The Scourge Of The City

8 Oct

scourge the seagull

I did this drawing of a seagull a couple of weeks ago at Swansea Museum from a stuffed seagull in the Museum’s stores. I think it’s a herring gull (but I’m not sure). If it is, then it’s on the conservation danger list, which surprises me because there are thousands of them around here. They’re the scourge of the city’s bin collectors as they rip open black bags and raid them, spreading rubbish all over the street. It’s a spectator sport in the city centre, watching them snatch food from people ambling along, eating in the street.

chocolate all in one sponge

 

Talking of eating, I was having visitors round earlier so I baked a cake. A quick and easy chocolate all-in-one sponge, flavoured with freshly grated orange rind and iced with chocolate buttercream, which I make with Welsh salt butter, icing sugar, cocoa and a splash of vanilla. I kept it well away from seagulls.

2 Responses to “The Scourge Of The City”

  1. Alli Farkas October 11, 2019 at 19:29 #

    Can’t tell one gull from another, all I know is that they are incredibly fierce and possessive when it comes to stealing food. Wouldn’t want to get in one’s way!

    • Rosie Scribblah October 12, 2019 at 10:27 #

      They hang out outside MacDonald’s, snatching burgers. That’s why they’re so HUGE!

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