Hello lovely reader? How are you? Really? Well never mind, tomorrow is another day.
First I have some pleasing news to bring to you. Remember last week that I reported that Rufus the Harrier Hawk, pigeon scarer at Wimbledon, had been stolen? Well he’s been found and is back scaring off pigeons from the tennis. This is great news and I’m glad he’s ok. Rufus is my idol. I think I should get a poster of him for my bedroom wall. When I grow up I want to be just like him.
Ru-fus! And he was the greatest pigeon scarer in the West!
It’s been another quiet week this week, which is ok I guess. On Tuesday I pretty much had a nervous breakdown in my room but I’m glad I did because it returned me to my normal state. Sometimes I do worry that I will actually lose my mind and never be the same again. But thankfully I am still ok, though a little tired which is why this post is probably completely incoherent. Anyway, this week I did start playing Animal Crossing again thanks to this blog post. Oh, the guilt of away…
I’m sorry Cesar, I didn’t mean it. I love you! You’re my favourite talking and T-shirt wearing gorilla in the whole universe.
Not only does returning to the game bring the guilt brought on by your neighbours but it also brings a house full of cockroaches and a town full of weeds. The cockroaches I can forgive but surely the townsfolk could do some weeding? All they do is wander round aimlessly all day, surely pulling the odd weed up isn’t that big an ask? Or maybe Mayor Tortimer should get off his backside and hire a gardener to be brought in by bus. When I’m Mayor (in the upcoming 3DS version) these things won’t be happening. Any Animal found to be not pulling their weight (well weeds) will be put in the stocks.
Today me and my best mate Chris headed up the massive hill to the New Forest for a long walk. It was really enjoyable as we caught up on things and got pretty lost. It’s nice to be in a place where there are very few people and any people you do see are really friendly. We had no plan so we wandered aimlessly until we thought we ought to start heading back home. This we did, or at least we thought we did. When we came out on a road that we thought was “nearly home” it turned out we were further away than we had been all day. Due to time restrictions and us being exhausted my Father ended up picking us up. And on the next journey he was very pleased that his milometer hit 100,000 miles. He’s easily pleased sometimes. Anywho, here’s a couple of pictures from today:
We saw this huge dragonfly. Other notable wildlife spots included a deer, only a few feet away from us and equally as close a grass snake.
We found this rope swing and had to have a go. It’s well constructed but terribly located. There’s nowhere to swing to or from. If you do it from those roots you end up smacking your head back onto them. This very nearly happened to me had it not been for some skillful ducking.
Remember last week I applied for a job at the local visitor information centre? Well if you don’t you need to follow this blog’s plot more carefully, sometimes it actually works out like a proper narrative! Anyway, I received a phone call yesterday inviting me to a short interview. I’ve not actually had a job interview in my entire life but hopefully I can turn up, be amazing and get the job. Hopefully.
I’m not going to be around much over the weekend as tomorrow I am off to Wales on a research trip for my university. I shall be climbing mountains and goodness knows what else. But don’t worry (not that you were), I’m not completely abandoning you and they’ll be a guest post on Saturday for you to enjoy.
Wait, does this mean I can end on a cliff-hanger? I love cliff-hangers!
Will I survive the weekend in Wales? How awkward will I manage to be in front of new people? How soaking wet is the weather going to get me? How employable will I be in the job interview? Will I get the job? Find out the answers to these and more on Tuesday and stay tuned for some great stuff in the meantime! Have a great weekend!