Birdy Pick of the Week: Scotland Decides
As most of you know, this here wee blog hatched in London in the summer of 2007. It first took flight from the kitchen table in our flat on Kingsland Road in Haggerston, East London. I wasn’t very impressed with Kingsland Road when we first arrived. But I grew more fond of it over the years, especially when I discovered that it was an ancient Roman road (probably following an even more ancient and well-trodden track) leading north out of the city.
I like to think of Wee Birdy as proudly born and bred in the UK. I’m also proud of my own Anglo-Celtic-Saxon background, with my ancestors lying in graveyards from Cornwall to Glasgow.
England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales. Inside, outside, inside, out. (Did you sing that at school?)
But here I find myself today, writing from Sydney’s bushburbia, far removed the excitement (and obvious tension) as Scotland decides its future. (Rest assured I’ll be glued to the interwebs tonight, awaiting the news.)
I’m so grateful to my loyal UK readers who have stuck by me over the past seven years, so this week’s birdy pick is for you. It’s by Cardiff-based illustrator Suzanne Carpenter, and you can buy her delightful prints (birds! on a stack of mugs!) from her Etsy shop.