Puddings & Toyboys

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Autumn Banner 2020

I am pleased to report that Perry, Lennie & our dearly departed Dalai, feature on the autumn-themed banner of a budgerigars forum!

There is a competition each season to select a new banner, with the winner voted for by the members.  The following is the winner:

 

You can see it has a Shakespearean, three witches theme, with, appropriately, three budgies looking like they are cooking up some trouble.

The banner can be seen in situ here: http://budgerigarsforum.proboards.com/ over autumn.  Do take a look & have a browse around the friendly & informative forum. 🙂

 

Summer Banner 2020

I am very proud to report that though they are no longer with us, Cagney & Bezukhov feature on the summer-themed banner of a budgerigars forum!

There is a competition each season to select a new banner, with the winner voted for by the members.  The following is the winner:

 

The budgies are (L to R):

  • Custard under the umbrella,
  • Feathered Fiends Billybob & Hector under the palm tree,
  • our dear Bezukhov & Cagney,
  • Sansa, Strudel & Spyro frolicking in the sea,
  • Sharing sausages, Marshall with the rubber ring & his brother Ian looking very glamorous in the straw hat.

 

The banner can be seen in situ here: http://budgerigarsforum.proboards.com/ over summer.  Do take a look & have a browse around the friendly & informative forum. 🙂

 

Christmas banner 2019!

I am very proud to report that both Perry & Lennie feature on the Christmas banner of a budgerigars forum, alongside our dearly departed Phineas.

The competition was tough so it was an honour to win.  Here is the winning entry:

Christmas banner 2019

 

You can see it features 8 festive & feathery reindeers.

From left to right we have Phineas, Perry, Lennie/Rudolph, Bimbo, & feathered fiends’  Monty, Roswell, JoJo & Snowy.

The banner can be seen in situ here: http://budgerigarsforum.proboards.com/ over the Christmas period.  Do take a look & have a browse around the friendly & informative forum🙂

Summer banner

I am very proud to report that follower rosebudgie’s dearly departed Ian & Marshall feature on the summer-themed banner of the budgerigars forum!

There is a competition each season to select a new banner, with the winner voted for by the members.  The following is the winner:

 

As you can see, it shows Ian & Marshall travelling the world on their summer holiday.  It can be seen in situ here: http://budgerigarsforum.proboards.com/ until the end of September.  Do take a look & have a browse around the friendly & informative forum.

Social media, feasting and a prize!

I joined Instagram recently (@onesweetiepea) & took part in the Instagram challenge #12daysoffolksy.

Folksy is the home of British Craft, where you will find thousands of beautifully designed creations – all made by clever hands crafting away across the UK.  They set up an Instagram challenge to help promote Folksy, promote its sellers (& others!) & to have a bit of fun!

I am a new Folksy seller & you can imagine that some of my items are inspired by birds or bird-related (link to my shop is at the bottom of this page).  Naturally, I used some of the chosen themes to ‘promote’ my birds!  Day 10 was ‘Feast’, so I posted a picture of Dalai, Perry & Lennie feasting on red millet:

Dalai, Lennie & Blurry Perry

 

I was delighted to find that they won a prize for the best animal-themed post for Day 10!  They had more red millet to celebrate!

The eagle-eyed amongst you will have recognised the above photo from a previous post in 2017.  (Click here to see that post).  The slight sadness in this is that the red millet was in celebration of Bezukhov’s 7th birthday & you can see him in the photos in the original post.  So, I feel he deserves a mention too, given that had he not had a 7th birthday, they would not have had that millet & therefore the photos would not have been taken & the prize not won!  So we give big thanks to our dearest, departed friend, Bezukhov.

You can also see in the photo that Dalai had his troublesome feather!

 

Autumn Banner 2016

We have won the banner competition on the budgerigars forum.  It is a bittersweet victory; we are very pleased & proud to have won, yet sad that we lost Phineas in the time between submitting the banner & winning the competition.

There is a competition each season to select a new banner, with the winner voted for by the members.  The theme was Autumn.  In the northern hemisphere, Autumn usually means back to school, so I used this idea & came up with the following:

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The budgie stars are (L to R): Bezukhov, Cagney, Phineas & Feathered Fiends’ Monty.

It can be seen in situ here: http://budgerigarsforum.proboards.com/ for the next few months.  Do take a look & have a browse around the friendly & informative forum. 🙂

 

 

Spring Banner

I am very proud to report that Thomas features on the spring-themed banner of a budgerigars forum!  The banner has forget-me-nots to represent dearly departed budgies to show we will forget-them-not.

There is a competition each season to select a new banner, with the winner voted for by the members.  The following is the winner:

sweetpea_banner2-spring

 

The beautiful budgies are (L to R): Bennie, Abbie, Monty, Alfie & Thomas.

It can be seen in situ here: http://budgerigarsforum.proboards.com/ for the next few months.  Do take a look & have a browse around the friendly & informative forum. 🙂

 

 

Christmas banner!

I am very proud to report that Cagney, Bezukhov & Phineas feature on the Christmas banner of a budgerigars forum!

The competition was very tough so it was an honour to win.  Here is the winning entry:

sweetpea_banner-xmas2

 

From left to right we have Custard, Bezukhov, Cagney, George & Phineas.  It is thought that Phineas wrote the letter to Santa & yes, he does need some skooling…

The banner can be seen in situ here: http://budgerigarsforum.proboards.com/ until the 27th December 2015.  Do take a look & have a browse around the friendly & informative forum. 🙂

 

Autumn banner

I am very proud to report that follower rosebudgie’s sharing sausages feature on the autumn-themed banner of the budgerigars forum!

There is a competition each season to select a new banner, with the winner voted for by the members.  The following is the winner:

Autumn banner 2015

Autumn banner 2015

 

It can be seen in situ here: http://budgerigarsforum.proboards.com/ until the 20th December 2015.  Do take a look & have a browse around the friendly & informative forum. 🙂

 

 

 

Fame!!!

I am very proud to report that Cagney, Bezukhov & Phineas feature on the summer-themed banner of a budgerigars forum!

There is a competition each season to select a new banner, with the winner voted for by the members.  The following is the winner:

Summer Banner 2015

Summer Banner 2015

 

It can be seen in situ here: http://budgerigarsforum.proboards.com/ until the 27th September 2015.  Do take a look & have a browse around the friendly & informative forum. 🙂

For non-UK readers who may be perplexed at the sight of budgies with knotted handkerchiefs on their heads, this is what Wikipedia says:

In the United Kingdom, the habit of wearing a handkerchief with tied corners on one’s head at the beach has become a seaside postcard stereotype, referenced by the Gumby characters in Monty Python’s Flying Circus.