We are having curry which is gently simmering on the hob, it smells like an Indian restuarant in here which is fantastic!
A couple of days ago we received a parcel from far far away.
Those super fab people Bob and Diane Hey at Van Diemen Alpacas in Burnie, Tasmania had responded to a request to send Qjori's ribbons over from Australia. I was expecting to have to send them back, these things are hard won and highly cherished I know. However, Bob said that we could keep them and wished us luck with Qjori's future. How is that for customer service! I can honestly say that buying Qjori was the best decision we have made since we decided 5 years ago to take that first step into the wonderful world of alpacas. He was exactly what we were looking for and we absolutely love him, he is a super looking male with a terrific fleece and if anyone is fed up with me saying things like that about him, sorry, there's plenty more to come!
Anyway the reason for the ribbon request was so that we could take some nice publicity shots for some advertising. Not as easy as it sounds!
Sue and I spent an hour out in the sunshine with Qjori, his ribbons, the trusty Canon and a slightly gusty wind. I held Qjori, Sue took pictures, Sue held Qjori, I took pictures. Over a hundred pictures were taken, sometimes Sue was a little distracted and there were far too many shots of our rear ends (arty I was told?).
Actually we had to take one of his ribbons off as he just had too many and looked a little like he was standing behind a curtain. He was very patient and we farted around trying to get the best shot.
We are nearly there, but not quite. We will be trying again when the sun next shines, a different background maybe. We'll get there, nothing but perfection will do.
It's all down to my secret New Years resolution which was to stop saying 'Sod it, that'll do' .............................. because it just won't.