Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

An award from a friend.

Merle has just given me a blogger award. I don't put them on my side bar for reasons that I've given previously, but it would be rude of me not to acknowledge receiving them, and sadly, I haven't acknowledged some in the past from various blog friends. So for those of you who have 'awarded' me with these little treasures, thank you all for choosing me as a recipient. I might not show them off here, but it is very nice to be thought of in such a way.
This is the one Merle has bestowed on me:

I replied to Merle, saying she's picked the wrong person. I don't have a million dollars, but I did win 5th Div. last night on Tattslotto - the grand total of $34.50.
Which might not seem much to some people, but to me with $10 in my purse, it will be very useful this week! Of course a million bucks would be a whole lot more useful, but...dream on!

We reluctantly parted with our Rooster today. Our next door neighbour came to the door again complaining about him crowing and waking her up early in the morning. We got rid of the first rooster to keep her happy, and with the second one, we've been putting him in a plastic box and covering it with a towel at night, but he still crowed, and it still woke her up. So to keep the peace, we took him back to the guy who sold him to us in the first place. He was very understanding, and said when he gets some new bantam hens he will give one to us in exchange.

Our neighbour is a nice lady with very pleasant and polite teenage daughters. I suppose it's not her fault that her male cat killed one of our budgies... The same cat sits in our yard and waits for Topsy to come outside, and as soon as she does, he pounces on her. Poor puss, she is absolutely traumatised, and has scabs and scars in several places. What do you do? As I said, we try to keep the peace with neighbours but sometimes it gets a bit one-sided.


Blogger Isabelle said...

Cute chickens, though!

Monday, 27 October, 2008  
Blogger Merle said...

Dear Gina ~~ Thanks for posting the award and your reasons for not putting them on your sidebar. Sorry, I didn't mean to embarrass you. I consider you a friend and enjoy your blog. Take care, Love, Merle.

Monday, 27 October, 2008  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi again Gina ~~ Sorry you had to part with your rooster. If you want to have more chickens, when a hen gets clucky, you could buy some fertilized eggs. I love your chickens. John's bike is a GTR
Glad you had a small win on Lotto and I am sorry neither of us has a million dollars. But we are friends. Take care,
Love, Merle.

Monday, 27 October, 2008  
Blogger Jeanette said...

Hi Gina, Congrats on the award Love your little chicks.
I can see your like me like to keep the peace with neighbours.But at the same time when opportunity knocks I would tell her about the cats.. if she doesn't already know..

Wednesday, 29 October, 2008  
Blogger Alice said...

I feel the same as you about awards and I know they are meant well and are sweet.

I don't know what I'd do with the situation with your neighbor. We did give a cat to my brother because a neighbor complained that the cat came into their yard. I think it is better to do what you can to get along as having a neighbor as a enemy can really make life miserable.

Thursday, 30 October, 2008  

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