Wednesday, 18 November 2015

The dinosaur egg in the garden


The Prof had finished off the last of the bread and eggs for breakfast and we are out of milk, so in the tail end of Storm Barney , William and I braved the elements to walk the two miles to the garage shop for provisions. I especially needed to get cheese, as William is on antibiotics and cheese is the only thing that will mask the tablets.
Trelawnyd was deserted in the rain and gales. I noted that Gay Gordon is now flying the Welsh flag again outside his and Big Mary's bungalow. I half expected the French Tricolor to be fluttering on his flagpole......but I guess they are hard to come by in Flintshire.
William had already finished his tablet and cheese sandwich by the time we got home, and I hardly had got my coat off before there was a knock on the kitchen window. It was a group walkers who were after eggs and they were disappointed that I had none for sale.
Before they moved on, one woman pointed to something in the garden. " I like your ornamental egg" she said
" It's a real dinosaur egg" I replied quickly,
" IS IT?" She asked , somewhat astonished that I may have a real fossil nestled in the herbaceous border.
" yes....I bought it in a dinosaur specialist auction in London many years ago"
She looked impressed and didnt see me wink at her friend with the woolly hat and ski poles next to her " Was it expensive ?" She asked
" a few hundred ....." I replied " that was cheap at the time " and she nodded with a solemn " really" before walking on.
I couldn't be bothered to tell her that I had bought it for a pound from a car boot sale in Sheffield thirty years ago.

The Randa girls were not so gullible last week
Liv pointed to it when we arrived back from school and I gave her my dinosaur spiel.
Liv's eyes went very round but six year old Eve broke the bubble
" He lies" she sang out "I've already checked that egg has a flat bottom!"

32 comments:

  1. Nothing slips by kids!

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  2. I thought dinosaur eggs WERE flat on the bottom lol.

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  3. Kids are too smart today. I kind of liked it when they were more gullible.

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  4. Eve is my kind of gal ... I am the gullible one, I always needed a friend who could see through the bulls*t ..

    What do you do for fleas ? my cats seem to have fleas , I might have them next :(

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    1. Not John, but if you put borax on your carpets... on upholstered furniture, etc... and leave it for 2-3 hours, vacuum up and dispose of sweepings outside that will help. You'll need to repeat it a couple of times to ensure you've gotten all the eggs.

      If you don't want to use a commercial preparation on your cat, then work some diatomaceous earth into your cat's fur (won't hurt kitty, even if it grooms itself) then comb out with a fine-toothed comb. Dip the comb in hot water to which you've added no more than 1 or 2 drops of tea tree oil. This will eradicate any fleas trapped by the comb's teeth. Repeat every few days, or until you don't find any more fleas.

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  5. Out of the mouths of babes springs to mind here John.

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  6. Why didn't you tell the kidlings scientists took a section of the egg for testing and possible cloning?

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    1. Because Eve had upended it and saw it was made on a pottery wheel!

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  7. I love trying to fool the wee ones.... :)

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  8. You might have invited the gullible one to sit on it and hasten its hatching - and I bet she would have.

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  9. I would have believed you. I AM that gullible.

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  10. kids, eh! they still have their instincts intact. teddy will only take her antibiotics in limburger and sometimes that is even sketchy.

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  11. I belong to a group who were all at the same school in Leeds, between the ages of 5 and 11, this was during the 50's. We have reunions but yesterday our old school invited us for the day, all 50 of us. We arrived at 10 and were allocated a class room and our own helper. We had a tour of the school; lunch; and then the children had turns to ask questions. One little girl asked me if I ate broth at school? I quickly answered that we ate soup sometimes. She looked at her friend, and muttered " She must have had broth, she is very old". I thought I looked quite nice for the day too, and at nearly 70 not bad for my years. You cannot fool a child. What a lovely day we all had and it has shown me that education it fantastic these days. The children were marvellous and so polite. Love Andie xxx

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  12. Some people like to be fooled a little...

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  13. Flat bottomed eggs are a real giveaway that they aren't real! I bet it was worth paying a pound to get that reaction from one of the walkers!

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  14. There's no fooling a six year old, is there!

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  15. Not bad, not at all.

    I once convinced a very young garda (Irish policeman) that the small blackish smooth lump he found in my purse when he stopped us on the way to a festival in the west of Ireland (I think we parked the van the wrong way round) was a piece of rock from the moon and that I got it from one of the austronauts who was related to a second cousin once removed. Those were the days.

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  16. Priceless. Husband spins a good Haggis story x

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  17. The walkers didn't leave with some eggs but a great story for later.
    Clever little Eve but I think Liv's imagination is still in tack. Good for her.

    cheers, parsnip

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  18. At times i am gullible and at other times, i say things no one wants to believe, only to find out later i was right.

    Good on Eve for setting Liv straight.

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  19. You should be careful. Someone will steal that "real Dinosaur egg" one of these days and it will be brought to a pawn shop.

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  20. No yoke, you crack me up.

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  21. every kid needs a story telling, nose stealing adopted uncle in their life :)

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  22. I've had a few dinosaur eggs in the past - most of them are from China. Yours? I don't know...

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    1. An amateur pottery class south of Rotherham 1990 me thinks

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  23. Love it love it love it !!!!

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    1. She busted me well and good..and didnt pause to draw breath when she did so

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  24. When the gate is opened...one has no choice but to go through it...I always do in similar situations...I just can't help myself! :)

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  25. You can't trick a six year old.

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