Helen (heleninwales) wrote,
Helen
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I spy dead creatures

I'm always amused by jhetley's regular road kill reports. I don't walk or cycle the same route regularly enough to match them, but I remember one trip up to visit Caernarfon Castle when the kids were small and, for some reason, there were a lot of dead creatures, far more than usual and enough to attract our attention. And we started counting...

The whole one and a half hour journey went something like this:

Me and the kids chanting in unison: Two squashed hedgehogs, one dead badger, three squashed rabbits, two squashed crows, two squashed squirrels, one squashed something.

*We see another squashed rabbit*

Me and the kids chanting in unison: Two squashed hedgehogs, one dead badger, foursquashed rabbits, two squashed crows, two squashed squirrels, one squashed something.

*We see another dead creature, too flattened to identify*

Me and the kids chanting in unison: Two squashed hedgehogs, one dead badger, four squashed rabbits, two squashed crows, two squashed squirrels, two squashed somethings.

... and so on and so on, all the way to Caernarfon.




In other news, we have been without broadband for most of the day. Thankfully, I have my dongle, so I could peek quickly at LJ and also check in on my online student forums. There are times when missing a day doesn't matter, but I have one group nearing the end and another just starting, so I like to keep a close eye on them. Using the mobile broadband dongle is rather like being back on dialup, but at least it gives me Internet access.
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