Several people commented on my previous post giving me solutions to my bird dilemma. Thanks for all the tips. I particularly liked JKP's suggestion that I counsel the birds and try mediation. Unfortunately although I am incredibly talented I do not speak cockatoo. I knew I'd regret that when I turned down the opportunity to study "Bird-ese 101" in high school.
P at The Way I Sew It left me this comment earlier today.
Sometimes you can hang shiny things in the tree to deter them (...it used to be aluminum foil pie plates when I was a kid), but that doesn't always work.
And I remembered when I bought umpteen million pie plates to make Bakerella's 43 layer cake and how I was too mingy to throw them away because I practically had to mortgage my house to buy them ....Those things are exxy.
I was planning to hand these down to Little P (and any other subsequent grandchildren I may have at some point in the hopefully distant future ) as ancestral pie plates. But needs must and all that - I want cherries more than the look of gratitude and love on Little P's face when he gets antique foil pie plates on my death bed, so I took P's suggestion on board and made Mr. P climb the BIG TALL SCARY ladder on a slope and hang the pie plates up in that tree. Let's hope that does the trick because I'm pretty much over running out there every 5 minutes at dusk and dawn and shaking my fist and shouting at the birds like a crazy lady. (I was also apparently talking to the cat this morning and Mr. P thought someone was actually in the house so I must have been having quite the conversation -perhaps I am losing it)
Check these out. Shared Lunch at work today.
Chocolate Dipped Oreos.
No - not made by a 3 year old with a 4 second attention span. Made by me. In a hurry last night because I was busy doing my railing at the birds post. They don't look all that pretty (I don't do fiddly well ) but they tasted pretty good. For some really cute ones see Handmade by Heidi.
And tonight's tea is brought to you by the need to use up some stuff in my fridge. And my utter laziness at the thought of going to the shops to get anything more exciting.
Fish paste on toast (anchovette paste to be precise)
Does anyone want to teach me how to easily make a photo montage? Email me and maybe we can broker a deal where in exchange for this knowledge I could send you a jar of fish paste. Anyone?