Come on in to this home for my jewellery and other stuff. I hope it will continue to grow as I hope to continue to grow in myself.
I do love a good bit of salty language, and encourage all who join me here to express yourselves in your truest forms! Enjoy yourselves xx

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Cyril, The Super Squirl!

Duh - it's easy once you know how!  Ok, so it took me a little while, but I figured it out eventually!!

Well, the winners have been picked, but not by this old grump who just doesn't want to play this game anymore.

So instead, my new mate Cyril, happily leapt in to help me out!
First of all, I'd like to thank all of you for your splendid jokes, and just for being sweet enough to take any notice of me after so long!! I'd love to be able to give all of you something, but the postage would cripple me!

As it turns out, Cyril is a right little tart!!!

What a stinker!!  Were you all on the edge of your seats there??

I'm offering five prize choices, so just convo me, and let me know which one you'd like. I thought that beads would probably be of more use, but the choice is yours!

Sycamore Leaf Necklace, or

Selection of earrings, or

Bead Selection 1, or

                                                                Bead Selection 2, or

                                                                 Bead Selection 3

So here's what happened when the little lad stopped dancing about, and made his mind up!

Congratulations, Sue !!

He's on a roll now - so on to his second choice......

I hope this makes up for missing out the last time, Skye!

Next one, accompanied by a nosy peahen, is ......

Kimberly - I think it was the douche joke that swung it for you!!!

and, one more for luck -

Well done, Marcia - I hope this makes your day a little brighter!

Apologies to those who didn't get picked by those bony fingers, but thank you again for you contributions, I really enjoyed them.

Soooooo - beads and things, then.  I'll be changing all the listings in my Etsy shop over the next week. Finally listening to the voices of reason, and breaking up my big selections into pairs and singles. These are a few of some new  offerings, with more to come in about a week or so.


I hope you'll enjoy the new look shop.

Well now, it seems only fair to share with you one of my favourite jokes!!
It's very silly, and if you guys over the pond aren't familiar with this most British of culinary delights, then this will be completely lost on you!!! Ha haaaa.

A young lad, Sidney, starts a work experience placement at London Zoo. On his first day, he's told to report to the head zoo-keeper to be assigned his duties. 
'I need you to go and clean the tropical fish tank, but be very careful, as these are rare species, and extremely valuable', he tells him. Eager to please, Sidney sets about carefully lifting the fish out of the tank, and places them in a bucket of water. He thoroughly cleans the fishtank, and refills it with clean water. To his horror, when he goes to collect the fish, he finds that they're all dead. He doesn't know what to do, so in his panic, he takes the bucket of fish, and throws them over the fence into the lion's enclosure, then hurries off to find the zoo-keeper.
'That was quick, lad - well done', he says to the rather sheepish, Sidney.
'Now, I'd like you to go and give the chimps cage a bit of a sorting out, as it's in a right old mess. You've got to watch them though, because they can be a bit aggressive'.  So, keen to make amends, Sidney sets off to the chimps cage. They're a lively bunch, but he manages to shoosh them out into a holding pen, and he gives their cage a good mucking out.  Feeling rather pleased with his efforts, he opens the door of the holding pen to let them back in to their, now pristine, cage. Oh no! Two of them have been fighting, and they lay there in a bloody mess. Dead-o.  A cold sweat creeps over poor Sidney - what to do??? He scoops them up into his wheelbarrow, and once again, makes his way round to the lion's enclosure, and lobs them over the fence.
Back he slopes to the zoo-keeper.
'You're doing well, son', says the unsuspecting keeper,  'Now if you can just head over to the bee hives, and cut the grass around them. Nice and quietly now, Sid, because they don't like a lot of noise'.
Determined not to have any more accidents, young Sidney gets out the mower and sets about cutting the grass.  He's doing well, but then his foot gets tangled up in the lead, and he trips up, letting go of the mower. Off it trundles, right into one of the hives, with a whirring and splattering and crunching. Oh dear.  What a sticky mess.  Utterly dejected, Sidney scoops up the bee and honey mixture into his barrow, and once more makes his way to the lions.
'The zoo is not the place for me', thinks Sidney, as he sadly trudges off home.

The next morning, a new lion is delivered to the zoo. Keen to make friends, he wanders off to the other lions.
'Hello boys, I'm new. So, what's it like here then?', he asks.
'Not bad really, mate', one of them replies,
'The food's good - yesterday, we had fish, chimps and mushy bees!!!'


Worth the wait?? Not really?!! I did tell you it was very silly!

Well, that's about all from me this time. Thank you again to all of you for entering my little competition, and well done to Sue, Skye, Kimberly and Marcia. I'll look forward to hearing from you with your choices and addresses.
Hopefully, my next post will be coming from my new home, where I'm hoping to attract some new rodent mates. How am I going to be able to bring myself to leave this plucky little soul though???


Till next time then. I hope you're all enjoying some wonderful warm, sunny weather.
Oh, and a big, warm welcome to Nicola, ShellyJo and the very talented Tribalis!!



  1. Cyril is fantastic. Puts on a good show.
    So sad you have to leave him behind.
    Looking forward to seeing the new listings. Good idea to split some stuff up.

    1. Yeah, he's a honey, and I'm not convinced that I will be leaving him here yet!
      I'm sure it is a good idea to split my listings, as it wasn't mine!!!Ha haaa. Hope you like them.


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    1. Yeah, I love'em! Their pointy tales tend to get stuck in my throat though!!

  3. Yeahhh Cyril loves me..., but best not let up stage your cat, he might get a bit diva if he sees how well Cyril performed! I'll have any beads, not fussed cos I love them all. The pairs idea is great, especially for those of us who are a bit skint xxx

    1. Ha haaa, he's a big old diva anyway!! I hope you like your beads - and the new look shop.

  4. Petra you are officially hilarious! Cyril and you are quite a pair! The most unique giveaway winner selection I've ever seen. Congrats ladies! You've got some great new beads and finishes. It'll be exciting to see your new listings this week. Enjoyed your joke too, btw. :)

    1. Even if you didn't get it?!!!!!! Ha haaaa - that's even funnier!
      This week?? Well, hopefully!!!

      xoxoxoxoxox :O)

  5. Hilarious little squirrel too. Such fun videos! :D

    Congrats to the winners...lucky! Cyril doesn't like me because I get mad at the squirrels here who eat our birdseed. ;)

    You made me look up mashed peas. Wasn't familiar with that here...but I do appreciate a good pun filled joke. :)

    1. Ha haaaa - you should try them! Very good for bowel function!!!
      Do you reckon Cyril's cousins over the pond gave him the nod then?
      If you'd like some beads, just say the word - I'd be more than happy to give you a selection in thanks of your continued support.

      xoxoxoxoxo :O)

  6. Congrats to everyone! I know you'll all enjoy your loot! I'm still playing with all mine. Cyril is sooooooooo cute.....how can you leave him behind??? The videos were priceless! I still love Sir Mackie though!

    You're idea to do the sets is fabulous. I'm looking forward to it.

    Enjoyed the joke.....whenever I go on the safari ride at Disney's Animal Kingdom now I'll be giggling!!!

    1. -And Sir Mackie still loves you!!
      I'm not so sure I can leave Cyril behind yet!! I reckon he could make himself a very cosy nest in our new shed!!
      Glad you're having fun with your beads - still!!!

      xoxoxoxo :O)

    2. You have to take Cyril with you! He'll miss you way too much and I'm sure Mack will miss him! He'll love his new home. Can't way to see photos.

  7. Petra you and your chum Cyril are a hoot! Perhaps if you leave the door open on your vehicle, Cyril could just jump in and go with ya! I have bunches of bunnies and chipmunks in my yard. I love watching them scamper around the yard. They are not friendly like Cyril though. I put my veggie peels and such under the deck for them................I feed my friends even if they don't know they are my friends!!

    1. Ha haaa, yes, following the trail of peanuts!! We've got a bunch of wabbits here too, but chipmunks??!!!! Oh wow, they must be great to watch!! I'm sure they're all very grateful for your peelings. It's that peanut butter they just can't resist though!!
      Your beads are on their way to you now - hope you like them.

      xoxoxo :O)

  8. Very cool new element. That one looks like a square one looks like a sugar glazed biscuit, good enough to eat.
    I love the little drop thingies too, this is a great collection and I hope your listing strategy pans out for you. It ought to.
    Thrilled to have won so's I can add a bit of Petrarifficness to my designs.

    1. You'd make a hell of a mess of your teeth if you did!!
      Aww, thanks for the compliments. Your beads are on their way now, and looking forward to working on your bead caps.

      xoxoxoxox :O)

  9. omg- those vids were waaaaay too entertaining! cant believe i sat rapt thru every one! what an elaborate process. im too lazy to even actually print out the names. oh what a flippin cute squirrel. he was so suspicious at 1st and then goes and eats-- a piece of paper!
    oh your new elements are too cute for words! those little color rounds are gorgeous!

  10. He's the bomb, isn't he?? I've just got to talk him into wanting to move house now!
    Really glad you like the new beads - more coming very soon. Sorry little Cyril's bony paws didn't pluck your nut!
    xoxox :O)

  11. Love your creations!! Very bright and beautiful beads and all things!!!
    And that squirrel is like your home pet?)))

  12. Ahahaha! Lots of gigggles from Wales watching your fantastic squirrel friend. What a great idea with the peanuts! Love it! hehehe