Friday, June 25

Where are you now?

Friendships formed at work are funny- you say that you'll keep in touch no matter what, but somehow it doesn't happen.
Most of the girls I worked with in Egg Production started the same day as me- in fact we were at the Rearing Unit together and had been friends since fluffy chicks.
Our work-stations at the Egg Factory were quite small with five of us sharing the same space, so we were (quite literally) working on top of one another most of the time.
With duties completed first thing in the morning, we hung out for the rest of the day chatting.
Meals were sent round from the canteen, and with no housework to do or nests to build the time did drag.

Although productivity had slowed redundancy came as a bit of a shock, but with the generous offer of a short-term alternative in Processing and Packaging, we felt our futures were certain.
The day of The Move was very hectic and our transport was loaded to capacity. Some fretted about their lack of feathers, but the man said they would soon have something called "cellophane" to keep them warm.
Due to an unfortunate mishap I missed boarding (I'll tell you the whole story later) but I knew we would all speak again soon.

So where are they now?

Saturday, June 19

Diva Demands

Recently my neighbours at Ted and Bunny organised a Very Vintage Giveaway and asked me to draw the prizewinners.
Of course I accepted as they needed a Personality (that cat isn't photogenic at all), and although I was well treated and given a slap-up lunch afterwards, I'm thinking about getting an agent for future Public Appearances as I have a list of Diva Demands befitting my new status:-

Firstly a pair of these Ray-Bans so I'm not
recognised in public.
I think the red frames will match my comb perfectly.
Some diamante drops (they'd need to be clip-ons) so that if I am recognised I'm suitably attired,

and a good manicurist to sort these out- perhaps I should have false nails? 

A smart dressing-room like this,
(with a separate annexe for my assistant Martina)

filled with an unlimited supply of my favourite pasta.

And last but by NO means least, THIS hunk for my minder.

Am I being unreasonable?

Wednesday, June 16

Our Country Residence

"Architect" designed (sketches on back of shopping list), made from recycled and re-sourced materials (pallets) and erected by a local builder (Ted), our Henny Annexe is cool in summer and snug as a bug (yum) in winter.

We have a lovely patio for sunning ourselves with a canopy over
(old enamel-topped kitchen table) and an al-fresco buffet, although our water-feature appears to be a

A disabled ramp leads up to our chalet bedroom (the shed), as steps would be impossible for me to manage with my gammy leg.

We have an unpleasant neighbour called Mr Fox.
He works mainly at night and sleeps during the day, so we generally spend early mornings and evenings pottering around "at home" to avoid bumping in to him, and keep the gate firmly shut in case he comes to visit.

Later in the day we venture out to help with gardening, grab a salad or sandwich for lunch and nap in the sunshine.

Quite different to my life when I was working full-time!
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