Here is just a BIG Hello to you all . I'm not watching The Nest currently (nor for the previoius couple of weeks) but just want to wish you all well . I'll nest watch again after the ringing when, I trust, they take the wee one away.
Hello to Wendy - not met you before, so welcome.
AND. a bit late EMMA - but I do hope you had a great birthday
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Hello Cirrus nice to meet you - am avidly watching today in case they do the ringing live!! I assume there will be an official video of it to catch up with - I watched the last one on you tube!
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Morning all and especially newcomer WendyB (who I met last night at LoTL). Dangerous situation here - have just found out that our cable provider now includes ESPN in our line up which means I can watch Wimbledon live every day instead of just the finals on NBC! Eeek! Thank heavens I can record everything.
Will catch up later but have lots to do today.
Good start to today’s weather, so OH mowed, but I stayed in to get halfway through the ironing pile. A short shower after lunch, then a dry spell but now more continuous light rain this evening. J has gone to the first night of the school show where he works – “Thoroughly Modern Millie”. Their annual musicals are usually excellent quality.
Annette – pleased you have better weather – would be too hot for me, but I believe you enjoy the high temps. When there has been a gap in garden maintenance, I like to start by revisiting what we have already done and then try to do an extra bit; the parts which have been done before are much quicker to update and therefore encourage us to get further next time! Valencia Oranges are my favourite – we always try to buy them if we can – current Valencias are coming from Egypt! Do you wear a mask when dusting all OH’s books? I hope you get him moved back soon!
Diane – do take care in the present high heat, trying to finish outdoors before it gets even hotter! Sorry to read that the creek has dried.
WendyBartter – Welcome! How clever of your own offspring to produce the Grandchildren on the same day of the year! Lovely that you are introducing wee Byron to wildlife; it must be great to have his company so often and watch him learning about his world. Enjoy your new camera when you can get around to choosing and buying.
Alicat – I hope the washing machine will arrive soon – and how is the bruised toe?
Margo – maybe Billie was saying she would like to move into the spare bedroom! I have to say, Cats were always kept downstairs when we had them – they soon learnt! I hope your Sister will find her knee op helpful – is it a full replacement? If so, it will be more than a few weeks before she can chase after Rhys again!
Cirrus – hello and welcome! Sorry you haven’t been able to watch the LG nest – but I trust you have found plenty of others to follow!
All – I see Annette referred to WendyBartter as WendyB. Since the other Wendy uses that name, and could reappear, would it make sense to simply call this one Wendy or Wendy2? Just my suggestion to try to avoid any confusion or difficulty! How would WendyBartter feel about this?
Ospreys Rule OK, but Goldfinches come a close second!
Hello - been busy today, and then started watching the Andy Murray match which has of course ended with his victory (although I don't expect him to get beyond the quarter finals, as he has not been playing well lately, according to the commentators).
Welcome to WendyB - nice to see you on here.
Diane: Please don't overdo it!! Hope its not too hot for you....
Have got some more Caernarfon pictures to put on: hope its not too boring. Here is another of the castle: to get an idea of the scale, look for the tiny people in the centre, who are queueing to get into the castle and look around.
~ ~ by the time you have walked around the entire outside, you find yourself at the waters edge of the River which flows next to it. (& this rather expensive car park!) We found this chap watching everyone walking by:
~ ~ more about the rivers edge tomorrow. Must go do dreaded ironing now.
See I have overlapped with OG - oops, OG, I hadn't thought of that, with the names. Put our thinking caps on for this one perhaps.
OG: Good catch re WendyBartter. I didn't realize the other Wendy was WendyB. I'll go with whatever WendyBartter wants! :-)
Busy dusting books and shelves in OH's new office area - where does it all come from! Then off to nursery to pick up a lavender, then to a friend's house to see what I'm taking care of garden-wise while they're in Colorado for two weeks; then off for haircut, then home for glass of wine and easy dinner (BBQ'd salmon last night - enough for tonight too - hurray!)
Back later to read all the news.
Hello Cirrus, I am almost certain, the wee one at LG has been taken away already :0(, i could not watch for ages afterwards either xxx take care xxx
Hi folks Have just caught up on all the chat. Vertigo has settled a great deal but I'm taking the maximum dose of the tablets.
Some of you may know that the Queen and Prince Philip are visiting NI today and tomorrow. There's a big garden party and fun event in the grounds of Stormont, where are Executive meets. My dog agility group is staging a fun competition at it and I've just come back from setting up (with lots of others). There's a real sense of excitement about the place, with things for children, food outlets etc being put on site. It will be an early start in the morning as we have to have our vehicles in the exhibitors' car park by a certain time and need to leave dogs at the competition site first. The weather forecast doesn't sound great but maybe we'll be lucky! Hoping to see the Royal guests at fairly close range.
Evening all: Another busy day - phew - I think I'll retire from retirement and go back to working fulltime so I can rest. :-)
Diane: Wish I could send you some OJ - I can't keep up with it. I bet your MiLaw used to say she'd park next door just to push your buttons. Sorry about the heat - I'm whining away about temps in the high 70s. Wonder how prohibiting swimming in Raccoon Lake helps conserve water. We have a creek near our house that's always got water in it and in the summer it's a favorite thoroughfare to and from the foothills for raccoons, coyotes, etc.
WendyBartter: Like Diane, I thought you were in the States, but then Kent of course (with a chalk quarry). I spent summer holidays (eons ago) in Folkestone. I remember writing the name of a guy I had a crush on on a pathway between Folkestone and Dover with a chunk of chalk. Two grandkiddie birthdays on one day? That simplifies things. Our family b'days used to be in Feb/Mar, then Sept, but the next two generations messed things up by being born in all the other months. :-) My great-niece in the UK is called Rhian (they spell it that way).
Alan: That's a nice story about Alec Baldwin. He's a hoot when he's not getting thrown off planes for being a twit. How many osprey poles can you buy with $34,000!!?
Alicat: Hurray for the new washing machine; now all you have to worry about is having enough clothes to last you until it arrives.
Margo: Good to see you and good to know that Billie is still keeping you and OH on your toes. Is your sister having a knee replacement? AQ's seems to have gone pretty well.
OG: If the temps stay where they are, I'm okay, but hate anything over 82F (we're lucky in that we always get an afternoon sea breeze which cools things down). I remember we used to get Jaffa oranges when I was growing up. I guess it's good the unrest in Egypt hasn't upset the orange cart! OH and I formed a very efficient "assembly" line for removing, dusting, and replacing of books. All done now and no, didn't wear a mask. We're doing the office move on Thursday, but it'll take him another day to get the computer, etc., all hooked up I'm sure.
Lindybird: Love the additional pix of Caernarfon - a very impressive fortress. I didn't realize it is a World Heritage Site.
patriciat: Saw that E.R. and Prince P are in N.I. Do hope the weather is kind and that you get a good look at the Royals.
Hello to Smiliesam, Cirrus and Sandra (thanks for goshawk pic). Have a good Wednesday all.
Golly, no-ones been on here since Annette in the early hours...... we must all be busy today. I'm just off out again with my OH (hate taking him shopping as he hates it!!)
patricia: Hope you get to have a glimpse at least of your Royal visitors. I saw HM the Queen and P. Philip when I was about 7 or 8 years old, on a visit they made to St. Albans, where my grandparents lived. As they swept by, standing in an open car, I was struck by how very upright the Prince was standing - he still stands like that today, even though he has reached a great age. Hope your vertigo, goes. Good that you get some relief from it with the meds.
margo: forgot to say yesterday, loved the story about little Billie fooling you all and then finding she was stuck!! Typical cat behaviour.
Hope Alicat is feeling better today. Great that a new w. machine is ordered.
Annette: Must be a load off your mind that the books are all done & dusted !! literally!! ;-)
Hi Annette- on the subject of family birthdays - I have to tell you that I got the kids mixed up (whoops) it is Eleanor & Byron on 4th July - Rhianna shares her Mother's birthday on 14th July which is her Auntie's too and my brother was born on 7th July - so it is a busy month - also Eleanor & Rhianna are both five this year and live one street apart a hundred miles from me - so it was an exciting year with two new baby girls - I was knitting and sewing for England(and changing lots of nappies too)!! Just been watching the BBC Scotland link showing Tweed Osprey ringing - what lovely pics - they are so huge, I don't know how they all fit into that nest! Also watching my kestrel chick here, in residence on top of the telegraph pole next to the nest hole in the cliff - I'm so lucky! Speak again soon
Hi Lindybird - know just what you mean about shopping with OH (as many of us do, no doubt) - but they are useful for lifting heavy things!! My Brother is the best one to go shopping with - he just loves it but then he leaves me to do all the packing & lifting - - 'swings & roundabouts!!'
Still warm, surprisingly bright, but some prolonged showers so no outside work possible. This means HW is done (except for Dining room where OH will clean in afternoon) and Apricot Muffins baked – oh bother, just remembered the remaining ironing! J recommended the school show so has persuaded us to go Thursday evening – if he can get us any tickets.
Linda – enjoyed more pics of the very impressive castle, but must admit the Herring Gull photo is my favourite! I hope you and OH survive the shopping trip today!
Annette – sounds like a lot of rushing about yesterday, but pleased all the books got dusted and rehomed! I think you speak for many of us when you talk about retiring from retirement – many times we wonder how we found time to fit in work!
Smiliesam – good to see you here. I don’t think the youngest Osprey’s body has been removed – I think it has just got more and more squished into the nest structure, where the flies still seem to be attracted to it. Its current stage of decomposition will unfortunately make it harder for the climbers to remove when they come to fetch the two survivors down for ringing.
Patricia – sorry you are having to take the max dose to combat the vertigo. It sounds a wonderful day for N I today – and for you! I hope the grass isn’t dangerously slippery for the Dog Agility. I do hope you will get to see HM and HRH – I am sure Her Majesty would love to come and watch the Doggies – if her “minders” allow her to chose!
Wendy – good to see you again. So, you have other Grandchildren – but all July birthdays – an expensive month for you! Ours are well-spread – Aug, Dec, Feb and April – with Granddaughter-in-law in Sept. Youngest Granddaughter was born the day after her mother’s (our eldest) birthday.
Need to go make soup for lunch – Celery and Cashew.
Good afternoon all and another dull day with frequent showers, I am starting to think that we are not going to get any summer at all this year. I think Billie is fed up with it as well as she won't go out when it is wet and she does miss her wanderigs round the garden and investigating all the various smells.
Annette good that you will be able to watch Wimbledon live but guess you would only be awake to see matches later in the day here. I try to watch as much as possible between osprey watching, pandering to Billie's whims and trying to keep up with the dreaded housework which needs to be done. Had to smile about your assembly line dusting, what a good idea. OH is good as he is will happily hoover but usually forgets the dusting until after the hoovering. Can't complain though at least he helps.
OG Billie has the run of our bungalow but usually stays in the front room, just now and again she gets an attack of naughtiness and wants to go where she shouldn't. My sister is not having a knee replacement but is having a bit of bone removed, don't know where it came from but the funny things is we both have two extra ribs which is not unusual so perhaps she is growing another one in her knee. That law has come into operation though ever since she got the date for her op it has not been so painful but she is still going to have it done.
Lindybire more great photos.
patriciat so pleased you vertigo has settled down again. Hope the rain has held off for you and you enjoy the garden party. Good if you get to see the Queen, I remember the first time I saw her in person I was amazed at how tiny she is and what a marvellous complexion she has.
Have a good day all and take care.