In this one, I introduce my initial experience with Zain, my new broadband supplier, I talk about the government’s decision to rescinds its order requiring decent transport to be provided to workers and Filbert makes an appearance!
Away from the doom and gloom encompassing the world at the moment, here’s a moment of lightness for you..
The weather in Bahrain turned to the better since last weekend. It’s still hot and sticky, but at least the wind has picked up a bit, which prompted me to take my pet parakeet Filbert out for a walkabout in the garden… where he met his parents, and that was an experience!
Have a wonderful Friday my friends. I don’t know about you, but I have another 7 tonnes of sand to move into a new flower bed I’m designing.
Just testing the new toy…[MEDIA=1]
My friend Rami, who owns a foundry. got a three of these cauldrons cast in aluminum; the original order was for a christening bowl for a local church and as the mold was done, and it’s a one off, it would have been a waste to waste it, so he did a couple more of these beauties: one for him and another for me. Strangely enough, all of them will be used with water in mind!
Rami put a beautiful fountain and plants in his, I’ll use mine to put some water irises and dog-weed and maybe some fish. I will have to use a small pump to circulate the water a little but haven’t decided how yet.
Anyway, if all else fails, our dear MPs can use it to create some witches brew or boil them in it, I’ve got the wood ready as you see, and I’ll use Filbert to try it out!
Taking Filbert out several times a day to the garden or to be with his mother for a while, which she uses to feeds and encourages him to fly has become a tradition in our house-hold.
It’s fun spending time with them in the garden, the mother has lost a lot of her timidity around us and now comes even within a meter and has no qualms on feeding her baby at that distance from us either.
Filbert does not exhibit any ill effects from these experiences. He comes back to hand quite readily and continues to play with his toys in his cage or waddles about the house or on someone’s shoulder.
In fact, he is spending an awful lot more time outside his cage than in it!
Have a wonderful Friday my friends!
Hanan took this picture yesterday at lunch by the pool, with Filbert, obviously, now traditionally comes out with us and his mother comes down to feed him.
He also takes the opportunity to what seems like sharpening his beak and generally preen himself and muck around under our watchful eye.
I hope you are having a wonderful Friday my friends.. I’m off to bath the dogs and potter around in the garden…
What the heck, iPhoto can output movies of slideshows you create so I thought I’d select 52 pictures I took this morning and put them in a movie file, add a nice title from iMovie, plonk a soundtrack and upload the result to my YouTube channel.
Hope you enjoy.