Thursday, October 10, 2013

A new species of beetle......

Yesterday I got an envelope postmarked "Goomalling".... never heard of it... had to google it...

I was very worried that someone was sending me dodgy stuff as it had been marked with Australian Border Security and wrapped in plastic...


 I did a funny beetle typed dance when I saw what was in there.... just brilliant...


a few weeks ago I remarked about finding beetles amongst the rhododendrons and between Bev and I we had an email chat about these foreign import beetles that got through the border! 

(Australia is extremely careful about what creatures and plants come through to avoid problems here - I was lucky to get passed!)


.. isn't this just so clever.....


this is a very beautiful beetle as you can see and if you give it a squeeze it smells of lavender!  

Thank you so much Bev.. you made my day... and how nice to have a beetle named after me!

Righto, Gotto Go and make sure that beetle doesn't escape this house...


24 comments:

  1. How clever is Bev! Such a lovely gift for you Fiona.

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  2. Love the thought and creativity.
    My husband had family in Goomalling once upon a time.

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  3. lol what a clever lady Bev is and what a wonderful gift,you are famous now that you have a beetle named after you,lol.xx

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  4. LOL! That is so cute. Bev is so clever. I am sure I caught a glimpse of one of those beetles in your photo.

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  5. What a lovely surprise for you. So creative.

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  6. I don't like bugs of any kind, but this one IS kinda cute.

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  7. Hello Fiona,

    Happy days with your beetle.Glad she arrived back safely.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  8. I always thought you were a rare beastie, Fiona - now Bev has made it official. What a great gift.

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  9. What a fun gift! I've never heard of Goomalling either.

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  10. So lovely of Bev to make this for you, and it is a smart looking beetle at that. I am a dragonfly girl, have them everywhere including a tattoo on me :)

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  11. funnily enough when I started to read Bev's post and saw the beetle's name I immediately though of you straight away! lol I had a giggle when I read on and it was about you....

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  12. How clever is Bev....better check she hasn't escaped LOL!

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  13. This is great fun, and it looks wonderful. Well done Bev, and lucky
    you!

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  14. what a wonderful surprise!! Very creative of Bev.....

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  15. Wow... that beetle is beautiful but scary. I'm a wuss when it comes to bugs! ;o) Bev is very talented and obviously a great friend. Loved your surprise.

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  16. It's lovely and such a good idea.

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  17. What a beautifully personalised gift, it's fabulous. Makes you wonder what customs thought of it, lol

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  18. LOL! How cute and special!! xxx

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  19. How clever! What a gorgeous beetle pincushion, hugs Wendy

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  20. Too cute! Now that is a one of kind creature... what a sweet gift from Bev.

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