I've never tried to tame Mr. & Mrs. Magpie, so this is as close as I can get. Actually, I think I can now call them Ma & Pa Magpie as I think they are hearing the patter of little whatever-it-is-that-patters-in-birdland. For the past few days Mrs Magpie (that's her on the right) has been gobbling her breakfast very quickly then taking off for the paddock next door, where I think the nest is. Probably she has had eggs to keep warm. Mr. Magpie hangs about a bit, reads the morning newpaper, goes for a walk in the garden, you know the sort of thing. However, this morning they both grabbed beakfulls of breakfast and flew off with it, in the direction of said suspected nest. So it looks like the big event has occurred. Ah, Spring. Here is a picture of my neglected garden. I know I'm not supposed to like these weeds (Oxalis) but I have decided that, since I can't get rid of them, I might as well enjoy them. They are pretty. Each year I pull out great handfulls of the stuff but it still comes back. As I said before, "Ah, Spring." Must be off now, I'm planning to cut out some little shoes for dolly today. Bye for now, until next time.