Evening/morning all: Happy Jubilee Sunday to everyone! CNN is broadcasting the Thames parade early Sunday morning and I’ll be there with my cup of coffee. I remember we had a huge block party the day of her Coronation back. I was in some kind of race and fell over and went wailing home with a bloody knee. Have to say the Queen has been through a lot over the decades (probably like the rest of us), what with family ups and downs, so am feeling quite sympathetic toward her these days (at least our family dramas didn’t show up on the front pages of the world’s newspaper! Have now caught up with the last week’s chat, though will restrain myself from commenting on all posts. :-)
Lindybird: Love your patriotic Union Jack. We have to clean out our fountain every two weeks in the summer, although we did get some anti-algae/fish-and-bird friendly stuff to add that helps keep it clean. Wow – that’s a lot of bees in your neighborhood; good they didn’t like the accommodations.
Cirrus: Thanks for your May 28 primer on e-mail notifications!
NiteOwl: Good to see you back and doing well. Hurray!
Margo: Maybe you should have Billie outfitted with one of those electronic thingies that alerts you when she roams too far. :-) I like Civics – we have an Accord which has never given us a minute’s trouble (maybe I shouldn’t have said that!) Enjoy the Chinese take out with your neighbor.
Alicat: We try to remember to put sun lotion on Lightning’s ears (she’s all white). Apparently they’re susceptible to skin cancer there.
Alan: Brilliant video of the eagle rescue – people can be amazingly good at times. Wonder how the bird is doing (I see the rescue was in May).
Diane: Oh boo – sorry about the bunnies unhappy fate. Still, hope the fox’s leg heals. That Dyfi cam is Wonderful. Wouldn’t it be nice……. Deerflies? Ugh. Hope you convinced those wasps to move on.
AQ: Sounds like you’re making good progress with that knee – doing all the exercises no doubt. How exciting to be able to drive again! I went to the rose garden this morning and hit a few estate/garage sales en route. One of the estate sale houses must’ve belonged to an older couple – one of the folks holding the sale told me “he” had died. I don’t know if the people selling the stuff were their kids, but they didn’t organize the sale at all – just left everything in the cupboards, closets, and even the kitchen drawers and let people rummage through them freely. I found it sad; I wouldn’t want strangers sorting through my cupboards, etc…. There was a rose in a pot in the garden, but when I tried to lift it I found it had put down very strong roots into the ground, so left it there. I suppose they’re making that penguin find her own way home so they can say they didn’t interfere with the natural state of things.
Heather: Awful to hear about bad car accidents. We have an “accident prone” road here. It’s the 154 up over the pass into the Santa Ynez Valley; it’s narrow and winding but that doesn’t stop the idiots from speeding and crossing the lines on the bends. Someone’s always going over the edge… Good that you stuck to your guns re your neighbor, but must be tempting to ask what they’re planning to organize for her care.
Had good and very busy visit with family with only a couple of blips. Will post Delilah pix in the next few days.
Thanks EVERYONE for news and especially great pix posted over the last week. Sorry I’ve had to just read and not respond to all but so pleased to see folks on here. Also great to hear that several people were able to meet up and look forward to photos when Eagle-Eye has the chance.
Ignore this post; just trying to bump it up in the list.
HAPPY NEW WEEK! The full moon is Monday.
Bring and share lunch at church today so have just made a fruit salad to take down. It will be a jubilee thanksgiving service. A few of our members are down in London to watch the pageant and go to the concert. Feeling a bit envious of them. Shame about the weather in London, it appears we will have the best of the weather in Scotland - but we did wake up to rain.
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Good Morning: Dull and drizzly here, and it certainly doesnt look good for the weather in London for all the celebrations etc. Folks interviewed at breakfast time who are involved in the River Pageant didn't seem downhearted though "we are British, we are used to the rain" etc.
I have a quiche in the oven (two in fact as there was enough leftover to make another small one for ourselves) and my OH is busy blowing up some red, white and blue balloons to hang in the marquee which our neighbours have managed to erect in their smallish driveway ready for our Street Party this afternoon. My OH and our Youngest climbed ladders yesterday to hang bunting across the street and put Union Jacks on the lamposts, so we are going to be ready for fun whatever the weather does later today. My only regret is I would have liked to sit down to a wallow in watching all of the River Pageant myself, and its hours long, but we shall be in the middle of the party at the time. Shall record it so as not to miss a minute of it, and watch later.
Our little Family arrived yesterday with a very shy Grandson, who has not seen us for a while: however Grandad soon had him smiling and they were playing together on the floor. He had a disrupted sleep last night as he knew he was somewhere not at home, so is bound to be tired this afternoon. Son & d. in Law have just taken him out for a trip to a local childrens indoor play area.
dibnlib & Diane: Loved all the pics!! Thanks to Annette for starting us off again.
Hope you are all well and looking forward to the various Jubilee Events.
Two of the Charing Cross chicks, not sure where the third is.
Good Morning All, It has been raining here since last night... grrr... I am feeling a little better but so tired and wound still sore but I think healing well as it is starting to itch a bit, Sandra those Peregrin chicks look so sorry for themselves. :(
I'm still catching up! Here is a video on from abit of our Suffolk holiday in March on that he spent all day yesterday doing, it pixilates in parts and is something we don't know why, there are 2 more I will put on from our holiday later. All 3 feature birds. :)
Lindybird and Annette enjoy your Jubilee parties and family gatherings, thanks Diane and dibnlib for pics ... beautiful coloured bird and I'm glad to see its not only our dog that likes her/our bed.. lol.
Alan it was lovely to see the Eagle rescued and that people care so much about our wildlife.
Wishing you all a happy healthy week and pleased to hear AQ is recovering well.
Linda and Annette : I hope that you enjou your parties.
Thanks to everyone else for the chat,pics etc.
Weather is diabolical here today. Periods of very heavy rain interspersed with drizzle and a very cool 10c. Went to Van Hage garden centre this morning and then to Elton for lunch. Bought some begonias and a geranium for the patio tubs, Now settling down to watch the tennis. Djokovic has just lost the first set. Will not be watching any jubilee stuff as I am not a Royalist. Not many flags and bunting around here despite being sassenach country.
Just settled down at the computer and television to watch the Jubilee. Such a shame the weather has turned so miserable again. Just 10 degrees over here in Bangor too. Bangor Castle and the party going on there has just been on the programme already. Nice to see we are on the map! Have a good Jubilee everyone and Alan enjoy the tennis. LOL
Here is our Little Nottingham chick Storm. It is rather wet and cold, you can see its little body shivering! Awww :-(
No Jubilee party at my house I'm afraid - did watch the Thames parade on telly and felt sooooo bad about the pouring rain, especiall for the choir that sang with the London Philharmonic - poor girls must've had their hair done and they ended up looking like drowned rats. And all the block parties that got rained on. Such a shame. The telly guy said "This is England, the weather is completely unpredictable" and I couldn't help but shout back "No, it's totally predictable - you can depend on it to rain!!!" It always did when I was growing up and planning picnics, etc.
Sun finally made it out here at 3:30. I had the telly in the bedroom and was going through all my summer clothes; seems I have a lot of tops that don't necessarily go with any "bottoms." I've been sorting through photos this afternoon and uploading them to Costco for some prints.
Anyway, will check videos and posts more closely after dinner. Take care all.
NiteOwl - I hope you are recovering from your hosp visit. Thank you for your sympathy re m-i-l.
I watched the Thames pageant last night - I went to bed after 3 am our time! What's more it was not exactly "live", we had <sigh> a 1/2 hour time delay. I'm not a royalist but I enjoy a good display and Those UpOver certainly know how to do pageants. Tho' I was disappointed with the BBC telecast - too many street interviews, and interviews with "Who-On Earth-Is-That?" (maybe household names but not for this "colonial") and where was the music? HM has more stamina than I; standing all that time!
The 4-day long weekend brings back memories of me travelling in Scotland in 2002. There was I, unaware of a similar 4-day holiday, trying to find a B&B. I wasted an afternoon driving in and around Fort William & district, only to see "no vacancies" or if there were vacancies, to be told "no singles". Stupid me, should have paid the double fee and then I could have seen the sights instead of just driving from one B&B to another. I eventually found a bed in Onich overlooking Loch Linnhe, a beautiful spot. I learnt my lesson - on later trips I used the TI to BABA (Book A Bed Ahead).
My Physio has given me a 6-week walking program, so I should be able to walk for 15 mins by then. Also I need to find some stairs to practise on. I have a step-stool but that's only one. I notice my church has 3 steps beside the ramp I have been using. Shall I be accused of loitering with intent if I drop by during the week to go up & down several times? LOL