Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Pemberley, Corfu and Gertie

Well, it feels like years since I wrote a blog last. As opposed to a month. But quite a lot has been going on in the Graham/Vincent household! Firstly, it was recently my 22nd birthday and to celebrate, amongst other things, we went to "Pemberley". Well, Lyme Park. But in my heart, Pembeley! :]

And secondly, after my birthday, we went off to Corfu. Which was lovely and hot! And I'm as tanned as I'll ever be (which is still not very tanned).

Last, and by no means least, is Gertie. Now, despite this sounding like the beginning of a good, old fashioned joke, it's not. A man was walking down the street. And this cockatiel (AKA Gertie) landed on his shoulder and refused to get off. So off he went to the vets and as she was such a sociable bird, they couldn't keep her there so she went to a neighbour and friend, Jill, who loved her very much for quite a while!

The only problem is she gets a little loud. Well, very loud to be precise. Especially when you come home and she's excited. This, unfortunately was too much for Jill. And as we'd looked after her a few times and really like her, she's now with us on a trial bases. A trial because Jill may want her back. And because, as we live in a flat, we may get maimed for having such a loud pet.

Anyway! Currently, it's all going well! And I love her very much indeed, and this is Gertie. She's currently sat on my shoulder, switching between preening herself, preening my hair and rubbing her face to my face for cuddles :]

And now it's back to life and reality and University,


  1. Welcome Gertie! I'm sure she makes a great companion : ) Glad you have been having a lovely time. I'm also glad to know that that bougainvillea is the same colour as the wool I have been using on a felt piece that includes bougainvillea ; )

  2. She does indeed! She hates hands but likes to cuddle your face which is rather sweet :]

    Oh that's lucky! You've moved on from stabbing Dad's bum, then? :] x

  3. Hahaha. Yeah! Got a bit side tracked with my boxes this week but will get your pic finished soon : )