Monday, August 12, 2013
Happy Birthday Brother!
I remember, very vividly, being utterly fascinated by everything my brother did when I was younger (as I'd mentioned in an earlier post). My aim in life back then, was to match up to his duck hunt high score, be able to talk about the Rock's signature moves, collect pocket money to buy Hot Wheels and get tall enough to fit into his old jeans. So many memories of playing Lego and fighting for the big pieces and the better pieces and insisting on a mushroom cut at the salon, circling future cars in Autocar, that we'd own,
like the Lamborghini Diablo or Ferrari Testarossa.
I almost never followed the conversations with my girl friends. I was lucky they tolerated me.
Things have changed, over the years, and I grew my hair out and stopped watching wrestling, but my brother has been the source of all my entertainment while I grew up.
And I absolutely adore him for always letting me be
a part of all that he did (albeit sometimes grudgingly).
I love you Gau'.
Have the most brilliant year ahead.
May all your wishes come true!
Saturday, August 10, 2013
A tribute to 'My Family and Other Animals'
Those of you who may have read the book, by the very wonderful and brilliant Mr. Gerald Durrell, will know the significance of the dodos here.
On the left is Dodo,
on the right is Dodo the Dandie Dinmont terrier.
If you haven't read the series already, and you love Nature,
run out or search online for copies!
(Thank you Maddy, I owe you some ice-cream! :D)