In top secrecy, Hilke has been teaching me a new word. So today, when the family were eating together, Sophia said (as she has been for the past few days) that she thought I was saying something like "Menaaa". Hilke smiled and told her that for a few weeks now, the has been teaching me to say "Lemonade". It is not so clear yet, but I will improve, promised!
They say that you get used to everything. This is true, but still we miss our Dandy. We phone to the refugee center regularly to ask about our Dandy, and the answers are always the same: Dandy is still in quarantine but fine, he has adjusted well, he has stopped picking his feathers, he is between other Greys, although still in the same cage on his own. We are not allowed to visit him yet, but we will, as soon as his quarantine period is over!