Saturday, 13 June 2015
The rambling words of a Newt Keeper
It has been a couple of days since the last post posted on this blog which was about hard working families and the reason I have not posted a post is because I have been working hard on you know what. Yes the Kitchen, you see I discovered that a couple of pipes from the range cooker sort of went where I did not want them too, so I have been sorting it out (sort of). Anyway it means that the problem will now look like it was all planned and when folk look I will say. . . . . . . . Oooooooo it was all quite easy really and everything went as expected. . . . Which will be a lie as houses do like to fight change, as do people generally.
It has rained today which is not nice but I guess it does keep all the plants (and us) alive and the ponds filled up and the newts and toads happy. I had to move four toads and a couple of Great Crested Newts yesterday that were living in a tarpaulin in the part of the garden that has the apple trees in. They did not have it propped up like a tent and were not huddled round a fire to keep warm toasting the odd fly on a skewer complaining about hard times. The tarpaulin was lying on the ground and rotting and needed to be moved and the little critters were making the most of the perfect conditions to chill among the fruit trees.
I saw a huge hornet at the same time . . . it was huge and I mean really giant sized huge, in fact it was run away screaming huge shouting what the hell is that thing. . . . It was the largest hornet I have ever seen outside of a scary sci-fi movie about man eating hornets.
OK back to the newts, because while at the Friday market in the village I was informed that it is illegal to handle a newt in the
without a licence. What was particularly odd about finding this out was it
happened before I found the newts under the tarpaulin. As the subject of newts
had arisen in connection with another unrelated issue to do with other folk in
the village, who as it happens would like a couple of our newts. But we do have loads of them and a bloody
huge Hornet. . . AAAAAauuuuuuuuGGGgggggHHHHHH. UK
By now you might be thinking what the hell is he rambling on about why has he told us about newts well the fact is I have reached one of those moments known as writers block and no one likes writers block when you spend hours looking at a blank sheet of paper. Well with all this kitchen building I don’t have time for writers block so I writing freestyle with no idea of where it is all going to end, which ironically is NOW.
OOOOOOooo just to say the picture has no bearing on the words but she might be shouting . . . AAAUUUUGGGGGHHHHH A HORNET. . .