Friday, April 25, 2008

Hen blackbird on the nest

Here's my hen blackbird on her nest this morning (don't worry I used the zoom! and it was daylight so glad OK to use flash)

Saw 4 eggs in there last night

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The blackbird's nest

Nature is daft sometimes.

Remember that egg I found on the wall recently? It's been followed by a nest in the daftest of places - two feet from the ground above the place where the catmint used to be. It's been built inside a buddleia plant I've been trying and failing to keep under control. The egg I found was on the wall just beside the bush, so at least I know why it was there now!

So on Monday, there was just one egg in the nest, yesterday another appeared, now there's a third. I think that white bit is cat fluff.

So either the female blackbird is very very clever and has worked out that our two cats are slightly decrepit (until they hear baby blackbirds I bet) or more likely it's her first nest.

She's hardly ever sitting on it, either. Hmmm time will tell!

The nest is beautifully made, though.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Kirkcudbright Animal Park Baby Otters

This is the most popular photo on my flickr stream!!

It is *very* cute ...

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Domestic slatterns of the world, unite!

The above title was donated by my friend Fairy Nuff. It's perfect!

Race For Life - The Second Sequel!

I've just signed up to do the Race for Life again!

So here's an unashamed plug.

And this is an unashamed pug.

Here's my sponsorship page

Here's what happened when I did it in 2006 & 2007

Monday, April 07, 2008

Yay! I have two Solfest tickets in my sweaty inbox

Phew ... the tickets for Solfest were released today and as with anything else well saught-after yet trumpetted, the website didn't make it long after the 9am opening.

After two hours pressing redial, B finally managed to speak to a real human willing to take his credit card details so woohoo with purple stripes, we are going to Solfest again!

Wooo... Supergrass, Chas & Dave, Roisin Murphy, Alabama 3, The Pipettes ... gonna be a guddun! Can't wait.

Solfest 2007

Solfest 2006

Sunday, April 06, 2008

My New Website!!

I've invested in a "complete package" product which on first attempts seems as easy as blogger to use - that is to say, easier once you know how but better than trying to use html.

I've put up some photos of some of my jewellery creations - but I have a shop on there with the intention of at least making the software pay for itself!!

I'm quite chuffed with it - and although there's room for a blog on it I'll probably keep this one going with general stuff and keep t'other one for stuff to do with making jewellery.

So! Please take a look, browse about, and let me know what you think!!


Friday, April 04, 2008

Blackbird Egg

Blackbird Egg
Originally uploaded by pinkpebbleperson
I got home yesterday to find this lone egg on top of my garden wall. There is a tree nearby but it would never have a nest.

I wonder how on earth this egg got here? Did a bird just drop it off while passing?

How bizarre.

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