Friday, 21 July 2017

Ear Piercing!

Today I got my ears pierced! :D I've had them done once before but a few years ago they sealed over. I really like having my ears done. I've got green, golden studs in and it was much more strait-forward than I thought.

I've been thinking about it for a few weeks when I was talking to a cadet and she said she was getting her ears done, I then decided I wanted them as well! I asked her where she got them done and she said a local Tattoo place called Marks the Spot. I went to their fb page and they do piercings for £15. As it turns out I only had to pay £10. So that was a nice surprise!

I will be doing another post next week about my cadets awards night and a cake that I will be baking for them!

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Bee Nice To Bees.

As some people may know, bees have become scarcer than before. This is mainly due to 2 things:

  • Habitat destruction
  • Pollution
We need bees to survive, and more than most people think. Without bees there would be no food and clean air. The food chain greatly relies on bees for many things, they pollinate flowers, vegetables, trees, fruit and anything else like that, which, in turn, feeds livestock. All this provides us with meat, fruit, and veg.

We can help bees by; Reducing our pollution output and putting more flowers in our gardens.  There are many more ways to help bee's but I'm tired and want to go to sleep even thought it's 15:54 when I publish this. 

I will try to start doing more posts regularly, as I have been slacking the last few months.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Blackbirds/ Pupp.

A few weeks ago we noticed a couple of black birds nesting in our ivy bush, they've now hatched an we here cheeping every time we go outside. So far they are doing very well but unfortunately me and (mostly) my grandad have converted our patchy grassy garden into a nice low-maintenance garden, there is much in the way of food for them. We can now see the chicks heads when the mum/dad comes with food. 

We have recently bought a puppy and we called him Loki, he's growing very fast and is getting along with the other two really well. Although a few times he's had his head stuck in Fredas' mouth much to our amusement :D We had to take him to the vet a week or so ago because he was limping. But he's doing fine now.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

New Puppy!

Not really been updating but here's something worth talking about, out new puppy!

Last Friday, 19th May, we went out to Heckington to pick up our little boy, Loki. We had been waiting for a e-mail from a lady so say when we can pick him up and I never stopped marthering nanny to check. Meanwhile, we were deciding what we should call him. My first suggestion was Loki, Norse god of mischief. We went though a few names like 'Darby', which I wasn't a fan of and soon neither was anyone else. So we settled for Loki, and we're glad we did, he lives up to his name, he's a little cute ball a nuisance!

He's a pedigree Deerhound. Which is what we need because when he's older we looking to mate him the Freya and Freda so we have more puppies!!! On thing we have noticed is that he has HUGE paws, ABSOLUTELY HUGE!!! He's 9 weeks old. He's only been with us 6 days an' I love him to bits!!

The funniest thing is though he settled in as soon as we got him, he's doing well with house training as he is doing most of his business outside. I think we achieved it by as soon as he wakes up put him outside, and the same with when he drank a lot. He seems to listen to me the most, he comes (most of the time, unless there's something more interesting) to me when I call his name and even stops when I tell he to (This isn't as often but he's getting better).

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Bye-Bye Fishy :(

The UK is the worlds biggest consumer and distributor of cod and haddock, but this popular food is at high risk. Cod are being WAY over fished, we need to slow down to give them a chance to breed and reproduce. And fish industries have already been warned by MCS (Marine Conversation Society) , but a quote from Mr. Armstrong (the chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation) "The fishing industry is well used to these sorts of frankly meaningless publications… you can continue to buy your fish supper without worrying about whether there will be enough fish left in the sea" tells us that they are just brushing it off as a hoax... you really can't make this up. This species of cod have already gone extinct in Canada and the same could happen in the North Sea (the prime fishing area for cod).

Haddock are too being over fished, their numbers have dropped under the recommended sustainable level for fishing and this will continue to drop unless we do something about it. This is worsened by the affects of pollution and global warming. Tuna is also suffering, tuna is one of my favourite fish along with mackerel. There are 8 types of Tuna and ALL but ONE are on the IUCN ( International Union for Conservation of Nature) list, including the Blue Tuna which is very popular as sushi.

And to finish this off I'd like to talk about the Dolphin shooting in Italy. Recently Italian fishermen have been shooting the dolphins because "They are being too greedy with the fish, we don't get as many fish as we used to". Dolphins only take what they need, no more. If you're over fishing their food it means they either have to go hungry or take what they need whether or not it goes into fisherman's catch amount. I think shooting these creatures is uneccerssy and self-fish (sorry ^-^). So there you go. (Sorry I haven't posted in over a month, I am posting on another blog called Create Make Bake).

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Rocky Road And Chocolate & Fudge Cookies

Over the last few days I have been busy baking chocolate & fudge cookies and rocky road. Both were a success, although I'd say that Grandad liked the Cookies more than the rocky road.

Here's a link for the recipes: Rocky RoadChocolate & Fudge cookies.

Beached Whales In New Zealand :(

As some might already know there has been an incident on the 9th of February where 416 whales were beached in New Zealand's Golden Bay, and so far about 75% of those whales have already died. Volunteers have come to help the surviving whales and have managed to re-float about 100 whales, yet some of those whales CAME BACK and were re-beached and some haven't returned.

But now they have to deal with all those that have died... OVER 300 WHALE BODIES!! These whales have an average length of 7.5 meters, so just imagine how they would do it... because I certainly can't. 😮😶 Dead whales also have the tendency to bloat up with gas and, uuuuuh, pop?

Golden bay has had many beaching due to the hooked shaped sand ring called 'Farewell spit' that goes into the Tasman sea which makes it difficult to get out of using the whales sense of navigation, echo location. In the last ten years, 9 mass beaching have occurred in the same location, this one included. Yet, this one is the biggest in Golden Bay, but not the biggest ever recorded. In 1918, Chatham Islands, 1,000 whales were stranded and in 1985, Auckland, 450 whales were stranded! This is one of the biggest though, but like I said NOT the biggest ever. Scientists have some of  their own theories, one includes solar storms interrupting the magnetic fields... but that's just a theory, a whale theory!