February 22nd – Depression

Today’s topic was prompted by this photo of the 4 legged children over the weekend. As you can see, they are looking pretty sorry for themselves, despite having just been fed and walked. The weather over the weekend was grey and damp, but today is completely different with spring sunshine and a warmth we haven’tContinue reading “February 22nd – Depression”

Feb 1st – Fishing line to SAVE fish???

As you may have gathered from previous posts, we love nature and all sorts of animals. We have many bird feeders around the garden, but there’s one type of bird that isn’t quite as welcome… The Heron. When we opened our curtains a few days ago, we had one doing a spot of fishing inContinue reading “Feb 1st – Fishing line to SAVE fish???”

January 26th – New passport

My new passport arrived this morning (not that I’ll be using it anytime soon), but at least it’s here, as the old one would have expired in August 21. Obviously, it is different from the old EU one, but you’ll be pleased to know that the photo in it is as hideous as most people’sContinue reading “January 26th – New passport”

Jan 7th – When the path isn’t clear

Today’s photo is from a very foggy dog walk this morning. It got me thinking about today’s post, and the similarities between this weather and the uncertainties facing us all during our lives. Just like a foggy day, many people sometimes struggle to see where they are going in their lives, especially during the CovidContinue reading “Jan 7th – When the path isn’t clear”

Jan 6th – Lockdown day …

Well, I should have been playing golf today, but alas, like the rest of the country, it’s an indoor day. So what to do??? Well, there’s an old saying that ‘variety is the spice of life’ and so I cooked a bit of breakfast after walking the woofers, cleaned up and noticed lots of birdsContinue reading “Jan 6th – Lockdown day …”

Jan 1st, 2021!! -Time to reflect

Happy New Year everyone. Today’s picture is of Alfie, taking time out from his hectic schedule of walking. eating, playing and sleeping, to reflect back on the past year. Alfie reports that 2020 wasn’t so bad for him. He got to travel around Europe in January, February and part of March. When he got homeContinue reading “Jan 1st, 2021!! -Time to reflect”

December 25th – Happy Christmas!

Today’s picture is of the sunsetting on a very different Christmas day. Christmas for me is a time for giving and sharing, difficult this year with the covid restrictions in place, but I’m a firm believer that in order to appreciate good things we need to have a little time when things don’t go toContinue reading “December 25th – Happy Christmas!”

December 12th – Lock Down

So it’s not just humans in lock down…. Today’s project was erecting a poly-tunnel for our chickens. It follows outbreaks of a “highly pathogenic” H5N8 strain of bird flu which has come over from Europe recently, resulting in all poultry needing to be kept under cover. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/avian-influenza-bird-flu-in-europe I ordered the tunnel online, but unfortunately it arrivedContinue reading “December 12th – Lock Down”

December 7th – Robin wreath

She’s been at it again, the clever Mrs L, with her felting hobby, making this lovely wreath from un-spun wool. But where did the Christmas wreath tradition start, and where does the Robin fit in to the Christmas tradition? The keeping of an Advent wreath is a common practice in homes or churches. The concept ofContinue reading “December 7th – Robin wreath”

December 5th – Christmas & cards

So we have made it to December!! We don’t normally put up the Xmas decorations until a week before Christmas but 2020 has been a bit different with Covid, and so we bit the bullet to brighten up the place. Recently there has been much debate regarding trees, CO2 and our planet and rightly soContinue reading “December 5th – Christmas & cards”