Thursday, June 11, 2009

Colour Me Happy...

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A little bit of colour never did anyone wrong!


This bag is a recently acquired one and the brand is ‘Leslie of London’ – why don’t we have cool brand names like that and ‘So Obviously Rex’ anymore?


Last night was quite the night for me. I was driving in to town to pick up David and along the way everyone started to slow down, I had no idea why until I came upon a baby bird who had obviously been hit. It wasn’t a baby bird in the sense of ‘oh how cute, it’s the size of my hand’ no no, it was ‘Oh, it’s a baby bird the size of my cat, how cute’. It was walking in the middle of the road with its wing sticking out, and then it fell over.


Everyone else was just passing it, but I couldn’t, I would have felt so guilty. So I pulled over (with not really much room to pull over) put my indicator on, jumped out of the car, grabbed a blanket and picked the poor little guy up. He kept nipping at me which was probably a good sign that he wasn’t too badly hurt. I put him gently in the front seat and went to get David.


When I stopped, I went into an office to use their phone and call the conservation trust. I initially thought I had a baby Albatross (because they live out on the peninsula) but when I dropped him off at the Conservation person’s house, he told me it was a Shag.


So, I rescued a massive baby bird. Only problem was he had fleas, and lots of them on his head and when I picked him up, he shook his head and they all came flying at me. It was gross and I felt itchy the whole way home and once there immediately jumped into the shower.


There were a few jokes on the way home from David too. Ranging from – ‘Jen stopped the car for a Shag’ to ‘Jen had a Shag in the front seat and I had to sit in the back…’.



XX

Jen


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35 comments:

  1. Well, aside from the fleas and the nips he took at you, it sounds like that was a rewarding experience :) Glad you pulled over to save the little guy, because sadly, most people would have just driven by or waited for someone else to take responsibility.

    I know something good will come back to you for your good deed!

    And cute scarf btw! Love that!! Actually, love the whole outfit :)

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  2. How wonderful of you to stop to save that bird! I would have done the same thing :)

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  3. Haha, I love the Shag jokes! Poor little guy, I'm so glad you pulled over. What a hero!

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  4. Awwww, poor birdie :( I am glad you stopped!

    I love your scarf!

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  5. I'm glad you pulles over and I hope he's ok! The jokes made me laugh.

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  6. hey, i found your blog through someone else's. Love it! and that profile of yours, really cute!
    *sorry i only post in Portuguese, maybe in a while i'll change that...
    but come visit the Mint Bits, 'cause there are always the pictures, anyway!

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  7. That scarf is gorgeous - love it! you know what they say - you should always pull over and stop for a shag...hehe couldn't help myself, although i think David's jokes were better. Good on your for saving the little baby, not so nice bout the fleas....

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  8. You look adorable! That's the sweetest story about your bird rescue! :) When I was a kid, my mom was constantly stopping the car to help animals... in fact, she still does occasionally!

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  9. so so wonderful thats what we all should do to any living thing in need!
    and hey you have to admit those shag jokes were pretty cute :)

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  10. Oh, priceless jokes.

    Good on you for doing the right thing, escpecially when no one else was!

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  11. That was sweet of you to stop and rescue the bird, fleas or no. Hope he's okay!

    I love the mustard/fuchsia/purple color combination. So pretty!

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  12. wow, how great are you? :) love that bag! and ahh how i love me some good corny jokes! <3

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  13. Adorable outfit! I love that last shot :)

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  14. oh that soo cute, I had the same experience with a seagull with a broken wing, I put him in a box and took him home and rang the bird people, they were going to pop around to get him, mean while he had got out of his box and was squawking indignantly in the bathroom, it was then I realized he was quite a big seagull, after rounding him up and wrapping him in a towel he nipped my finger and wouldn't let go - meanwhile my flatmate's and the bird guy are in hysterics! - the things we do!
    P.s your outfit and the colours are great! I love the scarf.

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  15. LOVE those mustard tights!

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  16. Firstly: how lovely to rescue that baby bird! :) (Even if he did have fleas and take a few pecks at you! ;)

    You look utterly adorable! I love the color mixing and vivacity of this outfit--it's really inspiring me this morning!

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  17. Love the outfit and what a fab story... and groanworthy (but funny!) jokes! Well done you for saving the flea-bitten little blighter though :)

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  18. That's such a cute story! well done you for braving the traffic and fleas!

    Those shag jokes are pretty irresistable, I'm not surprised!

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  19. I'm so glad you pulled over! I hope he does ok.

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  20. Your David is a funny one, ha ha. It's so nice that you rescued it though, I know what you mean about feeling guilty for not stopping, I've had a couple of birds come back with me before for that reason, but none of them as big! I love your tights, yay colour!

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  21. You racked up some good karma that that shag. Sorry, couldn't resist. ;)

    LOOOOVE your scarf, beautiful!

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  22. You look soo cute - what a nice scarf :).

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  23. What a lovely skirt! u are so cute!

    XoXo

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  24. LOVE your handbag!! i have to say you are one of my absolute favorite fashion bloggers...if i could do a clothing swap with anyone it would have to be you! :-)

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  25. What a nice history! The baby shag will always remeber you, I'm sure. You did a really nice thing, congrats, Jen.

    About the outfit, amazing, as always.

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  26. Love the punches of mustard color! I keep on seeing this color in various places, and I think I'll have to make something with it.

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  27. Oh, Jen!
    What a nice thing you have done! You are a special person!!! Thank God ther are people like you in the world who cares for other creatures!
    About the outfit is amazing!
    I love colours and your purse is incredible!!!
    The last pic is so funny! I love it!

    xx

    Aline

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  28. I love how your stocking match your bag so perfectly!!!

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  29. What a pretty outfit!Your scarf is so cute!

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  30. I'm glad you stopped to help the poor little bird, nips and fleas aside. Sometimes its difficult to make decisions like that on a moments notice, but often times they're completely worth it.

    I love your purse in this post and the previous one. The colors are fabulous. And I agree, cool brand names should make a serious comeback.

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  31. You're such a good citizen saving giant rare birds from being squashed by trucks and all that. Also, you are very colorful for a winter girl! I love it! Where do you get all your lovely vibrant tights??

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  32. This is so the perfect outfit, saved it to my lookbook. :-)

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XX
Jen