This Will Be Fun

This morning I scanned another large batch of colour slides from 1970. In April, six year old Michael was introducing a quizzical Matthew into the legends of The Old West. That same month we awaited the birth of Becky who was to be born on 19th August. Jackie was surprised to see her cigarette, forContinue reading “This Will Be Fun”

Fag Ends

Benjamin Renouf and Tony of Abre Electrical arrived on time this morning to fit a new fusebox, run a power cable to the kitchen from the upstairs circuit, and generally check over our supply. They were quiet, efficient, and wasted no time, although they were here all day. I would certainly use them again. IContinue reading “Fag Ends”

A Woman Paid My Fare

A full moon illuminated the kitchen at 3.30 a.m. this morning.  Somewhat later, but still too early for the sun to have turned the corner, a large fat baby blackbird monopolised the dish on the bird feeder, repelling all other boarders.  It confused us by attacking an adult blackbird that had at first been feeding it. Continue reading “A Woman Paid My Fare”

Have I Simply Gone Mad?

A robin and a blue tit saw off a nuthatch from the bird station.  Really it was the robin who did the business, the tit being like the little kid who eggs on the bully to snatch some of the glory.  The robin then stood guard, looking threatening, while the tit, knowing he didn’t belongContinue reading “Have I Simply Gone Mad?”

The Benefits Of Hearing

A new visitor alighted on the bird table today.  Jackie was able to view this creature from the hide she had constructed in the kitchen.  As usual, as for the would-be panda photographer in the Kitkat television advert, when I arrived with the camera, the bird disappeared.  She had to look it up in DaveContinue reading “The Benefits Of Hearing”