‘. . . and quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle, the magpies said . . . ‘ Denis Glover.

19 May

Stories from my Sketchbook . . .

Tap, tap.  Tap, tap, tap.

I know what it is before I even look up.  There’s a big fat magpie baby peering through the office door . . .

Tap, tap, tap.

He steps back and looks up expectantly.  After a moment, unsure, he looks over his shoulder (past his sibling who is hopping from one foot to the other and chortling excitedly) to mum and dad, awaiting further instructions . . .

. . . quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle . . .

He turns back to the door.  Tap, tap, tap.

Okay, okay, I give in.  Time to raid the college biscuit barrel for a tasty treat for my little magpie family.

They seem particularly fond of the custard creams . . .



Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Uncategorized


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5 responses to “‘. . . and quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle, the magpies said . . . ‘ Denis Glover.

  1. stevetalbot51

    May 19, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Nicely done Sal – but I really like custard creams so can you give them something else maybe?
    Hey, how about those doggie bikkies that are going stale? 🙂


    • sallyinthehaven

      May 20, 2017 at 7:52 am

      Maybe I could give them something else except the custard creams – just for you (but it won’t be the doggie biscuits . . . )

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Jon

    May 19, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    They can have the custard creams! Love the sketch

    Liked by 1 person

  3. C. C. Cedras

    May 19, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Like my birds and squirrels who swarm me each morning when I finally get the bird feeders out…”pardon me, but you need to refill the Niger seed feeder…”

    Liked by 1 person

    • sallyinthehaven

      May 19, 2017 at 8:22 am

      They certainly aren’t backwards in coming forwards that’s for sure. 🙂

      Liked by 3 people


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