Friday, December 23, 2011

Another penguin arrival ... and a departure

The penguin assembly is nearly complete now. Various huge Antarctic hedgehogs have come to inspect it. Fortunately the two species don't eat each other.

On the other hand, it's more than possible that Mr Life and I might eat these Christmas trees later this evening. Thank you, Daughter 2!

This morning was taken up with ferrying our lovely Son-in-Law 1 to our house with his and Daughter 1's guinea pigs and all their equipment. You know how you would never believe how much you need to take with you when you have a baby? Nothing to these piggies' accoutrements... . I now have the dauntingly responsible task of keeping them in the pink for six days.

We then returned to the D1/SIL1 house to collect Daughter 1 and Grandson, to take them (and lots more stuff) to the station. Grandson was his usual jolly self. I'm not going to see him for six whole days (every two days has been the norm so far) but I don't grudge him a visit to his Worcester relatives and am sure he'll have a lovely time. He evidently enjoyed his first train journey and entertained the passengers with his cheery beams.

We do have cats. Here is Sirius this afternoon, investigating a box. As cats will do.

Still haven't wrapped anything. Must. Happy Christmas to anyone who won't be back before the big day!


  1. I'm sure the cats will enjoy helping you with the guinea pigs!!!
    Merry Christmas

  2. There were a few Christmases when I was ready to wrap up my cat in the box and send her off... now I just wish she were here to annoy me.

  3. Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year to you and yours.

  4. Happy Christmas to you, Isabel!

  5. That baby is just getting cuter and cuter!!! Good luck with the guinea pigs, I find them a bit prone to ... er... dying.

  6. So the Ark floated down to Antarctica. I never knew! (He'll be back very soon, and you've got small furry things to worry about & keep you busy in the meantime.)
    Merry Christmas Mr & Mrs Life!

  7. Merry Christmas Isabel, enjoy the pigs, I'm sure your cats will. Grandson will be back before you know it. I swear he is the happiest baby I've ever seen!

  8. Happy Christmas Isabel and Mr. Life! Your grandson is growing up so fast - he looks very alert and full of opinions. And handsome, to boot. Does looking at the penguins make you feel warmer? (love the penguins)