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I'm not dead, I've been on holiday!

A weekend near Skegness and a day trip to St Tiggywinkles Animal Hospital, no less.

Alas, my camera ate most of my piccies, so you'll just have to imagine my seaside hell. The weekend wasn't entirely that though, my kind hosts, my friend K and her parents, made me very welcome in the Lincolnshire countyside, with village fetes and BBQs, so it was a nice couple of days. Then today it was back to my own parents to take my mum out to lunch for her birthday. We got to look at some sick hedgehogs and the world's first and only hedgehog museum.

I'm one tired and very hot Bogwitch.


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Thanks. I doubt many people noticed that I wasn't around though!

I did. Honestly.

There should be more hedgehog museums....probably.

Really? ::is touched::

I don't think the world needs many more judging by the contents. They didn't exactly have a lot, and the links to hedgehogs for some of the exhibits were rather tenuous.

Mind you, I have just had a mental picture of a hedgehog museum being full of squashed hedhehogs - 'Hit by a 1909 Bentley driven by the honourable Nigel Squidgley Smythe QC'; 'A rare example of a hedgehog hit by a young man on a velocipede'; 'Hedgehog after encounter with the winner of the 1996 RAC Rally of Great Britain' etc.

Not a squashed one among them, sorry. More 'this is the Macedonian hedgehog phalanx' and 'this is a KGB badge with a hedgehog on it'.

'this is the Macedonian hedgehog phalanx'

Pictures lots of little prickly beasties carrying long proggledy things.

Possibly with tins of chopped vegetables in their little knapsacks...

Um. Not really, but I prefer your version.

Me too!

Macedonians carrying the proggledy things like spines is much less interesting.

I would have noticed you were gone if I'd been around myself.

Hmmm. I'd probably like a hedgehog museum. Don't know that I'd like seeing the sick hedgehogs though. Poor things.

Some them only had three legs, but they're doing okay. There was lots of young birds to be fed too.

welcome back!

on a totally unrelated note, I saw this on a silly gaming thread and it made me think of you. not that I'd ever agree with the sentiment, of course :)

Hee! I love it. I sense a new wallpaper...

Huh. Hedgehog museum. How interesting! LOL Glad you had a good couple of days. Stay cool. Heard it's hot over there!

Thanks. It's very hot, and Bogwitchs don't do well in heat, they wilt.

Welcome back, sweets!! :D

Cheers! Good to be here!

It's a pity you pics have been lost! But i'm glad that you had a nice couple of days. The heat wave is here to last as it seems.

Welcome to LJ land .:)

They weren't all that exciting anyway, but it's nice to have something to show. I hate this heat. I wish it would get back to proper British summer weather.

I want to meet a hedgehog. I doubt I ever shall. I think that is a real shame.

My cats think that is a real shame too, but that is because they are stupid.

I've met lots of hedgehogs, it's a badger I wan to see. Alas, they weren't coming out of their set yesterday. :(

No badgers neither.

Raccoons are really sort of fun. Skunks tend to be rather gentle. The opossums, frankly, the least said the soonest ended.

We have escaped wallabies.

Oooh! So do we, so do we!

Sadly we do not have any escaped wombats.

So is your icon a wombat? ::Stares:: Looks like a groundhog with delusions of grandeur.

Yep - and so is this one. If I'm right about what a groundhog is, as they are American animls that we only have in the odd zoo, I think a wombat would probably squash one if it sat on it! Wombats are about a metre long, and weigh about 25kg - that's about 55lb.

They are cuddly, fat, and slow moving - just like me.


Goundhogs weigh in at about 7kgs and are not known to be cuddly. In fact, I think it is pretty safe to assume they carry both fleas and worms. Nevermind the ticks and the possiblity of rabies.

You sound cute. So do wombats.

Neither do we that I know of, but I'm not far from Whipsnade sarfari park, so who knows?

Now that's something I wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley.


Nice to see you back.

Thanks. Stupid work still gets in the way though.

I should be banned, really.

From work? Good idea. Wish I didn't have to go today.

This must be the reason why LJ seemed slightly dead all weekend. I've been reading books, for god's sake...

Nice to have you back, anyway!

Haha! Resorting to books, it must be serious!

I couldn't work out whether very few things were happening or I was just suffering apathy.

Those are my thoughts most days.

Life is crap.

(Actually, life is reasonable. Feeling like you can't be arsed to do anything is crap.)

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