Sunday, September 17, 2006

Fish out of water, and in, and out, and in...

I got some goldfish yesterday. Now, the important thing to bear in mind is that they're still alive.

It may be true that I flaunted every rule for settling in fish; there may have been a couple of deluges in the kitchen; and it's possible that the fish have been taken out of their bowl more times than is entirely healthy.

However, they're settling in now. They like to play in the filter bubbles - which is coincidentally what I do with divers' air bubbles when I'm snorkelling. You position yourself above the divers, and you get this fantastic stream of bubbles; it's like being in a glass of champagne.

Anyhoo, they're ensconced in the kitchen happily pootling around to Athlete. All is well with the world :)

2 comments:

Don Amaro said...

Now ... don't you go frying any fish in front of them .... otherwise they get stressed ....

Orlaith said...

Oh dear! That would rule out about 70% of dinners. I feel it's good to have a healthy awareness of our own mortality...