We went to vote nice and early and enjoyed getting out into the balmy, sunny Autumn morning, a change from the brisk mornings we have been experiencing lately.
To be honest, having to develop a comprehensive BP is a huge ask for someone with no experience in such tasks. Still, a learning curve in your day is often very useful, no good trying to set up a business however small without a good insight into all the ramifications of what it entails.
Re the inchie...this week it is Flamingo, that most exotic of birds, not found in Australia either...well, any more that is...Phoenicopteriforme fossils have identified two forms, eyrensis and novahollandia, both from the late Oligocene period, in South Australia, so around 30 million years ago. It is thought they gradually disappeared due to the drying up of the lake systems in central Australia.
I thought, due to time pressure, (my next assignment, a large one, is due this week), that the effort going into the inchie would be minimal, but as I started a search for images, I remembered a collection I have of Alice in Wonderland stamps...tiny little things that need great care to get a good image that I rarely use. Holding my breath I had a quick squizz and Yes! In tin Alice 04, the flamingo was there! This stamp is one taken from Chapter Eight, The Queen's Croquet-Ground.
Bye the bye, I simply love the enchanting illustrations for this book by Lisbeth Zwerger in 1999. They are my favourite illustrations after Tenniels, but I have only seen reproductions, not held the book which is apparently out of date now.
Enough chat, got to go, things to be getting on with...URGENTLY.