Friday, 9 July 2010


Edit - I am sorry the pictures are not coming up bigger, when you click them. Blogger sometimes does this to me and I don't know why!
I am a wee bit behind in my blogging. I was over in Kirkwall, all day Wednesday, and yesterday was a day to recover. The summer ferry time for the Wednesday ferry is 7.30 am, so that meant getting up about 5.45am and rushing around to get down to the terminal at least 20 minutes before departure. We had a lovely morning on the Mainland, which I will blog about later. The afternoon was spent at the physiotherapist and shopping! Yuck! But we managed everything and got home just after six. On the porch I had five parcels waiting for me, all from Australia, and there was one yesterday, again from Down Under! Look what was inside!!

There was all sorts of craft goodies, because Jenni read Rosa's post about me and Jenni then posted about me on an Australian group. I got beautiful material, including aboriginal design material, which I have earmarked for a project in the future, embroidery thread, which I am dying to dive into, buttons (oh, oh, oh!) an embroidery kit and an applique kit (which will both be ideal to do on the ferry), stamps, beautiful cards and sentiments AND ...Emu feathers! I am going to make something special with them, maybe a little bag, but they are too much fun not to use. Every time I pick up a piece of the materials I have received, or use some of the craft goods, I think of how this has happened and of all the wonderful people all over the world. It is unbelievable, but I will have happy memories and a lot of good friends for years to come!
Please excuse the quality of the following pictures. It was near midnight, and I had to hold my arms above my head, which I find very difficult.
We had an unexpected visitor last night -

A peahen!!

We have no idea where it came from -
but it flew about a bit and then disappeared!
Till next time.


  1. Emu feathers!??!?!?

    Inquiring minds will need pictures, I'm afraid!


    And peahens?!?? Are they rare? Are they exotic? Do they bring good luck?!??!

    *who can only tell the difference between a cormoran, a pigeon, a robin and a seagull... all seem to leave their "calling card" on my car, BTW. Wondering if I should also be aware of PEE-HENS?!??*


  2. I assume a peahen is a female peacock? How special!