Last year I adopted a Polar Bear as a gift for a friend at Christmas. This year I wanted to continue my monthly donation to Born Free and so adopted a Hyena family for myself! It got delivered to my parents as I panic that if I'm ever out (rare) that I wouldn't receive my mail if neighbours were to take it in, so I only got it today. So happy with my little pack and look forward to the quarterly magazines!
Jan 9th. Day 9.I had to brave town today to go to Citizens Advice after a heck load of rubbish from a certain government department, so took the camera along on the off chance of a photo opportunity. After having already settled for the first photo, we were extremely lucky to be treated to a peek of a stunning, red status, Grey Wagtail! Sadly, this was the only shot I got before it darted off but I'm happy just to have seen it none the less.
Filling in this that I picked up yesterday. I thought I'd give up a couple of my hours a week to do something a little more worth while than blogging. I do work, but only 8 & 3/4 hours a week over 7 days and have had no luck getting a 2nd job, so why not help out elsewhere eh?
So Dad took ill yesterday, got sent to our towns little A&E from work, who told him to get a GP appointment. They wouldn't see him despite it being an emergency. Today Baker and I walked up to look after him. Mam arranged a GP appointment and he was sent straight to Cramlington hospital. If you are in the NE you might have heard about it recently. A new £95 million hospital with people laying in corridors in beds and an average 7 hour wait to be seen. He was there from 2.30pm until almost midnight when he was transferred to the Freeman in Newcastle. It was not a nice day.
I hadn't taken any photos while sitting with Dad so as Baker and I walked home I took this quick snap of one of the many big ships that pass by the bay. It was super freakin' windy too but I can't photograph air.
I think I didn't do much today? I think I cleaned up and I know I switched my 'pride of place' soft toys from Christmas friends to old school Minnie and Oswald. Steamboat Willie Mickey is a permanent feature.
After Jake telling me a million times this week that we were gonna get snow, and I argued that it was forecast for the 'North East' and the NE is huge! Berwick hasn't had proper snow in years and with being on the sea front the salt air usually keeps it away. But this morning, as I headed out to work pre-6am, I was greeted with ... snow. 0_o
I'm not a big fan of it. It was okay at that time in the morning when I was the first to have walked on it but after everyone trails over it the white crunch turns to a grey sludge and is just inconvenient.
Baker didn't want to go out for a wee when I got home either but after we got up to Mam and Dads house to look after Dad (he got home from hospital last night), he did have a play in the back garden.<3