Hibernation time

This is possibly my least favourite day of the year.

It goes against all natural instincts to starve your pet for a fortnight then stick him in a Chinese takeaway box in the fridge for six weeks. But I am assured it must be done. My pamphlet on tortoise care states sternly that ‘you cannot cheat nature’, but this doesn’t make me feel much better as I avoid his accusing gaze, tying the lid on his little box so he doesn’t get out and start binge-eating his way through the salad crisper.

Sleep tight, little man.


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2 Responses to Hibernation time

  1. Michael Kilpatrick says:


    Entertaining blog but, your photograph accompanying your comments about the loss of the Admiral Von Tromp trawler is misleading.
    The picture is actually of the “Cretablock”, I shan’t bore you with that vessel was, it’s easily researchable online.
    But suffice to say, it is not the Admiral !

    • indyjols says:

      Hi Michael, and thank you for correcting me! I’d never heard of the Cretablock. Fascinating stuff – I didn’t even know one could make boats out of concrete. I’ll get the blog corrected when I get a chance. Thanks again for visiting the blog, and for introducing me to another bit of local knowledge!

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