Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Making Your Own Traditions....Camilla.....and the Baby Jesus

Sorrel leaves today. It has become a little bit of a tradition that I take her to the train. It is also a little tradition of mine to prepare her some sandwiches and cake to eat on the journey back to Kent.
A Lunch wrapped in brown paper, tied up with string.
It's a silly little tradition, but there it is, fixed and unchanging over the years that we have known each other.
On the home front, thoughts are turning to babies

Camilla the Canada Goose has now taken up residence in the duck house and with a bit of help from me, now has a large collection of eggs laid by her and the other geese on which she will finally settle.
At the moment she spends much of her time patrolling her borders,hissing gently at passing hens, only disappearing into her chalet from time to time to rearrange her eggs.
She is the sweetest of creatures.

And that leaves me to tell you about The Baby Jesus. Remember him?
Well the single chick that hatched on Easter Sunday is doing fine and is the apple of his mother's eye
Mothers and sons eh?


56 comments:

  1. H.I. always wraps the 'kids' Christmas presents with brown paper and string. That's a tradition now as well.

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  2. egg little very nice
    visit back friend
    http://bioskop-bagus.blogspot.com/2014/04/captain-america-winter-soldier-2014.html

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    1. Grammar bad, troll of blogs,

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    2. This troll has just appeared on my post today, I swiftly deleted him and sent him home, bad grammar should always be deleted :-)

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  3. I really want to take a little peep through the wrapping paper, see what you have made.. sandwiches and a slice of cake? Definitely the wrong shape for a Scotch egg. I love packages tied up with brown paper and string.

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  4. Jesus's mother (Mary?) is exactly the type of hen I'm after; beautiful.

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  5. Your sandwiches and cake tradition for Sorrel is beautiful....and when you and Chris marry, her heart will be full to bursting with love x

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  6. A lovely tradition. Baby Jesus is lovely and I bet will be smothered with motherly love, such is the way for a solitary chick.

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  7. This is a three awww post. Thanks.

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  8. What part of Kent John, perhaps I know her? Is Sorrel her real name? I am just so envious if it is!

    LLX

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  9. Ah you are a sweet SIL you are Dear John. Can't wait until Camilla has her hatch born. & sweet baby Jesus, he is all of that. xx

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  10. Your wrapped up andwiches sound like a throw back to Alan Bennetts childhood holidays staying in digs in Morecambe and Filey, John. A time when there was still silver service on the trains and you bought everything wrapped up in paper. I bet she really enjoyed your sandwiches.

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  11. you are a good SIL; bet your food is dee-lish!

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  12. The goose looks ready to get down to business. Glad you had a good visit with mom.

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  13. Traditions and babies...what a lovely way to start the day.

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  14. I love Camilla's chalet! Are any of the eggs fertile or are you just obliging her broody needs?

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    1. I have one gander called Russell
      So I hope they are fertile

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  15. Lovely post John...Sorrel seems a dear and deserves you as a SIL...the egg hunt on Easter nailed it

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  16. that is a wonderful tradition and a great way to end a visit. it also shows chris and his mum how much you care for him!

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  17. I can imagine Sorrel's excitement as she whips out her lunch packages with flourish.
    Jane x

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  18. Sorrel's stay was not long, about right for a MIL. Babies, I hope the goose eggs hatch for you (and Camilla). Glad BJ is doing well!

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  19. Knowing hundreds of Canada geese as I do, stopping my car for a gaggle to fill the road from one side to the other as some one of them or another decides which way to go, I've often wished the lot of them in Trelawnyd.

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  20. I want someone to make me sandwiches and cake and wrap them up in brown paper. (Sounds like something from Enid Blyton.)

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    1. Send me your address and I will do

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  21. Gentle Jesus meek and mild - please stay fluffy.

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    1. Was Jesus fluffy?

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    2. I'd like to think so. If any of the usual depictions are accurate, he was certainly a hottie!

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  22. aw little chicky

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  23. What a nice tradition. I bet everyone on the train will be jealous when Sorrel unwraps her lovingly packaged sandwiches and cake.

    Are you sure Baby Jesus is a male chick? (inquires she who's never sexed a bird. Oh, my, that sounds dirty...)

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    1. Megan, I'll call her magdalene if she's a hen

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  24. The brown paper and string remind me of my mum wrapping up the laundry ready for the laundryman to collect every Tuesday.

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    1. You had a laundryman?
      We had an old twin tub

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    2. Mum washed by hand but sent the sheets to the laundry.

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  25. You are the best son-in-law to be! x

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  26. brown paper packages tied up with string... these are a few of my favourite things...

    *twirls around the room* lol

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    1. I am reaching for my habit as I speak

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  27. Can you just enlighten me John? Do you have a male goose with the right bits and pieces about the place, so that Camilla sitting on her eggs will be fruitful?

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    1. Pat
      I have three female geese . Jo, Winnie( the first) and Camilla
      And one gander....he is called Russell

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  28. Canada Geese are vermin! Yes, I'm a Canadian and hate the buggers. They are dirty and aggressive. Visit any Canadian park and you'll change your mind about them. It's not unknown for packs of them to charge dogwalkers.

    Sound of Music moment with the brown paper parcels!

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  29. Most Canadians are the 'sweetest of creatures', John, just so you know!! lol

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    1. Oh I know jimbo,
      Gentle souls x

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  30. Always the late one to the post...
    Can not wait to see if the beautiful Camilla hatches some little ones.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I am not sure if the eggs are fertile , ill candle them and if not, I will substitute them for duck eggs

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  31. Baby goslings... now wouldn't that be nice?

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  32. Wonderful post, John. Good of you to make a lunch for Sorrel. I'm sure she appreciates home food.

    Have a wonderful day and good luck with your little ones. ♥

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  33. But what will you do with lots of little geese? They will inevitably grow into big geese and take up lots of space! And…..I would love to know what was in those sandwiches; you might have some good sandwich fillings that I haven't thought of.

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  34. Those paper-wrapped and tied sandwiches... You make every little moment magical.

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  35. Cake and sandwiches in brown paper packets wrapped with string? An intriguing practice. I'm surprised some avant-garde restaurant hasn't already stolen the idea, serving all its food in brown paper packets the diners have to unwrap. I'm sure there'd be a six-month waiting list for tables at the very least.

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