didn't write it! What I have done though is add all the dates for the this years stamp camps and classes that I do with Claire as the InkyDivas!

Check the site out HERE

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