Sunday, 21 February 2010


Well I thought having children was a worry but now that we have some pigs - well. At one point last night, Hubby, Son and I were all out in the field in the dark with head torches trying to persuade the pigs to go into their ark! How my life has changed - saturday nights will never be the same again! Honestly we were such townies. The pigs arrived and we all spent about one hour, with several of our neighbours all looking at the pigs. We decided to call them Bacon and Sauage in an attempt to make it easier when we eventually kill them to eat them. I am not sure I already think they are cute. Especially as they wiggle their bums to scratch them against the posts. When we set up our pig starter kit, it came with an electric fence so we plugged that in and thought that would be it, however we did scare them a little when they first arrived (the volume of people gawping at them!) and one of them just pushed through the fence, being electrocuted along the way!! But they say pigs are intelligent and I agree,they have not done anything quite so silly since. Not only have I now got four more chooks, but I also have two cats, and a rescue Indian Runner Duck from a neighbour - he was being picked on by the other ducks. So tonight he is in bed with four female chooks - lucky fellow Hubby says!

Sunday, 7 February 2010


Well the WI night has happened...did I enjoy it? well yes actually I am slightly ashamed to say that I did. WI is Good! When we arrived we were the youngest by at least 15 - 20 years and the committee members were seated at a table in front of us - the Chair wearing pearls just as I expected! She then started to read the newsletter out word for word and I started to have the giggles as she told us that if we were joining the beading workshop we would have to take something soft, a needle, some glue and something to bring your work home in! Well I immediately had a vision of Acorn Antiques and had to bite my lip to stop the giggles coming out. Then the door opened and about five more ladies came in who were all in their 40's so things were looking up! Yes I have to admit it that I am now in that age group myself - hard to believe it I know!

After paying our subs and getting our voucher book I began to look through to see what I could have a discount off - scooters (not kiddy ones), anti ageing cream and tena incontinence pads......mmm lovely. Things did start to look up when a lady came in to talk about make up and I had my make up professionally done - very nice indeed. One of the ladies said that Hubby would not believe I had gone to the WI as I was coming home all done up as if I had been out somewhere I shouldn't have been (what was going on in her mind?!) To make the evening even better I won third prize with my pretty toilet bag. So discussions started on what activities we could plan for the rest of the year ....someone piped up that we could all go on a trip to the local refuge tip to see where our recycling went. Despite this I will persevere as I met about 6 neighbours that I wouldn't have met otherwise. As someone said to me WI What has happened? but actually I enjoyed meeting people of different ages that I would probably not socialise with, and I now know more of my neighbours than I did in Oxford even though I lived there for 10 years. So next month the competition is " A holiday souvenir" I can hardly wait.