It’s Scatterdays time again – featuring the letter “R”. The categories are mammal, technology, transportation, and something red from my sewing room.
Mammal – Red Panda: Wellington Zoo was offering a special deal of $5 entry each Wednesday during August last year. A pleasant way to spend the day, we thought, so we made a picnic lunch and drove into the city. Lucky for us that the popular red pandas are active in the afternoon as we were quite keen to catch a glimpse of these pretty little animals. The red panda was first discovered by Western explorers in 1821, and their Chinese name is “hunho”, meaning fire-fox, due to their colouring and similar size to a fox. These little animals were real crowd pleasers as they climbed in the trees and walked a circuit around the pathways.
Technology – Router: We need one of these little units for the lap top. I was not too sure exactly what they do but according to my clever DH it directs the internet traffic between the computer and the network.
Transport – Romany Rambler: To be completely honest, we transport our caravan ”Romany Rambler” behind our 4WD. (But it still comes under T for transport, don’t you think?). We have a New Zealand built “Leisureline” caravan and have been fortunate to have travelled over much of New Zealand. And we are currently living in the caravan while our new home is being built. We named our caravan Romany Rambler because I can boast a Romany Gypsy way back in my family. My Great, great, great Grandfather Robert Beresford was a gypsy. I can just imagine this dark handsome stranger sweeping my G,G,G, Grandmother off her feet.
Something Red – Red Work Santa: I stitched my Red Work Santa in 2002 (didn’t realise he was so old), and he hangs in the caravan over Christmas. I quite enjoy doing this type of naive embroidery, using Perle thread and a thick needle, seems to suit my not so dainty hands much better.
Must go and check what the other participants have come up with. You can find them here on the sidebar of the organiser's Cinzia’s blog.