In previous years we've had half-hearted or accidental themes for the names of our lambs. We've tried the practical such as cuts of meat (we still have the cuddly Chops) - and we've had spring flowers (Daffodil, Snowdrop etc). We've had the whimsical Baary and Woolly and we have used identifying marks such as Patch, Red Dot and One Spot. We've had Horse (because she was huge) and Peanuts because she had little horns like... well, I'm sure you get the picture.
This year, however, we are organised. This year the lambs are being named after Formula One drivers in the order they finished in last year's world championships (I'm a bit of an F1 fan). So, as their namesakes raced in circles in the 2011 season opener in Melbourne, we eagerly awaited the arrival of Number One.
Don't be put off by the sleepy appearance. Sebastian arrived fast, alone, efficient and first. By miles. Eventually followed by:
|Fernando and Alonso.|
No problems. No drama. Fernando and Alonso just got the job done. They are expected to make good solid progress and provide no cause for concern.
|Mark and Webber.|
Mark and Webber arrived okay but they now are restless. They seem unhappy with their current accommodation and keep making angst-ridden bids for freedom. At the moment they're inclined to bother Fernando and Alonso and bleat at whoever will listen.
|Lewis and Hamilton.|
More to follow...