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Dydh da diworth Kernow
Sat 21-Aug-10
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maggenpie said:

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I only know it's Cornwall because that is the sign that's on the back of my Pajero along with my GB sticker and my Bulgarian number plate and I refuse to remove them.  I wouldn't have known it was Cornwall but a 'tourist' came by and wanted to greet me in the local dialect...didn't know which one, Bulgarian, Cornish, all the same to me....big_laughbig_laugh  foreigners...but welcome to the forum.....Ruthie..


 
I'm impressed with the staying power of the Kernow sticker , thats a well travelled car! The Cornish get everywhere you know, usually wherever there's a hole in the ground.

Thanks for the welcome.


 And I wear it with pride from my hole in the ground.....and it is a well travelled car, named the Beast and behaves like one...my little Clio is likewise named Beauty and so I have...Beauty and the Beast...one... lots of diesel and the little one.... little petrol...method in my madnessmagic

 

 

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Sat 21-Aug-10
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Welcome Ruthie!wave

The carvings sound great, I'd love to see some pictures of your work if you have any!

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Sat 21-Aug-10
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Ok, I've been figuring out how to do this. Lets see if i've got it right. If I have, this is a picture of one of my carvings. If I haven't.... um..

Hey I did it! welldone (clapping like a delighted three year old!)

 

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Sat 21-Aug-10
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That is just beautiful!  Aren't you clever?  I did a one day course in wood carving at a local arts centre, such a satisfying thing to do.  I am still so pleased with my effort, carved from lime wood.

I'll try that again!

Sat 21-Aug-10
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wave  Ruthie that is wonderful.  I would love to see some more.  You are very talented.  welldone

In answer to your question, I have 6 khaki campbells -  2 drakes and 4 ducks.  After many disastrous attempts at nesting this year to no avail, I have an incubator incubating 6 khaki  campbell white duck eggs.  I'm not overly confident about the result, but I shall let you know in about 2 weeks time if it was successful.  It would be nice to have white ducks.  I also have a cockerel, 8 hens and 8 chicks.  Oh and a hopefully pregnant black lab, another black lab and a big brown hairy dog with no brain!!  whistle

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Sun 22-Aug-10
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Carving is great isn't it Toffeeapple? Very theraputic whether its bashing great lumps off at the start or getting lost in the detail near the end. How about posting a pic of yours? I use lime a lot but I've carved all sorts of wood. Where in Bucks are you? I grew up in the Chilterns, descended from bodgers on that side so working with wood is in my blood. I don't do carpentry though, can't do straight lines!

Thanks for the compliments folks, its a hobby I don't spend enough time on lately. Too many hobbies, so little time....sigh...

Hi Danast, when the ducklings hatch make sure to let us know, and I hope there's more ducks than drakes! When are the pups due? Think of the photo opportunities, pups and ducklings together, awww!  As well as the four ducks I have two rooks with two good eyes and three wings between them, a 14 year old jackdaw who has one wing and is blind from cataracts so lives indoors with me, an indian ringneck parakeet and his cockatiel mate, a large tank of tropical fish, a couple of pond fish and a sprollie called Molliedog. Oh and a poorly baby seagull currently living in a dog bed in the front room (I'm too old fashioned and not posh enough to have a lounge lol). Oh yes, I'm cutting down. There used to be a lot more.

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Sun 22-Aug-10
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Welcome Ruthie wave It is a great carving indeed. I am not posh but it is hard to have a front room when in an apartment as there is no front and back really and just gets confusing so it is the lounge or the living room but sometimes we say the front room anyway out of habit. doh

Sun 22-Aug-10
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For some unknown reason, Ruthie, I can't see your picture(s) sadly, so I'll just have to imagine it! big_laugh

Can you describe it to me - I know, I know, there's always one, eh?

I love craft-y things, and yes, I think you're right, it probably was soapstone that we used at school. I don't suppose for a moment we would have been given something difficult to work with!

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Mon 23-Aug-10
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Ruthie, I totally agree with you about the therapeutic aspect of wood carving.  I'll try to find the one piece that I did and photograph it perhaps today...

I live near Wolverton and Stony Stratford, do you know either of them?  I do love the Chilterns!

BS, what a shame you can't see the carving, it's gorgeous.

 

I'll try that again!

Mon 23-Aug-10
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Browser wars.  I also don't see the picture using my current version & configuration of Internet Explorer.

Rather than waste time trying to debug, I just use another version of the browser or another browser. When I used Firefox of Google Chrome I coculd see the picture.

However using these other browsers means that other forum features will stop working. That's why I just swap browsers as necessary.steam

BTW, Ruthie that is a fantastic wood carving.

Mon 23-Aug-10
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Ecosse79 said:

 

Browser wars. 

However using these other browsers means that other forum features will stop working. That's why I just swap browsers as necessary.steam


Paul, what features stop working with Firefox and Chrome?  I use Chrome as default browser and now I can't comment on the blog with it but I can with Firefox.  Weird isn't it?

I'll try that again!

Mon 23-Aug-10
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Croeso Ruthie!

sorry to sidetrack your thread for a second - TA, I never thought to ask whereabouts you are. My in-laws are in Cosgrove (one set of, at anyrate), and my father in law does all the PA for folk on the green in stony stratford. his band(s) play lots of gigs around that area also. Small world!

Back to the point: That green man is beautiful Ruthie. Do you sell your masterpieces, or are they just for fun and gifts?

also the menagerie sounds wonderful, though potentially loud.

 

 

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Mon 23-Aug-10
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Wow, I never thought to start a war *grin*! I use Firefox and didn't know I was missing any features.

Toffeeapple, no,  I've never been to your neck of the woods. You know you have to show your carving now I've shown mine. I'm intrigued to know what you managed to carve in only a day.

Hi Rae Mond, meur ras rag dha "croeso".  (Thank you for your welcome.)  Thanks for the kind comments. I mainly carve what I want to own, although I only start with the germ of an idea and let the wood take me wherever it wants me to go. I do try to carve a few simpler pieces to sell at exhibitions but I have to admit I've been slacking lately! The carvings I do to keep take me months to finish, but its a hobby and only I work on them when and if I get around to it.

My menagerie is pretty quiet most of the time, or I hope so. Ok, so Jester the rook yells when he hears me open the back door and ok, I admit I go up the garden calling back at him. And yes, the youngest duck does yell a bit if she loses sight of her best mate, and I call out to her... actually I think I probably make more noise than they do!  I do try to claim that Mollie's barking is to deter intruders. Actually she wants to deter neighbours, but still...   Hmmm, oh yes, and thanks to my ancient Rayburn the ringneck imitates the smoke alarm. 

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Rae, I'll PM you about your questions, but not tonight.

Ruthie, I thought I had my carving picture on Photobucket but can't locate it, mind you, I do have two accounts...will do my best to show.  I only did a freehand drawing of two leaves and then carved and painted them.  I'm quite fond of it but can't see it at the mo. 

Oh the thought of being so close to Rooks and Jackdaws, I am SO jealous!

I'll try that again!

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wave  You are like me TA and really love  our widlife.

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