The good news: I've sent a short story away for the Kernewek Lowender (Cornish Festival) competition! I'm so excited - apart from the achievement but the fact that I managed to condense it into 2000 words. I think the 3500 word version is better, but it's down to a neat package. The other writing assignment (Saturday) has been sent in too. Now back to the novels!
Bird and fauna report: Somehow they're hanging in there, hoping for rain like us. Saw 12 kangaroos feeding in the lower paddocks of MtBS - the largest mob so far. Birds: wrens, babblers, y/f h/es, Mrs GW and Mr GW (separate sections of the entrance road - must've had a tiff), rosies, striated t-bills, and heard fantails, spiney, pardies and curras. Just down from the Summit - 3 x wagtails fighting on the road (!) [life expectancy = the next car], ibis (white and straw-necked) just out of Littlehampton, spiney & y/r t-bill bathing in the roadside gutter at home! (Mind you, I have 3 shallow b-baths plus 3 larger ones a few metres away at my unit). The galahs, sulphurs and corellas are flocking in at night - noisy (for a while) but always fun.
Happy Easter Week and happy writing,
PS The ibis were on the southern end of the King William Street Bridge - right in the heart of the city. I've never seen so many there before. They weren't taking much notice of...(egad) PEOPLE either!