On the islands the artificial insemination programme is finished. We had to keep the inseminated ewes in quarantine for 4 days after the insemination because one of the required results for the semen had not been received. We were allowed to go on with the programme because the disease the semen was getting tested for is I believe now very rare and the vets were as confident as you can be that the results would be negative. If there had been a problem the ewes would have all had to be aborted. Thankfully it didn't come to that. Now we have to wait until they can be scanned to see how many of the ewes got in lamb. With the use of frozen semen the results are only expected to be about 60%. Those not in lamb will then be put to a Samm ram to be covered naturally.
House wise the new kitchen is now all insulated and plaster boarded. They are now in the process of plastering. Plastering is new to Christopher but it appears to be going okay.
This week was our daughter Tiphanie's 23rd birthday. I really, really wanted to send her a chocolate tower but she is currently in training to represent the Falklands at the small island games on the Isle of Wight. She will be playing badminton and has been training hard since she found out she had been selected. I thought it would be unfair to send her chocolates as she has lost a stone in weight in preparation so instead I sent her a fruit basket. What a shame you can't get fruit towers.
Lastly for entertainment tonight we have the Eurovision song contest. I believe Jedwood are being tipped to come second. Entertain they can, sing, I'm not so sure. My favourite programme on at the moment is the Apprentice. So many big egos.