Sunday, 6 March 2011
I think the fact that my larder has three and half shelves with vases, and far less with food and bowls for food probably tells me that I love flowers and am not that interested in food or the preparation thereof! It also probably explains why my supper was rather disgusting this evening, nothing left in there worth eating! Its my birthday today and Aster ( well probably his surrogate parents actually) sent me a bunch of flowers and my staff got me a huge bunch which is divided into two so I have more vases out, I would happily fill the house with flowers if I could. They also bought me a voucher for plants, which was very good of them and I am going shopping at the garden centre on Monday! I have lost a lot of plants in my courtyard, plus I was chopping wood the other day and managed to break a pot – no it was not a bad aim, one of the logs flew off at an angle! I had a lovely coffee time too with a Lardie Cake and some fruit pastries done by Angela thanks guys!

My sisters also bought me lovely presents, I am wearing a very pretty necklace from Anna, which matches some earings that she gave me, and Dinah made me the coolest felt model of Rosie, which is delightful, we took photos of her all day!! Those of you who remember Rosie (now living happily in Devon) will recognise her and see how clever Dinah has been. Nick sent me wine so I am set up for the year, and I have gin from Joan and Iloana, and Louise, Paul and Lucy! I now have enough gin for the rest of the year unless I have a gin party – now there is an idea! Oh and I got some pots of Lilies of the Valley too, which I love!

We put a number of eggs under birds a couple of days ago because Simon was worried about them. And so we know the Steller’s has two eggs this year. It’s still very cold which is not fun, but at least it is dry as well. Mark has finished the wall at the end of the café and it looks great and we are moving the pavers in the Hawk Walk to a better position so we can stop walking on the grass as it does not do it any good over the winter.

The Eagle Owl went through his operation well and is eating, but does not like his medicine! However it is going down, and we will have to see at the end of it how his flight comes on. I was thinking of going out for a birthday ride, but we have a half experience day and a half photography day, and its bloody cold, so I will wait until the weather warms up I think!!

We had plenty of visitors today, and some old friends, the sun came out in the afternoon and it felt springlike, we have three ducks on the pond, a white one and two mallards, not sure how long they will stay though!!


Rachel said...

Happy Belated Birthday Jemima, enjoy the gin, just found your blog and its brilliant reading..x

Gaina said...

Happy Belated Birthday :). It was mine on Tuesday.

I like Lily if the Valley too, it's supposedly the flower for Pisces :).

Jemima Parry-Jones MBE said...

Oh, I did not know that, no wonder I love them, they are a nightmare to grow though!


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An interesting video on Lead

An interesting video on Lead

I find it staggering that people who want to hunt don't see the value in changing their ammunition from lead to a safer product. We have stopped using lead in petrol, in paint, in our water pipes, but they still want to use lead - ah well, apparently eating it not only kills birds but leads to reduced intelligence in humans......................

NO ONE is asking you to stop legal and genuine hunting, they are just asking you to change your ammunition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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