Firstly thanks for all your good wishes for Skibby. He is still with us and has had an antibiotic injection, is on antibiotic tablets and also has local antibiotics which we have to pop in his eye. He has a abscess on his eye (probably scratched it on a twig in the garden) and if it doesn't heal and goes through the eye he will have to be put to sleep as that could lead to meningitis :-( His breathing is a bit laboured today so I am hoping that won't get worse - he is too cute to leave us even if he is an old man.
Mr Sweetpea bought me some roses a couple of weeks back and now they are coming to the end of their life it reminded me that many others may have roses that may be thrown out soon. Instead of throwing them away why not recycle them? Last year we went to a wedding in June and instead of buying confetti I got some rose petals off our roses and dried them, I put them in a cute little paper bag and they worked wonderfully as confetti (if you buy that sort of confetti in shops it costs a fortune!). Not only did it look lovely but it bio-degrads after a little while so is a great eco style option.
You could also dry the petals and pop some rose oil on them for a lovely potpouri.
We have had a very rare couple of lovely sunny days here in Cambridgeshire. Oh how I love to hang my washing out on the line and potter around the garden. This week I was joined by our chickens, they absolutely love the sunshine and sit basking in it. They also had great fun having mud baths together, Mr Chicken was making sure the girls joined in :-) Ironically they do this to clean themselves and get rid of any mites that might be on them.
I flung the doors open to let the fresh air in but I did have to keep an eye out for unwanted guests arriving (although they are great company they do tend to poo on the carpet!) :-)
The two old ladies of the group weren't so interested in going out, they were enjoying some peace and quite indoors.
Even the African Greys were loving the sunshine and wolf-whistling the day away. My husband bought these when he was in his teens and thought they were a pair (both male and female of this species look nearly identical). We sent a blood sample off for DNA testing some years back now as they do a mating ritual but have never settled down together, it came back that they are both males :-) They love each other so much however that they have stayed with us as a pair.
I have managed to get a couple more sets of hairclips made recently which I really enjoyed doing. They seem to be very Spring like - Spring is in the air yey! I have popped them in my bloggy shop :-)
Middle Sweetpea has been creating with her felt and sewing kit that we bought her for Christmas, I just love the bright colours she used :-) The frog is a little pin-cushion, so sweet!
I hope you are all having a lovely week.