notes from
the MUCK . . .

How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Oh No

I may well have found what to do with the rest of my day. I live in London, so I'll do a bit of whalewatching.

It's cool having a whale in the Thames but I just know this aint gonna have a happy ending. The river is pretty disgusting, and a radio report just said that it seems to be in distress. And all the while that fucking persian cat is parading up and down my garden.

UPDATE; 3.45PM GMT, 10.45AM ET

You can now see the whale live on the link above. I looked at the story, and while the whale seems to be doing fine now, people are worried it may soon tire and beach itself. It's a whale, surely it swims all the time, why would it tire just because it's in a river?? Can someone help with this please?

UPDATE II; 3.20PM GMT, 10.20AM ET

The whale is now on a barge making it's way to the sea. The vets are making an assessment right now as to whether it will be well enough to go back to the sea or whether it will destroyed. There is constant coverage of this in the UK, it's on on all of our tvs at home...and a baby whale or a dolphin has been found dead in my home town of Putney. My theory? Whales are following their evolutionary instinct and are trying to come inland to fulfil their mamalian destiny. Cue theme from jurassic park, doo doo doo, doooo dooo, doo doo doo, dooooo doooo, as one slowly makes it's way up a shingled shoreline, and lies there, open eyed, breathing steadily and unimpaired. The age of the whale has arrived people. Be prepared.

FINAL UPDATE: 7.09PM GMT, 2.09ET

The whale died.