We had a lovely time with them. They went into London every day to do the touristy things. They've done more than I have which is shameful as we're only half an hour away and I spent many years there. The kids (10 and 7) had never seen a hedgehog before as they don't have them in Australia so she was a source of endless fascination.
Did you know that hedgehogs self annoint? No neither did I. When they eat something particularly exciting like a slug or smell a new smell, they puke all over their spines, contorting their bodies as they do so. It's bad enough watching her rip apart and devour a slug without her vomitting it up all over herself. I mean, I have to pick her up! The kids were groaning, ''that's so GROSS!'' quickly followed by, ''giver her another one!''
(Sorry if you're eating right now...)
Twilight (Gah! That name!) is off to the Hedgehog Hospital this weekend to be placed in a pen outdoors as part of a slow release program. She is so fat, she can now be released for hibernation. We thought she might be too small in the begining. I'm sure they will find her somewhere safe and happy to live with plenty of slugs.
Anyway, here's my latest before and after...
|Very hard to photograph!|
|She bloody bit me!|
|She's not even sorry...|
I've also been busy clearing out the loft for a big eBay cull. So the nice tidy house is no more.
I've not been very creative this week. I'm not sure what my next assault on the house will be. So much to choose from. Headboard, kitchen, armoire, blanket box, wardrobe x2, tv stand, the list goes on.
Seeing as I've nothing remotely clever to show you, I will show you some recent chazzing finds... and unusually they're mostly clothes. Driving has given my wardrobe a new lease of life. I'm no longer governed by comfortable shoes and waterproofs! I always said that if I had a car I would waft about all day in cream cashmere. Well, that's not quite a reality but I was asked where I was going by one of the school mums! Which is a first. I hope Curtise and Vix are proud of me.
I got this folky Monsoon dress from the YMCA. It's like new!
I did try to do an outfit shot but I think you need a tripod or a willing partner and mine was away.
This velvet coat I actually got in the summer at a boot sale but I've been living in it...
It's a bit big but I don't mind. I got the little corsage from the vintage kitchenalia lady at the boot sale.
I can't knit or crochet but I love the finished articles!
I found this little tin at the boot sale...
Not sure if the 'poudre' is make up or something to do with paint but either way, I'm happy.
Oh yes, I did do one creative thing. I balanced a ginormous wooden spoon on top of the painted window in the dining room.
|Giant spoon, 50p at a bootsale in York in the summer.|
My husband asked why we needed to balance a spoon on a window.
I pretended not to hear him.
I'll try to get my arse in gear again soon.