Jan excitement!- already!

I can’t honestly tell you guys what a whirlwind of a few weeks, or month it’s been. I’ve had so much stuff to do at home, life on the computer sorta went on hold for it. Bar Facebook and a couple of other bits and pieces, I’ve tried my best to just ‘tick’ over.

I’ve a few things which I’m so excited about. The prospects for 2016 are looking just amazing. I have all my fingers crossed we’re off to a fab start!

So, personal and life stuff. The house, is almost done. Just needs a paint! It took us a lot longer than we thought, there were several hitches along the way and of course it was more expensive. But the finished room, is fantastic. We could not be happier with our decision to do it, right then and there. πŸ™‚

Things with my health are also fab, check in with the doctors this week and they’re proud that I’ve done exactly what I set my mind to. I’ve accomplished my goal and stuck to it for 4 mths.

I coloured my hair for Xmas, and we made the most of it! 8 of us around our table in the new room. It was great fun.

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I will admit though, that I put some xmas weight on. Everyone does right? But I am still now at my original goal, so having a few to play about with is just awesome.

Boxing day and the rest of Jan for the UK has been rough. We helped some of our neighbours out Boxing morning to flooded garages and yards. It’s been the wettest on record, with so much flooding and damage. Another problem for us to sort out because the Koi pond flooded and my filter was damaged. (yey for more stuff to do) haha.

But it’s not looking like it’s letting up either. And I can only hope for those who have had homes and livestock lost that they can come out of this on the other side. 😦 pray for less rain for us all please.

That’s it for now guys and gals, a lot to catch up on as usual. I’m going to make a separate post for TSK and how we’re doing. πŸ™‚ So catch you laters.

Hope you’ve a fab day ahead. πŸ™‚ x


Cora – Day 9

Sorry I missed a few after the working shift. I had so much to catch up on.

A few mishaps –

Couldn’t get Cora back into her cage one day.

Went to make dinner and left the gas on.

Then left the Wok in the oven yesterday and nearly melted it!

I’ve struggled like crazy to keep these two love bugs separate, got a new cage, Paul was fixing it and they got in the hallway together, they’re like ninja’s I swear. So they actually got a face to face meet. Scary stuff.

But now, things have settled much better again, so I’m sure there is going to be lots of fun. I’m nervous for them getting too close, but now she’s here, she’s staying πŸ™‚

The two of them are tucked up now, beak grinding, that has to be the best sound EVER!

Cora – Day 5

Well the little madam is settling in well. Lol, she lunged at me this morning. Proper growled and lunged. This might get interesting today, with the training I have planned for her. EEEP. However, I didn’t back off. Stood my ground with her and let her see I wasn’t a threat even though for some bizarre reason today she thought I was.

So, training began and now I’ve had the door open for twenty minutes. She’s been out, sat on top of the cage, beak grinding I might add… and has now gone back in for some more breakfast.

She’s going to have some freedom today. I know her favourite treat to get her back in. Black Grapes, although there isn’t much in the nutritional sense, it’s what she adores, and goes for first. Even over the nuts….

Leaving her to settle in the dining room, and hoping that when I go back in the living room Bobby won’t escape, or today might just get even worse, and I don’t want that. He has to steer clear, they’re supposed to be in QT… Β love bugs. xΒ out

Cora – Day 4

Cora today was going bonkers over Bobby flying about although she couldn’t see him she could sure hear him and respond. And him for her. It really is love at first sound. I would never have thought it.

So the sneaky bird Bobby, managed to get back in to see her and when I found him this time, he was dancing to her and she was open beaked accepting food from him. facepalm.

When we took him away, she wasn’t happy. Clearly and resumed pacing.

So, normally QT is essential for birds, but they’re already managed to break it. The joy of not having doors that close and the species of bird being the same. The fact that they clearly want to be together is going to prove impossible to stop. I’ve been wondering if it would just be easier on them both to be in the same room. So we’re going to play about and see if both cages will fit. Not easy in my 10ft, by 8ft room.

πŸ™‚ Will keep you updated. And seeing as Cora has joined the flock a vet visit alongside ‘chubby’ will do well.

Now I’ll have to weigh them both, and I’m really sure Cora will get used to things quicker if Bobby’s her influence, he’s a little gem πŸ™‚ honest….

Cora – Day 1

I’m going to try and keep a record of what Cora is like. From her arrival –

So starting from her first day. She was pretty nervous. Although not totally as stressed as I first thought she might be. I’m only going off what my Bobby was like for comparison and he was really freaked out. She was eating well, poop a little runny, but she’d had a lot of fruit and veg, and also a hard day. Will monitor it over the next few days.

Due to them both having an exciting day. Both Irn’s went to bed early 7.30pm.

Breakfast and wake up was at 8am this morning, so a good rest. Both tucked right into their chop and veggies. Cora went straight for the apple. A thing that Bobby did also when first here. When I gave her some seed later on this afternoon, the peanut of course was then fav. So removed all other peanuts and tried to tempt her over with one.

Not flying away from me, no moving too much out of the way. She’s a lot tamer than Bobby was, it took me a week to be even able to put my hand near the cage without him freaking out. Cora’s behaviour this afternoon while eating dinner was also a bit odd. She wanted to get out of course and eat what I was having. But it’s too soon for that. Maybe in a few day’s I might start allowing her to see the open door.

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Paul managed to get a couple of slightly better pictures.

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So you can see her a bit better, she’s really cute, and tiny. Her tail is in a bad way, very grotty and one of them is almost 2 inch shorter than the other, I’m assuming it snapped off or she’s barbed it at some point. It will soon moult out though I have no doubt, Bobby was only here a couple of weeks and he started to shed feathers.

So, for the first day, she’s done amazingly well so far. Made one tiny little squark which then got Bobby all excited. lol

I’m really looking forward to her trusting me more. She’s adorable!