Oops. I jumped the gun.
There is always one isn't there? The one who always rushes forward and does everything at breakneck speed, without paying any regard for what it is that she is 'supposed' to be doing. The one who then has to put up her hand and apologise for getting it wrong because she was too eager to listen properly to start with. I see my behaviour has changed little from being a wee girl then! I have always been a pressie-squeezer and I even list it as one of my hobbies, so it is no wonder then that I went and opened up my bundles for this Disintegration Collaboration that Seth has been running over on his The Altered Page blog. I can hear Michael Caine saying ' you were only supposed to blow the ' yada,yada, yada..... only in my case, I was 'only supposed to photo' my bundles today and not open them. Ho hum!
Ugh! And a grotty ol' business it was too. One thing I noticed straight away was the bundle I half-buried came out relatively unscathed and still whole; I had thought this one would be alot soggier and eaten away but it looks pretty much the same as when it went in. The bundle that I hung up for Mother Nature to do her best on, had gone true to form and had almost disintegrated away in one corner. We have had some fairly fierce weather here at times so that was no shock, infact I had to rehang it twice over the months due to the wind trying to liberate it. As you can see from the photos in this bundle almost everything has changed state, with two noticeable exceptions. Firstly and foremost, the Teddy made it! It may look a little grubbier, but thanks to the wholly melted wash powder tablets he smells lovely. The second one is quite bizarre and I think maybe science should find an alternate use for this material- check out the gluten free fruit loaf! Apart from the fact I tore the foodstuff as I opened the wrapping up, it is virtually indistinguishable from when it first went in. Earthquake-proof housing could be made from this material or soft play areas for children springs to mind too. A wonder stuff no less- as long as you don't have to eat it.
And can you see the little visitor to the bundle? I was happily snapping away when this small beetle showed himself. He is now safely back in the garden living off what he should be rather than that which I provided. Seems like everyone wants to join in with Seth's fantastic collaborative effort!