It's about the size of a Magpie and is a limey/olivey green in colour with a very bright orangey/red on the top of its head and extending slightly down its back. It also has a longish thin beak and a very loud, tropical-sounding cry.
I'm wondering if it's a caged bird which has escaped?? It certainly doesn't look native to this country, in fact when it was pecking away at the lawn, a Magpie landed beside it and seemed quite nonplussed by it!! Any idea what it might be?
If any of you were watching my Veronese show last night, you may have heard me mention that I have started knitting again. I used to knit a lot when the children were little, in fact I came across my old bag of patterns while I was searching for my knitting needles and that brought back memories I can tell you! Fireman Sam, My Little Pony, Teenage Mutant Turtles… and that was just for Chris!!!!!! Only joking!
Seriously though I used to knit for everybody. Sophie had expressed an interest in learning to knit, so over the Christmas period I taught her. She is left handed but it's not really a problem as I knit left handed too. If you're wondering why, I learned by watching my grandmother so I mirrored what she was doing. It's a little weird to watch but it works, and now Sophie knits the same way.
The moment Sophie had mastered the technique, her brother was asking if she would make him a snood – the neckwarmer that all the footballers wear! Fearful that it might be a bit of a wait until she finished her scarf and his snood, I volunteered to do the latter.
Earlier this week I finally found a wool shop (there are so few around) and made it on Tuesday in time for his football coaching session on Wednesday. As he left I said, as a joke, "They're a tenner each if anyone else wants one!!" You guessed it… I just finished a second one and am very worried that the order book might fill up further after training today!!
I don't know how much time I will have for knitting this weekend, much too busy launching the Decleor TSV with Fiona on Saturday midnight. I've been trying out the new night cream which is gorgeous, and also putting Prolagene Gel under my face and body moisturiser, and I'm liking the results.
Enjoy your weekend,
love Julia x