25 May 2008

Scrumpy scores again

Scrumpy has won the gold medal for the walking race at the disability sports day.

Needless to say I am fit to burst and said medal is in pride of place in the front room (away from Bear's fingers)

12 May 2008

This is a giggle

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

Go and find out what flower you are the let me know - I got this from Kim.

11 May 2008

Things you wish you hadn't said

A while a go Scrumpy took to having a bed time story again (a welcome return!!) after a period of finding it too hard to share a book. It has been "Little Robin Red Vest" for AGES and I now know it off by heart cover to cover. Last night as we were doing our bed time routine she had a slight panic because having made her room look like the average almost 11 year-olds' bedroom she couldn't find "Little Robin" I decided to capitalise on the situation and get her to have a different book which got the reply of "and then Little Robin".

We read the "new" story which she enjoyed and then the moment came for "Little Robin". I said "It's OK, it's in my head" as she was diving under the bed. Scrumpy wriggled out from under the bed, looked at me like I was mad and, as the words came out of my mouth, proceeded to lift my hair up and look for Little Robin.

I will now have to find the blasted book, which may have been kidnapped by Bear, or I fear I will be scalped, most likely mid-recital...

10 May 2008


I was emailed this by a friend, a fellow animal and dog lover, but I have edited out the graphic photographs as they are so offensive I don't want them appearing on my blog.

In the 2007, the 'artist' Guillermo Vargas Habacuc, took a dog from the street, he tied him to a rope in an art gallery, starving him to death.

For several days, the 'artist' and the visitors of the exhibition have watched emotionless the shameful 'masterpiece' based on the dog's agony, until eventually he died.

Does it look like art to you?

But this is not all... the prestigious Visual Arts Biennial of the Central American decided that the 'installation' was actually art, so that Guillermo Vargas Habacuc has been invited to repeat his cruel action for the biennial of 2008.

Let's STOP HIM!!!!!

Click on the following link :


Thankfully in the UK he would have been prosecuted to the full extent of the law. People have been imprisoned for less. Remember the news a couple of days ago? A woman was prosecuted for leaving her dog to starve to death in a room on it's own. This creature died a terrible death, only surviving as long as it did by licking the condensation from a failed double glazing unit. At least it was not held up as some kind of entertainment. To say this behaviour is outrageous, depraved does not do it justice. Psychotic? Am I getting closer? Tell me if you think I'm wrong

07 May 2008

News Flash

The sun is shining and I have had to break out the sun screen!

Had our first duck egg today and the chucks are producing well enough for us to be giving away eggs to neighbours and friends.

LOADS going on - update you when it rains!

01 May 2008

What do you think?

On BBC breakfast news yesterday there was a story about the 15 year old star of Hannah Montana (what ever that is!) posing in the buff for Vanity Fair magazine. They showed one of the pictures and I'm happy to say she was not exposing anything you wouldn't see on the beach. However, the pose was provocative so my question is - Should a Disney starlet be posing for photos of this nature? Are we more worried because she's 15 or because she works for Disney? She was reported to be embarrassed by the results so was she that comfortable doing it?

Polytunnel News

We have Lift off! Two varieties of lettuce and the spring onions are sprouting so the propagator works. Another triumph of engineering from Hot-hubby. The sweetcorn is sprouting and we have new growth and flowers on the strawberry plants. No more water disasters as I have put a sign on the door to remind "people" to turn the tap off.

The chucks and quacks are settling in well and chucks are keeping us in eggs already - they are on the small side as the birds are young but very tasty and soon they'll be that bit bigger. Quacks have yet to produce but they take longer to settle so no worries there, we've only had them for a week after all. Bear is giving them lots of exercise so could be a minor miracle if we get duck eggs!

One piece of sad news - we lost a chuck on the first day due to not realising how small a gap they could get through and next door's dog ate it. The garden is now chuck proof as well as Bear proof. Meg still scared of them but getting braver.