Monday, 4 September 2017

I Just Don’t Like Mondays (*chicken sound track provided free of charge)

31 May 2016

That moment when you wake in the morning from a deep and restful slumber (possibly filled with dreams of carrots ) and it dawns on you with growing horror that what confronts you is MONDAY.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Senior moment

27 May 2016
The dwindling self-esteem that accompanies my descent into incredibly old age continues apace. During a meeting with a (young) superannuation adviser (..a pointless exercise, as it turns out I will very likely have to work until I am approximately 97), I explained my (rather expensive) lifestyle included supporting my horses in the manner to which they have become accustomed. At the end of the meeting he politely asked who rode these horses of mine…and almost managed to hide his disbelief when I told it was me. He was clearly under the impression that someone of my advanced years would be incapable of even clambering aboard a horse, let alone embark on steering this long-suffering horse around a dressage arena. I was tempted to show him the video of me and Willo galloping flat out…but thankfully  realised in time that this may just have cemented his view of the unlikelihood of a person of my advanced years having any abilities at all in the equestrian sphere. 

Friday, 1 September 2017

Pink on pink

22 May 2016

The visiting galahs have set out to demonstrate that, similar to bling, you can never have too much pink. Thoroughly convinced by their display, the Joyfallee plovers can be heard enthusiastically engaged in flinging down a new insult from the realms of their rooftop eyrie – “Not pink enough!”. 

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Location x3

14 May 2016

Willo’s fears about the motives of his erstwhile egret friend have come to fruition – he is only grateful that the final choice of an above-ground dwelling site was influenced by the colourfulness of the location. 

Saturday, 13 May 2017


13 May 2016

Willo is rather fond of his new paddock chum. She is to be seen in close proximity for most of the daylight hours. He did, however, ask Hildegard to look up the nesting habits of the Cattle Egret in her bird identification App, being a little suspicious that his new mate may be eyeing him off as a handy location for above-ground dwelling. He was less than flattered with the information that the Cattle Egret is often to be found (perhaps unsurprisingly) with cattle. He also found little comfort in the entry on nesting habits which recorded “shallow platform nests in trees and shrubs”. With Willo’s past history of trying to camouflage himself as a tree, for the purposes of avoiding work, he is concerned that he will be mistaken for a perfect nesting site. 

Friday, 21 April 2017

Like diamonds in the sky

10 May 2016
It appears the recent Eta Aquarid sparkly meteor shower was to be viewed from Sydney closer to the ground than originally predicted.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Queen of the Night

8 May 2016

My Pie and Veilchen are a little alarmed at recent events which have seen one of the Joyfallee residents returning inspired from an evening watching the movie Florence Foster Jenkins and attempting operatic gymnastics in the bathroom. They have tried to ward off the auditory assault with high decibel budgie chatter to no avail. They can only hope that the unnamed resident will not decide, Florence FJ-like, to commit the vocal acrobatics to recording for posterity.