I have to confess I had a couple of accidents in St. Hils yesterday whilst photographing for our Christmas page. And it concerns my poor ducks, Esme and Ernest. I have to say that this is not the first time such a thing has happened but it is the way with small things that they can SO easily break. And my fingers feel so big and clumsy too!
I was posing both ducks - and managed to break the beak in each case.....arghhhhhhhhh All I was doing was trying to have thier beaks appear to carry a cracker present for my Christmas scene but I think it was a paper cut that did it in each case.
You can see Esme here after my repair - using wood glue! Trouble was in each case - I didn't notice the beak had broken until I moved the duck away from the present - arghhhhh and then I had to FIND the tiny bit of beak that had come off in order to stick it back on! But fortunately after I forced myself not to panic I found them!
And here IS my poor Esme - guess that beak MUST hurt!
And then Ernest........................although this is not his best side - the other side looks better!
Fortunately Jane Davies, who made her for us, agreed to repair her so Esther has got a lovely new arm and hand and as good as new again!
On a brighter front I hope you like my new Heritage Weekend page. I have to apologise as it is rather rushed and could have had a few more piccies and stories ......but I have worn myself out with Christmas - I took so many for Christmas you see......
Ben is showing off one of the inside pages of my own creation guide book here!