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Friday, 28 November 2008

Oh me, oh my.



Ok, so it wasn't that traumatic on the grand scale of things. But you know the worst of it is, I can't tell you about it, 'cos I'm too blimmin' embarrassed. Apart from that, yesterday was a reasonably good day, 'cos I rescued a buzzard. Well, I couldn't just leave him sitting on the road side, could I? The rest of the population seemed happy enough to do just that, whizzing right by him as he sat, dazed, just on the white line on the edge. So I screeched to a halt, not bad going in the van, parked up opposite in a convenient driveway and crossed over to the poor chap. I thought he would be aggressive towards me, especially if he was injured, so I tried to shuffle him off the road with my foot but he wouldn't shift. So in the end, I had to pick him up and carry him into the field. It was ploughed. I had my bestest work clothes on. I didn't care. He weighed practically nothing, sat him down in the sun beside what remained of a stone wall, tried to shoooo him away but he wouldn't go. Got my camera out of the van, took a few pics for the record, and all of a sudden he took flight and perched way up high in a tree. It then became obvious why he was keeping to ground. Another buzzard, a huge beast of a chap, began to bomb him and beat him from the trees. Seems like the wee one was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Just as I thought I was, as another car stopped and a guy approached across the mud. Thought I was about to be arrested for getting my work shoes muddy, but the chap said he'd seen me trying to get run over and doubled back to help with the buzzard. Sorry for writing all over the pics but I don't want any bad people helping themselves to my photos - I know none of you lot would do it but just in case others pop in looking for pics to nick. Tis a story I've heard from others with websites where their brilliant pictures get downloaded and then sold by someone who gets all the credit. You can never be too careful!!

So in other news....Cubbie is going away today. Not to the skip, as some have suggested, but to a Lecterical Guru (no pressure Jim!). I really should nip out and give the bike a bit of a clean for the man....Y'all have a nice day, and thanks for the comments. All better now, thanks thanks thanks.

7 comments:

Darrell said...

Hopefully nothing unrecoverable.
Tell us all, as soon as you are able.
And the "wintry" pictures are on the way.

Lindsay said...

Oh dear, hope everybody near and dear is OK.

meeps said...

I'm sure Barry will keep a watch over you now BC, one good turn deserves another. As long as he doesn't help himself to your sheeps! Hope cubbie comes home soon all revving to go and finish off the epic journey. ;)

Darrell said...

Don't be embarrassed, tell us all , we're all friends here.
Hehehehehehee

will b said...

MY GOD!this is like coronation street.hope its nought serious,you aint bought a modern motorcycle have you????

Anonymous said...

I hope you, Barry and your shoes are okay...the shoes ARE okay, aren't they?


BigBob

Gorgeous Biker Chick said...

Hello all, thank you for the kind comments....I'm more or less recovered now, but it was mighty scary at the time, and if I told you what happened I really would have to do away with you all. Ok, so that would involve travelling half way around the world...but I could go on Cubbie and raise more money for charity...talking o which, had another small donation of cash the other day...yippee, we're nearly at the 2k mark!

Hey Will B...didn't know you knew what Corrie was all about!

BigBob...I think the shoes will be ok...they've been through deeper mud before...

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