I really like this tea towel, even though it's not very old
there is just something special about Budgies, Cockies and Galahs. They are cheeky and charming. I know they make a mess (when we lived in the hills, they used to strip the new green honky nuts from our gum trees, eat the best bits, and spit their left-overs on the ground. This made it quite dangerous - especially for a clumsy-clot like me - I was always tripping over gum nuts!) but despite this (and a few sprained ankles!) I reckon no other bird comes close as far as character is concerned.
Have you seen Leila Jefferys beautiful photographic portraits of these guys? Pop over and have a look, they'll blow you away - even if you're not a twitcher.
Here's the Galah or Rose-breasted Cockatoo on my tea towel
and here's Leila's photograph of Queenie
see what I mean about character?!
Here's my t.t. Cockatiel Unique
Brilliant Budgerigars (and Leila's are too!)
Now to the winners of those tea towels...
because it's nearly Christmas, I decided to give away all four. Ho! Ho! Ho! Here are the winners, drawn randomly:
1. Lea from We Like to Make Stuff (you get my fave of the day Lea. Yep everyone, the orange and brown one! Obviously!)
2. Dana from mid 2 mod - you're in the pink.
3. Annie from Artistica Domestica "Miss Poland" is yours.
4. Middle Aged Mum it's time to put the kettle on.
Congratulations girls, please send me your details and I'll post them off (I've got yours Lea) and thanks very much to all of you who took the time to comment x
Another vintage Chrissy card later today (and some new info on Irene Schricker)