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  1. Thank you Santa!! My photo doesn’t do it justice!! but it’s amazing! ❤️❤️
    8 points
  2. Finally put up some Omlet art! ❤️
    8 points
  3. Not everything to do with lockdown is bad. For instance, I have to work from home at the moment, meaning I have my garden in front of me at all times. If that weren't the case, I wouldn't have had the opportunity to capture this shot of a woodpecker chick freshly out of the nest being fed by its parents. Nothing, IMHO, quite so beautiful as parents looking after offspring.
    8 points
  4. I have received a lovely hand painted fan with a beautiful daffodil on it! And some cadburry eggs, which probably won’t make it till the expiration date... 😉
    8 points
  5. Beautiful gifts! Thank you so much. And gorgeous packaging!
    7 points
  6. Brilliant service from the Royal Mail
    7 points
  7. Ummm - this is my mask In my defence it is fully machine washable and was only £3
    7 points
  8. People are so lovely; I stopped yesterday to give first aid to a bloke who had taken off a big strip of his scalp when he collided with a road sign. While I was kneeling on the ground beside him, stemming the bleeding - two ladies came over to offer assistance. One walked the man's distressed 9 year old daughter home to her mum, the other brought water and blankets. Then a police officer stopped to help, and when the ambulance hadn't arrived after 40 minutes, he ferried the injured man (and me, compressing the top of his head) to A&E. Made a bit of a mess of his patrol car! The injured man's wife has just called round and given me a JLP gift card as thank you, they are so sweet...... he has a monumental headache. Faith in folks restored. Karma will bite the bum of the youth who saw the accident, laughed and walked on by.
    7 points
  9. I’ve been so excited because my present was massive - and inside is brilliant!!! A beautiful crocheted winter cushion, 2 decorations to hang on my tree (Duck wasn’t in the box but she’s been in for some indoors sunbathing by the French windows - beautiful day today ), a toy for each of our cats and some tasty looking Dutch (🤔🤣) treats. Thankyou so much I love them all (as do the cats - I fear for the long term survival of the crocheted mice!)
    7 points
  10. HAPPY EASTER EVERYBODY 🐣🐣🐣🐣 Thankyou so much Easter bunny for my lovely treats! So prettily wrapped too in lovely chicken napkins. I have an absolutely brilliant easter bunny pincushion - just fantastic and has lots of little bits and pieces in, and a gold bunny who will be coming to work with me tonight and may not make it home again! As you can see Duck and Camilla were as excited to get the parcel open as me
    7 points
  11. Thank you so much for my box of goodies. It was really fun to open. I was especially pleased with the Thin Blue Line wristband. That was very thoughtful. Coincidentally those are the colours of my nail varnish from a metal night out last night so that looks smart. I think the multi purpose scarf and the fingerless gloves will be well used. I was thinking of getting a pair for when I want to take photos in cold weather so that's brilliant. I will share my chocolate with DD who also loves chocolate. Thanks again.
    7 points
  12. I have three exquisite lavender sachets, with 2 decorations for my tree! Thank you SO much, Easter Bunny!
    7 points
  13. Got an email this morning to say my CV and cover letter have been forwarded to local practices after I had a phone interview for a graduate programme There's one practice I really like the look of and that I think I'd fit in with the team but trying not to set my heart on that one... I have a phone interview next week with another vets I like and a third place that I haven't heard back from yet.
    7 points
  14. This made me smile - removing one of the broodies from the nest, to go in The Cage of Shame, and she balanced in my hand by fanning her tail like a beautiful flower. She's a gold pencilled wyandotte bantam
    7 points
  15. Look who Is having a sleep on my Cyclamen
    6 points
  16. Had my 6 girls since October and today we’ve had a 6 egg day 😎. Dippy eggs for tea tonight 👍👍
    6 points
  17. Finally managed to get a picture of one of them.
    6 points
  18. My lovely crocheted scarf, thank you so much secret Santa. It will keep me warm especially on my weekly walk with @gahoop.
    6 points
  19. I forgot to attach the photo.Peter
    6 points
  20. Totally awesome! Thank you!
    6 points
  21. Thank you so much to my secret Santa - my scarf is so beautiful - I cannot describe it and the photo doesn't do it justice -everything was so beautifully wrapped - Cody would also like to thank you for his present and it was so thoughtful to add his presents and the Christmas treat - Thank you again I absolutely love it. Merry Cjristmas Everyone xxxxxxxx
    6 points
  22. Bizarre wildlife encounter yesterday... I was in my work van driving into Plymouth, approaching a large roundabout with about 6 lanes of traffic approaching traffic lights. People in front of me in my Lane kept leaving the lane for no reason that I could see, but when I got almost to the lights, in the middle of this busy road, was a sparrow hawk plucking a pigeon!! I got to within about 3 feet of it in the van and it just glared at me and then went back to it’s plucking!! I was about to do what everyone else had and go around it, but then I thought...’What if the next person doesn’t care about wildlife and just drives over it?’ So I put my high viz jacket on, turned on my flashing beacon and got out. I very nearly touched the hawk before it finally flew off looking very cross. Then I thought I’d better fling the dead pigeon to the side of the road in case the hawk came back, so I picked it up by the tail and felt it twitch (which was a bit grim), but flung it over the car next to me (hmmm - sorry to that person!) - and then as the pigeon got to the top of the arc - it flew!!!!! I hadn’t looked at it very carefully and actually thought it had no head!!! My face must’ve been a picture because all the people in cars around me were killing themselves laughing 😂
    6 points
  23. A moth goes into a podiatrist’s office. The doctor asks the moth, “What seems to be the problem?” The moth says, “Doc, I don’t know where to start. I feel like my whole life has been a waste of time. I’ve been at the same job for twenty years and I don’t just hate it, I’m revolted by it. I can barely summon the strength to drag myself in every day but I have no choice because I’m in debt up to my compound eyes. The idea of doing this job for years more just makes me sick." "I’ve grown apart from my wife. She’s no longer the woman I loved, and I can barely stand to be around her but I feel guilty for feeling that way about her. Doc, it just eats me up inside." "My daughter’s shacked up at eighteen with a guy I can’t stand who’s terrible for her and she dropped out of school, but she won’t listen to reason and it breaks my heart. And my son… Doc, I just don’t know if I love my own son, because he reminds me of everything I hate about myself. I look into his eyes and see the same digusting, snivelling cowardice I know everyone sees in mine. I can’t even work up the courage to pull out my gun and blow my own brains out. I feel like my entire life is nothing more than a fragile web of lies just barely holding me back from the screaming abyss." The podiatrist says to the moth, “You do seem to have a lot of problems, and it's clear you need professional help. But I’m just a podiatrist; you need to see a therapist, a psychiatrist even. Why did you come to me?" “The light was on." Badoom, tsh. I'll get my coat.
    6 points
  24. Made another lovey for a pregnant colleague. It’s made of a very soft and snuggly yarn. But which leaves a lot of blue fiber bits all over the place, because it fringes A LOT at the yarn ends.
    6 points
  25. Ooh lots of lovelies! Well, what can I say - overwhelmed! Thank you Secret Santa, the hamper is super! So prettily presented, it has jingle bells too - and fork 'andles! I can see why no shaking - pretty decorated stones and glass! And thinking of Mr Val - he isn't getting his paws on this! My precioussssssss! 🤗 🤗 🤗
    6 points
  26. Well! What a talented swapee! Although I did wonder at first....
    6 points
  27. Merry Christmas! 🎄🎄🎄 I have opened my package and found myself an incredibly lovely little felted hen! Complete with beak and wee little feet! Thank you Omlet Elf! She did lay some sizeable eggs in the post though!
    6 points
  28. All I have are the cats, the chickens, and the fish. It's not like I've asked for an aviary, pygmy goats, a puppy, tree frogs, a tortoise, and some mice or anything... *nervous laugh*
    6 points
  29. I love this bag. I love the donkeys and the tree branch, and the colours, and all the little dashes. Very prettily put together and very useful. Thank you my Omlet Easter Bunny. x
    6 points
  30. Ok so I waited 😇 Now I have a year in my eye as I opened the box! And found this gorgeous dog! And then some scribbles for my face. What a brilliant idea And then some biscotti made from my swappers girls eggs and friends bee's honey. Scrubby has made himself at home. I'm going to plant the card with my grandson and watch the flowers grow. Thank you my Easter bunny what a fabulous craftperson you are. Xx
    6 points
  31. I want to get some dart frogs too... but I think I've been banned from buying anymore pets. Well, there's no frog pics yet - but I have completely re-done their tank to make it much more naturalistic. I made vines and all. And I also made it bioactive (which means it is self-sustaining and I don't have to clean anything save for wiping down the glass). I think it looks pretty good!
    5 points
  32. I’d take them with you. They’ll come in handy one day is always my mantra. And if Omlet will hold its value
    5 points
  33. Don't do it Valkyrie !! Do you know how many germs could be living on that cushion ? 😮
    5 points
  34. @Valkyrie I hope your DD has a lovely day regardless!
    5 points
  35. Update- after a few days of pacing her run watching the chicks (and even synchronising going to bed at 6.30 when they did!)- Alice seemed to have calmed down so she was given a few chances to reunite with them. First few meetings were aggressive towards bullied chick and other mum but this got less and less each time and today she seemed to accept that chick back and be accepted back into their little family with no further signs of aggression. They all went to bed together together. Hurrah! She has been bumped down to second mum though! the kids have named the chicks (10 days old) Merry and Pipin - Lord of the Rings fans! We are guessing that one is a cockerel and one a hen. Here are some photos! They are dad- cream legbar and mum- black copper Maran.
    5 points
  36. I had an older lady yelling at a youngish lad that a condom on your balls was just as useful as a mask below your nose! That made me laugh! 😂😂
    5 points
  37. Husbands? Children? Travel Agents? Dogs/Cats? Electricians? The bloke behind the deli counter in Waitrose? Goodness, I'd love to know 😏! What a teaser!!!!!!!! I have been putting out a box of books on our front wall as the charity shops have been shut and out bedroom is right above; we have had the window open in the hot weather. I have been in hysterics at some of the comments overheard. One chap was out with the dog and clearly decided to 'phone his wife as he trawled through the box and updated her on what was available.........'No nothing sexy but there is a Jilly Cooper..oh and a few Dick Francis. That sounds a bit sexy....shall I grab one? There's one on natural cleaning. OK, not your thing then. It's a very eclectic selection, they must be a funny bunch'. I really wasn't sure how to take that!!!!!!!!!!
    5 points
  38. Couldn’t help myself and made a matching lovey. 😉
    5 points
  39. Buy the biggest run you can afford for the space you have. Plan to cover it as that will sometimes be necessary if we get an Avian Flu outbreak. A couple of years ago we had to keep them in the run 24/7 from December until April. Best to think ahead even if the eventuality seems remote at the time.
    5 points
  40. Love my sons. They checked out a supermarket, bought lots of lovely vegetables, found some rice, bought some Corona beer and panic bought these.....
    5 points
  41. Apologies to my secret Santa, I have just realised that I didn't post pictures of my gifts.
    5 points
  42. These are my fabulous baubles that I unwrapped this morning. Such attention to detail and having remembered the names of my previous girls made the baubles extra special. Thank you again secret Santa xx Well done to everybody for making such wonderful things. You make me proud to organise such a great activity 🎄🎄🎄
    5 points
  43. I’ve got a beautiful bear ❤️ And a lovely makeup bag and the top stitching is to die for!! 😍😍 thank you Santa!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️🎄🎄🎄🎄 merry Christmas all!
    5 points
  44. My parcel contained the most exquisite crochet tree decorations and some fab eco reuasable, washable make up/skin cleansing pads with matching washcloth - really useful as well as pretty! How clever is that!? Thanks you so much Secret Omlet Santa! Happy Christmas everyone!
    5 points
  45. Have made this little ragdoll cat. There was a pattern, but didn’t want to spend €5 on it... figured I could do it from the picture and pretty pleased with the result!
    5 points
  46. Just started a new picture of a Highland, I think it might take all year with the amount of fluff!
    5 points
  47. Run within a run! There is a badger here so I'm more concerned that he would make light work of the wire (half inch weld mesh). It's had more adaptions using pallets inside since then to make it more windproof - need to make it a little more waterproof.
    5 points
  48. More babies at work! So made another little “monster”. This time a rather pink kitty. Any guesses to gender? 😉
    5 points
  49. Just had to tell someone! Our 8th grandchild has just been born! A girl, Skylar, 8Ibs. Obviously the most beautiful baby in the world! I was one of 4 girls, and I had 3 boys and a girl and now have 6 granddaughters and two grandsons. The boys belong to my daughter. Strange how gender works between generations.
    5 points
  50. It was my dad's birthday so celebrations were always happening - nearly didn't one year with the hurricane gusts, but it died down and over we went in the evening. He liked writing "poetry" and called himself Sideburns. Here is one of his little rhymes: Once while walking through a wood, I picked bluebells by the score. Then I was fined for trespassing I won't go there any more! I did put "poetry" in inverted commas! There are worse ones but children love the rude ones (well anything with a toilet included set them off laughing - and as I have never grown up - I did too). Although I do rather like Of Mice and Men.
    5 points
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