When Britons Croft offered us a budgie, little did we know how it would become such a big part of the daily routine. You may have read that the residents decided to call her Valerie Bluebell, but they also thought she could do with a bit of company.
It was with this in mind Andrew and I accompanied two residents to a local garden centre, who had another budgie for sale. We made straight for the pet’s department and were told that they had only one female left, a lovely Yellow/Green bird, which we promptly purchased and brought back to Valerie Manor as soon as we could.
The new companion for Valerie Bluebell, was eagerly anticipated as residents and staff gathered to welcome the new arrival.
I am very pleased to say that Valerie Bluebell and her new friend Emerald are getting along famously – most of the time!
Valerie Bluebell has also made a name for herself recently by featuring in the local press.