Sunday 21 April 2019

Birthday, Alcohol ... and Rats

It's been a brilliant birthday this year.  

Not just one day of celebrations but time spent with family on various days, over good food and maybe a little bit of alcohol, but I truly am barely drinking these days.  A nice cold cider on a hot day, a glass of wine rather than most of a bottle ... and yesterday a huge bottle of ice cold sparkling water over a leisurely lunch at Osborne House in Llandudno.

How much water can one person hold!!

I am about to head off to resume Van Life leaving a sunny Wales behind, and hoping the glorious weather continues as I head along the motorway to a more relaxed and laid back existence in my Lancashire home.  

Google Image - Our Apple Store is like this.

We've had a busy morning here, cleaning out the 'Chicken Shed' after I found masses of dried rat droppings in all the corners and then I found more on every level of our large apple store out there ... it was arranged like a block of flats for rats.  It's times like this that we really miss Rosy and her ratting skills, Mavis and Ginger are more 'rabbit murderers' rather than serious pest control.  All is now cleaned out though. and all debris burned on a huge bonfire,  and as there were no fresh droppings I am hoping that the poison sachets that were dropped down the rat holes a couple of weeks ago, safely away from our other animals and birds have had an effect.  Fingers crossed. 

What a strange post to leave you with as I get ready to hit the road ... birthday celebrations, alcohol consumption and rats!!

I hope everyone is having a lovely Easter Break.

Sue xx


  1. Hi Sue, that sounds like the perfect birthday. I am pleased you had such a lovely time.

  2. Your birthday celebrations sound wonderful.

    God bless.

  3. Really happy that you had such a fab birthday!

  4. I am not sure that I could be so restrained when it comes to celebrate anything with just one glass of wine! Belated happy birthday wishes and good luck with keeping down the rat population. We have a problem with the little devils here too but we have to call them longtails according to local superstition.

  5. So happy you enjoyed your birthday. I hope your Easter has been good. Have a safe drive back to the van. Looking forward to van posts.

  6. Well I am old and I sincerely hope that is what they say about me. I have no intention of growing old gracefully.

  7. So glad you had a great birthday! Hope you've seen the last of your Rat Pack.

  8. Sounds like a lovely birthday! Not loving the rats .. glad you've seen the end of them!


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