Chief spent a good chunk of last month in Cyprus with work. Early on into the trip he told me he'd got me a special present. He'd picked it up near the Akrotiri salt lake, where he went to take pictures of the birds that hang out there. Even though it didn't cost a penny, I was so excited when he told me about it. He put it away somewhere safe and then promptly forgot where that was! (this is something Chief does quite often which is why I also got one of last years Christmas presents this trip too.)
Walking back towards the car from Shotover I happened to ask him if he'd found it. He said, no and he was upset that he'd managed to lose it. Then he said, even though he'd looked everywhere, he hadn't looked in his wallet. So stood in the middle of a field he got out his wallet and proceeded to check it and voila! He found the feather. Not just any feather. A flamingo feather.