Good to see the folks at Puffin Point have posted up some Puffin Facts.
What they failed to mention is that the genus name Fratercula is derived from Latin and means ‘little brother’, a reference to our smart, if somewhat ecclesiastical, black and white plumage.
Sometimes a Guillemot or a Shag will spot me enjoying a bar of Puffin Point hand-made soap and ask why I don’t use Lifebuoy, Dove or Pure & Natural.
‘Ah!’ I say. ‘Once you’ve flown the Puffin Point way there’s no flying back!’ and show them this:
Reem! Innit! Larvely! I didn’t know Jean Paul Sartre was an Essex Boy! C’est formidable n’est-ce pas?
As a no-nonsense Skomer puffin I don’t hold with these foreign intellectual Johnnies, with their “categorical imperatives” and “epistemic foundations.” Give me a good catch of sand eels, a cosy burrow and Buttercup the Cow to talk to and I’m happy.
But well done Jean Paul for investing in a Beamer, getting his chest hair waxed, and buying Simone de Beauvoir a full body orange spray tan.
‘I used to have this diary and at the bottom of every entry I used to write “please God let me be a popstar.” Everyday.” ~ Jean Paul Sartre when interviewed following the publication of Being and Nothingness.
The Only Way is Existentialism T-shirt is available from puffinpoint.com
My good friend Buttercup, who occupies the field next to our burrow, has fallen victim to health and safety culture. Poor Buttercup! But she’s a nice old bird and doesn’t seem to mind, not even objecting to being made into a T-shirt by puffinpoint.com.
Cheeky T-shirts available from Puffin Point Store are selling like hot sand eels:
I went to the 2011 riots and all I got was this lousy T-shirt
English Riots: Hoodie
Calling all musical puffins! When sitting in your burrows listening to a nice Mozart string quartet, why not do so while wearing an IMSLP T-shirt? The International Music Score Library Project – IMSLP – makes available, free of charge, over 100,000 public domain music scores. Their merchandise – T-shirts, mugs, postcards etc – help fund their server and other costs.
Bucolic scenes are all very well for country puffins but sophisticated puffins-about-town send nothing but gritty urban greetings cards. Wow your friends with Puffin Point’s London series!
Puffins need to keep in touch and sometimes an email or text message just isn’t good enough. Use our beautiful cards to wish someone a happy birthday, to tell them you love them, or to invite them over for a romantic meal of sand eels for two!