Jigsaw day

Today I finished off cutting out the wooden animal templates for the open day. It was a long day, but pretty satisfying when they were all done! Anna drew out some of the templates for me to cut, edited the English language version of the Project website and applied for a job as a London cycle courier for when we get home!

Artist at work

Artist at work

Lunch break!

Lunch break!

Team photo

Team photo

After work we went round to Caro and Lea’s place for a grill (barbecue). Marten was back from his long weekend so he came as well. There was delicious food and beer, and we chatted about films, music and German versus English sayings. We found out that Germans “make an elephant out of a mosquito” instead of a mountain out of a molehill, and they go mad like an elephant in a porcelain shop instead of a bull (maybe a bull elephant?) in a china shop. We also found that someone who digs holes for others soon falls in!

Fully laden grill

Fully laden grill

We got home a bit late, and I definitely had one too many beers, not really looking forward to getting up tomorrow. It hasn’t really struck me yet that this was our last day at a rewilding project, and the last day before we start our journey home. The people at this project are so nice and they’ve welcomed us so warmly here that it feels like a stupid thing to be going already!

– Dave

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