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What has made me happy today.......
Wed 19-Jun-13
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Xahha
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Trikers are for any age, but the more expensive bikes/trikes tend to be owned by older people. That said I saw a Mum and daughter around ages 30ish and 12ish on a VERY pink Goldwing trike about a month ago, so it is not just for older people.

 

Today my happy moment came when I was putting some paper in to our recycling wheelie bin, and heard behind me some chittering of either swallows or house martins- they flew off when I turned around so difficult to tell which at a glance, but they had been clinging on to the apex brick wall of the porch at the side of the house which was built a few years back and when I looked closely they had started to build a nest  smile- it is just blobs of mud at the moment- they may not complete it, but they are obviously interested in the position. As we go away soon, they may complete it. We have had birds nesting like that in a previous house, but despite having ideal high apex roofs, they had not until recently shown any interest in ours.

 

OH had me go an fill a tray with soil and make it in to mud- working on the principle that they would probably continue if they had mud to hand nearby- we shall see!

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

Wed 19-Jun-13
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The Liquineer said:

 

OH had me go an fill a tray with soil and make it in to mud- working on the principle that they would probably continue if they had mud to hand nearby- we shall see!

 

Love it, Martin ........  big_laugh   big_laugh  

The things we do all because of our love of the wildlife!  ok

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Wed 19-Jun-13
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We had Martins on the house we lived in in Hampshire. Roy used to keep an eye on a particular puddle which they liked, and if it got a bit dry-looking he would top it up.

Wed 19-Jun-13
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wave  What has made me very happy today is that  after a pretty grim time since Colin came home, he is having a day so far free of pain. He has not had a day like this for months.   We have chatted, worked together in the garden and just been at ease with each other.  He has been so bad with these headaches, not communicating at all and being very down because of it all.  What a difference him being pain free makes to both of us.  I feel so helpless.  Going to see the GP tomorrow.  

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Wed 19-Jun-13
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Feeling rather down today so set to and cleaned my Esse, no more black smoke marks just all royal blue and chrome again. She looks beautiful and it is therapy for me! Pleased to hear it is a good day for you and Colin Danuta.

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Wed 19-Jun-13
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danast said:

What a difference him being pain free makes to both of us.  I feel so helpless.  Going to see the GP tomorrow.  

That is such good news, love.  I hope the GP visit is fruitful.  Pllease say hello to Colin for me?

I'll try that again!

Wed 19-Jun-13
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Oh, that's so lovely to hear, Danuta big_hug

We've been out to a garden centre and bought some lovely plants....a huge purple(!!) trailing Surfinia to split and fill two hanging baskets, a big pillar box red (mustn't put it near the Surfinias!big_laugh) Dianthus and another in lovely deep pink.  Just looking at them makes me smilelaugh

Biggles' injections are obviously working.....he's been leaping around eeek on the lawn playing with a ball....so he's clearly feeling happy as well!

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Wed 19-Jun-13
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Good news to hear Danuta, and good luck tomorrow, hope it goes well at the docs. big_hug

Neighbour called around today to say that a branch had broken on her cherry tree, so if we would like some cherries, please bring a large container and collect as much as you can ...... bro went round there and brought back 15 lbs+ of cherries.

While he was doing that, we picked some raspberries - four ice-cream tubs-worth - oh we do love our free fruits - they seem to taste that much better!

Then another neighbour invited us round for some drinks, and bro (a lifetime golfer) was teaching her how to swing correctly, and he said he was amazed that she could move so fluidly and strongly - he reckons she'll become a great golfer.

Great day!

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Thu 20-Jun-13
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This which Seth found today.wave

Thu 20-Jun-13
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Found a little frog hiding amongst the Delphiniums- don't know where it came from, no water or ponds anywhere near us so it was a pleasant surprise.

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

Thu 20-Jun-13
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How weird is that, Jean, it is quite strange to watch! big_laugh

Saw two lizards today, one was so tiny, you wonder how it survives.

Walked around the garden today, taking pictures of the cheerful flowers, and I made a collage of them all - so pretty. smile

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 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

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I know, it's quite surreal that video, I saw it the other day.

Picked our very first strawberries today......only 3, but they were huge and deliciously sweet with so much flavour - why anyone would want to buy tasteless foreign ones I don't know.

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

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I have my cooker back, the ugly pipes that spoiled the shape of the big fireplace the Esse is set into have gone and my first batch of elder flower cordial is under way.

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Thu 20-Jun-13
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Sooliz said:

why anyone would want to buy tasteless foreign ones I don't know.

I don't know about you but we can only get the local strawberries for about two weeks. I usually don't buy imported ones unless they are really cheap or look very ripe. Usually they taste like cardboard. We will be strawberry picking at a local farm in two weeks, enough to make jam and freeze some. They should be very big and juicy this year as we have had lots of rain and sun in the last month.

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Fri 21-Jun-13
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Loved the video
My garden is starting to look colourful at last and it makes me happy every time I look out at it, raining when I got up, but brightening up now, may take some pictures of it later, very cottage gardens and random.

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