Good things only #5: last week’s highlights

It’s been a long time since I’ve written a “good things only” post. But last week had a few highlights I wanted to record.

On Thursday on my evening walk I noticed a bat hanging on the top strand of the barbed-wire fence. One prong of wire had gone through a wing and it was pretty well stuck. I thought it was dead, especially given it had been a really hot day and it must have been there since the previous night.ย  But when I started trying to get it loose, thinking I’d take it home for the kids to see, it turned its head and opened its mouth at me. I managed to get it loose and took it back to the house where it had a drink of water from an egg cup before flying away. I’d never held a bat before, or even seen one that close up. It was such a tiny, beautiful creature.


Then on Friday I got an unusual compliment. I think it was a compliment, anyway. As I was coming out of my office, someone knocking on the next door said “I like you hair! It’s the same colour as the undercoat on the F-35”. Which says something about my workplace… it may be frustrating to the point of infuriating at times, but it’s generally interesting at least.

Sunday was the Goulburn poultry auction. What more need be said? What could more exciting than that?ย  Even if none of the birds I bought can fly.ย  ๐Ÿ˜€



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9 responses to “Good things only #5: last week’s highlights

  1. Nice to see a Good Things Only back on the screen. When I get the energy to blog again I would like to do the same. For a while I am writing for a job, it has depleted my creative reserves. That doesnโ€™t mean it has depleted my capacity for appreciation though. I have been storing your writing so I can enjoy it when I am ready. That must be now because I have just started to dip in. It really is very fine.

  2. Love it! The bat, the compliment and the auction. What a great week!

  3. Bats are fascinating creatures but not sure I would hold one! Glad you rescued it ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I would have been more careful if I’d known it was alive. Actually, I really shouldn’t have handled it as bats carry a virus like rabies in Australia. I was just reading about it – it’s really uncommon for humans to be infected because it’s only from bites or scratches, but it’s fatal. Lucky it didn’t bite me!

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