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  1. Thank you Santa!! My photo doesn’t do it justice!! but it’s amazing! ❤️❤️
    8 points
  2. Beautiful gifts! Thank you so much. And gorgeous packaging!
    7 points
  3. Look who Is having a sleep on my Cyclamen
    6 points
  4. Had my 6 girls since October and today we’ve had a 6 egg day 😎. Dippy eggs for tea tonight 👍👍
    6 points
  5. Finally managed to get a picture of one of them.
    6 points
  6. My lovely crocheted scarf, thank you so much secret Santa. It will keep me warm especially on my weekly walk with @gahoop.
    6 points
  7. I forgot to attach the photo.Peter
    6 points
  8. Totally awesome! Thank you!
    6 points
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. This is Nellie. She just looks like a giant cupcake dusted with cocoa powder and icing sugar This is Peggy. I think she is the youngest. She is very calm. This is Dottie. I think she might be the oldest. She is also very calm. DS's friend asked if he could name one so he called her Dot but that is a bit too short so got changed to Dottie. This is Nancy. Such a pretty little thing. Th This one is Hazel. Also one of the youngest I think but just a teeny bit older than Peggy. They are all such cuties ❤️ They haven't really used the shelf in the guinea pig house but they do seem to like having a siesta under it so I'm going to leave it in there for now. And thank you to my DS who took all the photos for me.
    5 points
  12. 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
  13. I’ve seen some really fantastic and thoughtful present s from Secret Santa’s here! I never thought rhythm keeping chickens could have such wonderful results! It’s not just about chickens on this site, it’s also about community. Thank you all for being beautiful people ❤️❤️❤️
    5 points
  14. Apologies to my swappee for this late picture of the fantastic present! Problems with my dying iPad unfortunately. It has now had a brief revival so here they are. I am set up for the year! Thank you SO much xxx
    5 points
  15. Thank you to my secret Santa, I recieved a beautiful scarf. Picked to follow later
    5 points
  16. I am BEYOND delighted - thank you SOOOOO much to my wonderful secret Santa, you made me cry! Whoever you are you read the brief so carefully and matched up my passions and hobbies in THE most perfect and special way. A truly thoughtful set of gifts that had me in tears; I am welling up just typing this. I have a gorgeous traditional wreath, a beautifully embroidered bag for beachcombing finds and a shoulder bag with the sweetest embroidery of a group of hamsters.......makes me smile every time I look at it! I will post pics later (I can't do the 'putting them on the computer thing!!!)
    5 points
  17. Finally finished my windows this year!
    5 points
  18. 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
  19. Don't do it Valkyrie !! Do you know how many germs could be living on that cushion ? 😮
    5 points
  20. @Valkyrie I hope your DD has a lovely day regardless!
    5 points
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. It turns out it’s a very cute perch for all the great tits and blue tits in my garden!
    4 points
  24. 4 points
  25. Cut to: three years later. I've passed and finished! The final scores are out and I will be graduating with a distinction (74% average). So I may not be Stephen Hawking, but I am definitely better than the teachers who called me stupid thought. And to make it taste even sweeter: My first year tutor on this degree told me I could 'probably' get a merit, but a distinction would be 'too much of a stretch'. HA!
    4 points
  26. OK I had a peek and then gave up and just opened up a lovely gift whilst eating a Colin the caterpillar - my favourite Earl Grey tea (Haven't tried Dorset tea yet) - a beautiful smelling heart and matching storage bag in lovely chicken print - Thank you so much they are lovely and have brightened this freezing cold - wet - June day .
    4 points
  27. This isn’t even all of this years 🙈
    4 points
  28. It's a good job you said about this @Patricia W as the guy who served me couldn't find it in the cabinet. Luckily I spotted the name and told him they had changed it to Power Drops - at least he will know for next time. Just a shame that the price had gone up from £9.99 to £13.75 - he blamed Brexit 🙄 Peggy continues to do well and, all be it small, she has gained 6g today - that's definitely a step in the right direction.
    4 points
  29. Well seeing as my Cafe is closed until May 🙄 I spent all of last week clearing the allotment and weeding. Just one bed a day to save any back issues but it’s 90% done and looks great. Had a bit of an issue with a resident who faces my allotment, telling others that mine was ‘disgusting’🤬 - it wasn’t disgusting, just an allotment over winter.... she gave me lots of plants to put at the front facing her house when I started the plot to make it pretty for her. I applied to swap with another plot holder but the parish council said no. Because they can. No reason given except it’s ‘against the rules’ - a copy of which I have and nothing in there says you can’t swap plots. So....I’ve dug out all of the plants she gave me, and found good homes for them. I didn’t really want that many flowers (of her choosing) on the plot anyway. I’ve put up a massive bean wigwam at the front, along with my artichokes and sweetcorn that I’ll be planting there, I’ll have a lovely tall, green privacy screen to stop nosy, interfering neighbours. 😀😀 I finally managed to pick up some greenhouse shading and clips, which only took 10 minutes to do. So much better than the white fleece and tape ive been battling with for 4 years 😂 Another plot holder gave up his plot and told me to take anything i wanted. Huge mistake 😂 I dug up a red gooseberry bush, took his netted bed covers which are really solid, some plastic pipes to use as supports for enviromesh and a wooden table he’d made. I gave him lots of eggs as a thank you! I managed to get my kelvedon wonder peas planted, along with 2 types of beetroot. Plus pelleted autumn king carrots. So much easier to see the seeds when they are pelleted (and white)! £1.50 for 300 seeds so not bad at all. And spaced properly! Lots of work there last week has paid off. I just hope that when I’m back to work at the Café I can keep it up. I plan to get home, feed the dog and head straight down there most days. It’s only a 5 minute walk and if I get into the habit of going straight down when I finish work it will become second nature. I do love spending time down there.
    4 points
  30. The only remedy is an empty bank balance! 😅
    4 points
  31. I bought a new sewing machine at the start of the year after getting my Mums ancient one working in the first lockdown and I have loved making these - the chicken holds an easter egg - both were made from pictures off the internet - so I was so happy that they actually stood up as I had to draw my own pattern.
    4 points
  32. Thank you all so very much for my birthday wishes 😊 This was my first Lockdown birthday and I had a wonderful day - even if it was in school. I took my phone, which I don't usually do, and showed all of the children in my little class, my new chicks. They really liked them. They asked so many questions about them. At breaktime, the children hummed me Happy Birthday and one of them who has Down's showed me how to sign it - she was fab - my signing skills were rubbish though. A bit of a chilly day but so beautiful to see some sunshine. Hubby had the fire on for when I got home and then we phoned our local pub and ordered some dinner, perfect. Thanks again x
    4 points
  33. The rules for the swap, which I'm sure most of you know, are that You must be an Omlet member for 3 months before you can join in. All names of Omleteers and addresses to be received by 18th February. Please remember to post your swap in good time and it is a good idea to get some form of proof of postage but you don't have to. If you find that you can't complete your swap, there is no shame in withdrawing, but please let me know in good time so that I can sort something else out instead. Don't forget to send the organiser a PM to say that you have sent /received your parcel and post on the main page that you have received it - that way the person who sent you their parcel will know it has arrived. Please try to keep up to date with swap news, by checking, and even posting on the thread regularly. Remember to take a photo and post it on here to say Thank you Most of all, please reply to any PM's you might be sent, as this makes life so much easier (thank you 😊 ) It is mostly a craft swap but you can add little extras if you want to make your parcel a bit more. Bear in mind some postal charges have gone up as of January and postage costs might be more than you think.
    4 points
  34. I forgot to add that twenty minutes after Zelda laid her daily egg, Karen applied what she had learned from her view of Zelda, and laid her very first egg
    4 points
  35. This is my 9 month old silkied serama pullet that I hatched last year chillaxin with her buddy on their favourite pebble cushion.
    4 points
  36. Here are 4 of them 😊 There is also a little chocolate one but she likes hiding under the others.
    4 points
  37. IT ARRIVED!!!!! I repeat: MY SWAP ARRIVED!!!! It’s a belated Christmas miracle!
    4 points
  38. Well, I didn't think my vaccine would come so quickly, but it seems that being classed as a key worker has paid off! I'm having my first vaccine on Wednesday!!
    4 points
  39. Good luck you lot in the last hour of 2020!! I’m in 2021 now and I’ll tell you all how it is in the future! nothing changed... 😅
    4 points
  40. A few years ago my husband was so excited about the present he had bought me (we don't normally bother and only get token presents) - he made the children wait as I opened this present - so very excitedly I opened it - a box of nutty breakfast cereal !!! he was still so excited - i am looking at it confused - "You used to eat it everyday when we first met - you loved it " - Me - "I don't like nuts and would never eat nutty breakfast cereal " Husband - "If it wasn't you who was it ???"" He then spent most of Christmas day trying to work out what ex it was - we had been married 10 years at the time - Luckily I found it really funny and it is the joke of every Christmas day since. The following year I received a washing basket 😂😂
    4 points
  41. This swap is perhaps the most exciting thing happening to me this Christmas! Thank you all and one xx
    4 points
  42. Those are amazing Cat tails x These are the last posting dates now so hopefully the last parcel has been sent or is about to be 😊 Either that or someone has forgotten to tell me they sent it already 😎 Friday, December 18 for second class mail. Monday, December 21 for first class mail.
    4 points
  43. Just settling into their new home.
    4 points
  44. Back in March, I mentioned how my work promotion exam had been cancelled at short notice. They finally rescheduled it for the end of November and I have recently found out the results... I passed! It also means I have been promoted too!
    4 points
  45. I co-hosted a Chicken Chatter for charity last night, Audrey and I had great fun!
    4 points
  46. On a lighter note, we watched the car odometer click over to 100,000km this afternoon. I felt about 12 for noticing/shrieking.
    4 points
  47. Happy Wedding Day to your daughter Valkyrie! I feel sorry for your son though, that's a real shame. Its certainly a very weird world, but I am trying to just go with the flow. My OH gets very irate, but I have been through that once with another political thing recently, and I am now trying to practise a more Zen-like calm and accept things more, as being furious hurts me more than anybody else. Its probably easier for me as I'm not trying to hold down/onto a job as well as a life. But there are some things I think are positives, perhaps we think a bit more and don't just rush headlong into things and purchases because that's just what we do under usual societal expectations and with no time, and personally I am valuing interaction with my friends and family more, although its mostly virtual. Don't get me wrong, I know a lot of terrible decisions are being made and unfairnesses continue, but I'm not sure anybody in Europe has got it right yet. I have a UK nursing friend who is in an official covid cluster through work, and Portuguese friends rang last night to say she (police) has tested positive, and he is waiting (university). Yesterday it was announced that 70% of the country is in partial lockdown as of 4th (so people/business can prepare), but its like the UK's Tier 2 except you have to work from home, and will last a fortnight, so its not going to do any good, and I suspect they will have to tighten things further. Being Portugal, one of the measures is that shops have to shut at 10pm! If all else fails I am off to eat a cushion....that made me laugh!
    4 points
  48. To be honest in this situation, I'm not sure which is the best option - being able to hear or being deaf. Of the 2, I would pick being able to hear over being deaf. Sadly we just have to put up with noise and neighbours we find irritating. People are entitled to their own opinions as indeed they are entitled to have what they like in their gardens. Like Cat tails, I have tinnitus and sometimes the noise in my ears is awful and certain outdoor noises make my ears ache and I can't stand some noises. But right now, life is too short and there are more important things to worry about.
    4 points
  49. Finally put up some Omlet art! ❤️
    4 points
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