Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dear Departed Chicken

A few years ago we decided to get ourselves some chickens. My daughter was going to vacation care one school holidays and they had an incubator and hatched some eggs into baby chicks. They all watched them come out of the egg and looked after them till they were a few weeks old. Then the question came, who was going to take the chickens home? Well I was pleaded with and begged and finally gave in. Truth be told I had actually wanted to get some chickens for a long time, it was really my husband that needed convincing. Anyway we brought home these 3 baby chicks. Then we had keep them warm while they were babies, feed them, give them medicine, build a chicken coop, the list went on and on. But these chickens were definitely loved. They watched TV, were sung too, kissed and cuddled. They became part of the family.

Well that was about 3 years ago and they have survived all this time. That was until a few weeks ago. I started noticing that Petal, as she had become known (my daughters choice) was not acting herself. She didn't move around as much, stopped laying and generally looked not too well. As time when on she got worse and worse till she finally died. I didn't realise how attached I could become to a chicken. It's just a chicken, my husband said. But they all have different personalities and they really are quite cute. Anyway we had a funeral for Petal and have now moved on.

Petal a couple of days before she died.

We got some more chicks that are now growing very fast. I guess these ones will become part of the family too, and I guess they too will say goodbye one day, but until then we can enjoy their company and the yummy eggs they give us.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #5

Shadow Shot Sunday time again. This week I found this great tree. Still no leaves but spring is here so not long before it will be covered in beautiful green leaves once again.

Check out all the other great shadows from Shadow Shot Sunday here.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #4

Another week spent looking for shadows. This one was taken in Toowoomba, on an early morning walk.

Love the pattern on this old gate.

Shadow Shot Sunday proudly brought to you by Hey Harriet.

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Life of a Londoner #2

Just love this photo.

Taken from Memoirs of a T.S.U.N.A.M.I. Girl.

Writing on the wall at Abbey Road

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

BrisStyle Indie Designer Market this Saturday

Very exciting. The BrisStyle Indie Designer Market is on again this Saturday. The weather is looking great, all the handmade goodies will be on display. It is set to be a fantastic day.

Check out the BrisStyle blog for all the designers that will be heading out on Saturday.

I will be launching my new product. Pocket Mirrors.

These mirrors are so cute. They have been hand pressed with lots of lovely designs. There is one to suit everyone. They are 2.25" or 5.5cm in diameter, just the perfect size to put in your pocket, purse, car or desk. These cute little mirrors are sure to be the envy of all of your friends!

Also available will be some new styles of the popular glass and peg magnets. Just in time to do some Christmas shopping, only 16 weeks to go.

See you this Saturday:

Saturday September 4th, 9-2pm
St Augustine's Church Grounds and Hall
Racecourse Road, Hamilton