A very GOOD morning to all :)
LINDY '' Thanks for the link to a good laugh! Yes, I know the pics of the willow animals are a bit unclear: I think the big one is supposed to be a lamb and yes, the other one is a peacock!''
ooops ! sorry poodle/ lamb oh well. I got it right about the peacock !! amazing . Enjoyed the quotes thank you. Where DO you source all this stuff, you're amazing.
Yes, me too MARGO - get better soon and HEATHER you too - backs usually take such a long time to strengthen unfortunately.
Patricia - did I read your dog did well in agility ? Great stuff.
Hello to Eagle Eye : (OG :) )
Good morning Cirrus, nice to see you.
Good Morning All: Nice to have Cirrus and Clare on here again.
OG: Hope that sharing a pc does not end in divorce - lesser things have caused one!
After my moaning about the dull weather yesterday, it did brighten up and my OH washed the cars and tidied up the lawn. I decided to clean the kitchen floor which had annoyed me all weekend, and when it was mopped and shiny, went off to do something else. When I came back, I crossed the spotless floor to the fridge to get something out, and knocked a carton of yoghourt out - as it fell, it split and splattered my trousers and sandals, then threw itself in a diagonal of pink (it was strawberry flavour) right across several feet of the clean tiles. <SIGH> Wiped it up with a cloth and changed the trousers, after uttering a few "swearywords". Buzz came around too late to lick up any remainders. He would have been quicker once, but is now so deaf I can walk around him in the hall without waking him up as I used to.
Our neighbours across the road and a little way down are away, and last night their Alarm went off with much light flashing and a piercing noise, but we just waited for it to go quiet - which it did, after about half an hour or so. Grateful it did not continue as it was bedtime. Presume that the other half of the semi detached had a look around the back garden for prowlers etc. (must have been even noisier for them).
Amused this morning to see that Virgin Airlines are going to put on a new service several times daily from Manchester to Heathrow - Richard Branson's revenge for not getting the railway concession.
More flower show pics later, if I can get away from the chores. Have a good day, All.
Good morning all Bright here this morning but heavy showers with the possibility of thunder forecast. I shall have to chance taking Fly for a walk anyway, as she didn't get one yesterday (had hurt one leg chasing a toy). There is a severe weather warning in force but I'm hoping the Met Office has got it wrong!
Margo Hope you are now feeling much better. I always think it's worse to feel unwell in summer, when we all hopee to get out and about. Do take care.
Good Morning ALL. We saw an osprey fly over our back garden this morning heading to the coast. No photograph to prove it I am sorry to say. but we definitely know what we saw. A lovely start to our day. Nothing local showing on Bird Guides yet.
Brother's OH was taken into a local hospital Monday evening as she had internal bleeding but all has now been repaired with extra stitches and she has been told to rest more than she has been doing. She will be back home later today.
Margo, Sorry you have been so ill. I hope the cooler temperatures are helping with your recovery.
Diane, Good to hear you enjoyed your Birthday time in the forest. I am sure you must have plenty to tell us.
Linda, Thanks for the Smiles. I can see truth in all of them. Your kitchen fiasco does sound funny, when it is not me who has to clean the floor twice !! It is surprising, when you spill something, just how much of the floor and surrounding area it can cover. Burnt pan, kitchen spillage, neighbour's alarm - you have had the three things now.
OG,Sorry about your computer. I would guess that Eagle-Eye will be the loser when it comes to possession of his computer :-)) I can't say that I am used to my Apple yet. If I want to do something quickly, I still revert to my old laptop, which is still plodding along.
Heather, Hope your back is improving, although it does sound very painful.
Our road has been repaired at both extreme ends of the village but nothing done in the middle, where there are whopping big pot holes.
The sun is now shining after a cloudy start 23.2c
For information, wearing my 'Neighbourhood Watch' hat, I just sent this to Surrey Police. I hope you find it useful.
"I just heard about a simple way to control repeat scam phone calls. After receiving an undesired call and if one has Caller Display, store the number in the phone and give the caller a name like SCAM or similar. Then when the caller rings again, up pops SCAM on your phone and then you just let it ring. Most people who get these calls have TPS (Telephone Preference Service), but as you know that service only works with companies who play by the rules. I still get ‘International call’ and ‘Out of Area’ scammers, but these are more difficult to stop.
jsb"I just heard about a simple way to control repeat scam phone calls. After receiving an undesired call and if one has Caller Display, store the number in the phone and give the caller a name like SCAM or similar. Then when the caller rings again, up pops SCAM on your phone and then you just let it ring.
That is exactly the technique that I have been using for some time.
jsb : Thanks for the info re storing unwanted calls under SCAM. I am a member of TPS but as you say we still get the occasional rogue call.
Brenda : Well done seeing the osprey from the garden. Never seen one from our garden but I have seen a red kite a couple of times.
OG : Glad you are you again . It saves any confusion. LOL
Heather : Sorry your back is still painfull and OH s wrist.
Linda : We are always hearing alarms going off and wonder why no one bothers to see if it really is a break in. Saying that we have an alarm too. Sorry about the kitchen floor/yoghurt saga.
Patricia : Sorry fly hurt his leg. I hope you managed a walk despite the weather.
Thanks to everyone else for the chat etc.
Managed a visit to Manton Bay this morning despite the iffy weather forecast. Lots of tufties about again today and also hundreds of coots. The 2 GCG s are building another nest. They just dont give up. The swans have moved out of the bay but lots of cormorants and terns around. Also the entire osprey family were there all morning. Did not manage to get my seat in the hide but I was second today and it was fairly quiet until the main swarm of visitors arrived just as I was leaving. Some non osprey pics:
Grebes building another nest:
Fairly distant pic of GCG chick:
The cormorants look very amusing ALAN
I'm back again after going out for food, and then returning and attacking some dust around the house: what causes it, goodness knows.
patricia: Sorry to hear that Fly hurt a leg: hopes its better today.
Brenda: Laughed about the "3 things" theory: actually, its probably four, as when I hastily picked up the hot empty pan in horror, I dropped it back onto the side of the worktop by the stove and left two burn marks! Had to look abject when I told my OH as if anyone remembers, some months ago I put something hot on the other side of the stove and ruined the worktop there - I put one of those glass worktop savers on the marks, to hide them. Now I have both sides looking uncared for: it will be a while, but we have already said we will replace the worktops eventually as I was disappointed in them when we had it done some years ago. Keeping a house looking reasonable seems rather a "Forth Bridge" as we never seem to get to the end of things to mend.
Alan: Love the dancing Cormorants - one looks rather like Brucie to me, now I think about it!! Those GC Grebes are very persistent - will it be too late for them to have chicks now or do they breed all year round?
Here are some more pics from the Flower Show: I nearly forgot to put on the winners of the Flowerbed Competition - this sport is Surfing, and it won the Gold Medal from the RHS because it was so well done - they really looked like waves and surf and such a lot had gone into it.
~ ~ This is an entry in homage to King Canute, as the Flower Show is held in Knutsford, Cheshire, where there seems to be a tenuous link to King Canute although when researched, no-one really seems to know what it is! Its thought that perhaps he stopped there once on his way to somewhere and crossed a ford, but then who knows! This was a striking exhibit, really huge and the cape he is wearing is made of some kind of metallic material, with lots of blue & white flowers waving in front of him (the ford?)
ps: My OH said No, I could not buy the greenhouse you can see behind King C. in the last picture!
It looked much more attractive than most greenhouses do in the garden, but of course it would be impossible to get replacement windows if you broke one of them I expect.
"2 vultures in the desert eating a dead clown. One turns to the other and asks 'Does this taste funny to you?' "
Don't give up the day job, ALAN LOL
HO HO HO Alan - I'm sure I read that one in a Christmas Cracker!!!!!!!!!!
Another Christmas cracker joke:
"Cambridgeshire Police confirm the arrest of a man who fell into a combine harvester whilst trying to steal it. He is due to be bailed tomorrow."
Whatever, they made me laugh. Anymore Alan ?