Saturday, 27 June 2009

Quiet weekend

Yesterday the YFG's class went on their trip to the Raptor Foundation near St Ives, and I went along to help out with the children. We had a good morning, dissecting pellets and trying to identify the bones then moving outside for a tour of the aviaries and drawing the birds. There was a lively Indian Eagle Owl called Indie and a gorgeous barn owl named Sybil amongst the stars of the show. There was also a flying display which the children loved especially at the end when those that wanted to got the chance to hold a barn owl on their glove. The weather was glorious until about 2pm when the heavens opened just as we wanted to load the children back onto the bus. We all got more than a little damp!

After gym last night, the YFG went home with her friend P, to stay the night, so we all had a quiet night here - the FH and I had a glass of wine each and then I watched Hotel Babylon with the EFG. Can't say I recommend it; she has some interesting TV viewing habits, but last night I was so tired that I just sat and vegetated in front of the TV whilst it was on.

This morning has been more showers and very humid weather, so the girls at gymnastics were struggling for fresh air, and we worked them hard so they drank a lot! The washing hasn't dried today because of the humidity too.

Tomorrow morning we are taking part in a village yard sale treasure hunt organised by the WI; we are holding a yard sale here, as are others around the village and the WI are selling treasure maps of all the yard sales, so that potential customers do the rounds and pick up clues to win a prize. We have been scouting around the house and yard tonight considering what we might sell!

The eggs in the incubator are due to hatch on 1st July so tonight is the last turning.......can't wait to see how many hatch, and we are just praying that some chicks do hatch after all this time and effort!

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