March 26th, 2008


egg in a bottle...

Really random post...

I take a bottle of water with me everywhere - a hangover from days in the (not so distant) past when I was on anti-depressants and suffering dry-mouth.  I like my water cold so, depending on the season, I half fill the bottle and freeze it.  Then, when I go out, I top it up with water and voila - water that stays nice and cold for most of my journey.

So, I automatically popped a bottle in the freezer the other day, then happened to look at it a couple of hours later and saw this -

A perfect egg-shaped bubble of air trapped in the ice!!  How awesome is that?!  Of course my camera chose that moment to need recharging, so I only got a couple of shots before it died.  And when I went back later, camera charged, the bubble had exploded/ruptured and was gone.  Call me crazy, but I felt quite excited to have seen and captured such a thing.  Certainly not something I'd seen before!  :~)


We have a new family member!

You know I'm a sucker when it comes to birds? I can honestly say our budgies are the one thing that will, without fail, make me smile. They are wee bundles of feathery unconditional love and joy. So when youngest son, thoroughly enjoying the Eragon books and filled with the desire for his own dragon, decided he really, really wanted the closest thing to that - his own bird... well he didn't have much of a struggle convincing me. ;~P

I knew 3 budgies would not be a good idea - 2 will usually gang up on a 3rd, so we now have a cockatiel!

Collapse )