WildlifeKate Christmas

Hopefully everyone is recovering from the festivities and enjoying the gifts they received. Of course, my gifts are invariably on a wildlife theme and this year was no exception! Another year’s subscription to BBC Wildlife Magazine is a regular (and best ever) gift as I read this magazine from cover to cover and love the photography too. As part of my subscription, I always get the Wildlife photographer of the Year Portfolio Book, which is a joy to browse and inspire you for the coming year……

My kids brought me The Frozen Planet Book (I bet loads of my followers also received this!) and the photography in this is as spectacular (almost) as the series…. another wildlife title to add to my collection!

My daughter also bought me something that took me right back to being a child… a ‘BIRDMOBILE’ Card sculpture of a lesser spotted woodpecker. I had a number of these hanging in my bedroom when I was young and I happened to see them on the Internet. Pretty old fashioned, I suppose, these come as a flat kit to cut out and make up a 3D model of a bird in flight. There are quite a few in the series, and I am pretty sure I had about 5 of these.

I might have a go at making this tonight and then have a feeling I might want some more…. the small ones are only a couple of pounds each.. and are all life-size. There is an osprey… yes life size and that is £30… a lot of cutting and sticking but would look pretty darn impressive I think. I may settle for the nuthatch, robin, swallow or little owl though. I’ll post a picture of the finished model.