Haven't been watching Dyfi but just checked in and the one chick that I can see looks ok.
Terrible situation in Wales. I know someone who's camping in Wales but don't know just where.
Hello! - Its me again, rushing in to say Hi to you all. I don't know, we seem to be even busier now we are officially 'retired', although my OH hates not being busy and I keep having to find things for him to do! So far he has mended several small annoying things around the house and cleaned all of the fixed to the ceiling light fittings everywhere, to save me having to climb up to them. Yesterday we were watching the recording of the Queens River Pageant, which we had missed at the time, when just about everything electrical in the house came to a halt - we had to turn everything off and work out what it was that had overloaded the system. It turned out to be the heating boiler which has for some reason not got enough water in it, so it had turned itself off as a precaution to avoid damage, and then fused everything. Thank goodness my OH was at home. He dealt with it and now it seems OK and normal: we have been having the heating on as a treat, as we have been so cold!! in June!!!
So sorry for those flooded out in Wales - its heartbreaking to see the poor caravans up to their sides in water, and the houses where the water is flowing right through the front door. I do hope they get some sort of Government handout later, to start again, especially those who have lost most of everything in their homes. If not, perhaps the wonderful British public will get up some sort of fund for them.
To cheer us up, here are some pics I took in the garden last week before we had all this rain: some clematis which we only planted last year:
(they are amongst an older more vigorous clematis (Montana) which is against the house) - and now one we planted last year too, up the Plum tree:
- we thought this one had died and then it popped up and surprised us, so that was especially nice! The flowers are huge!
Sunny start, wet middle with thunder, balmy evening! J and I both went onto the doorstep to inhale the fresh rain after the thunder even while it was still raining! All been doing indoor tasks today – and checking on Dyfi nest.
Patricia – pleased the grass was not too wet for mower man. Pleased OH is doing well and reduced to twice weekly checks by the nurse.
Annette – sounds like a quiet weekend to prepare you for jury service – I hope you won’t be called for a long case. J is okay with the current work and is surprisingly calm about all the timetable hassle, although uncertainty usually upsets him – doesn’t know what will happen after end of this term on 4th July.
AQ – sorry you have it cold, but it is winter!
Dibnlib – I do hope your throat and snuffles will not develop into any nasty virus – as you say, good to get it over and done before the wedding.
Linda – lovely bright Clematis(es)! (Is Clematis the plural same as the singular?)
Some holiday photos from two weeks ago today – was it really that long ago?
Loch of the Lowes - there were several Grebes around:
GSW was busy (they had a family to feed):
A nice Chaffinch:
Osprey nest in the landscape setting:
Laddie after delivering fish:
Sunset from our patio at B&B:
Ospreys Rule OK, but Goldfinches come a close second!
Brilliant photos OG.
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