First: A couple quick updates.
Update 1: Saturday morning I wrangled Rupert into his carrier for his follow-up vet appointment. He's no longer speaking to me, but he got a clean bill of health and I no longer have to wrestle him to get antibiotics in him.
Update2: There won't be any pics of baby starlings I'm afraid. A few days ago, the wind was raging, and it blew the cover off the phone box. Sadly, all the eggs fell out of the nest. Only one was undamaged. I put it back in the nest, and secured the cover again, but it looks like Mama Starling has abandoned the nest.
Now... on to happier stuff...
I've been on the hunt for a strawberry pot for a few years. Most places had no idea what I was talking about - a few did, but said they hadn't seen any for years. I guess they just weren't popular any more. But the day Mom and I went hunting for succulents, we found one. I'm not sure why I didn't buy it that day, but Mom was kind enough to go and pick it up for me last week.
Usually I only get a handful in the first crop (they are ever-bearing so I get berries from June-July, then again from late August right through to October), but the bushes are absolutely covered.
We've still got weeks to go before anything will be ready to eat... but I'm already getting hungry.