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Exciting purchases - not!

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Mummy has recently come to the conclusion that she needs to get out more. There are various factors which have led her to this conclusion, not least her latest purchases. It is indeed a sad day when the arrival of a small white package bought on Amazon and containing dandelion seeds (diente de león) and another containing 'tortoise food' seeds, cause great excitement in the Aranguren Smedley household. Yet they did! Mummy now needs to devise a cunning plan for how to distribute the 1000 dandelion/1000 tortoise food seeds across the many planters on the terrace and in Txomin and Arthur's house itself. Mummy is not sure how loving husband will feel about the expensive planters that she convinced him were essential and much better than your bog-standard plastic ones, being filled with weeds - but she has some months to work on him before they grow and he actually notices so. At least Txomin and Arthur will be happy as dandelions are one of their favourite foods of all time - and that's what counts isn't it?!

Her other recent purchase, was straw! Yes, that's right, a bag of compressed straw, which will be used to fill the wooden house ready for their imminent hibernation. There was even a choice of straw - ones that are rather tasty and they may be prone to eating, or ones that will provide a drier, less tasty sleeping environment - of course, knowing what porkers the boys are, mummy went for the least appetizing option.

Mummy has therefore, decided that she needs a night out or at least change her Amazon searches to something a bit more exciting. Sadly, though, the next package due to arrive, is a bag of reptile orchid bark, oh dear...