Wednesday, 19 January 2011
I discovered ABC Wednesday last week, when they were on Z of round seven. This week round eight has begun and as it feels like my kinda game I thought I'd play. It's simple enough: each week you have to post something to do with whichever letter has come around. As this is the start of a new round the letter is A. I've had a little look to see what others are doing and it seems there are stories, poems, artworks, photographs and more. Good, I like a remit that's not too strict.
For my first attempt here is something to charm you with,
okay, maybe charm wasn't quite the word. Alienate. A is for alienating armadillo.
I'm not quite sure what went wrong on the day we saw this in a junk shop, but it came home with us. After having the hideous thing on display for a while I wrapped it up in a plastic bag and hid it in a drawer in the attic. It stayed there for years, then sometime last year I noticed it had been found, and put back on the hearth. No problem, husband uses the sitting room as an office at the moment so I never go in there. If he ever gets a proper office he can take the damn thing with him. Meanwhile I'll share it with you in the spirit of: 'a problem shared is a problem halved'.
on its back.
Detail with ear.
Why would you want this in your house?
A mummy and baby in Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery (Glasgow).