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Happy, happy 2016

Oh my hat, caught on the hop again! They are celebrating New Year in New Zealand and Australia as I write and I never even got around to posting a ‘Merry Christmas’ blog, which I sincerely hope you all had. … Continue reading

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“A Warning”

I visited town a couple of Saturdays ago and was startled to find it over run with elegant ladies of a certain age – all togged out in amazing red hats and purple gear. They didn’t appear to be selling … Continue reading

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Stormy weather

I’m following other bloggers blogs with pure envy. Johannesburg, Florida, Spain – anywhere that the sun shines. Our weather is simply awful and I haven’t set foot in the garden in weeks. Currently we have winds up to 85 miles … Continue reading

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Magenpies

(with a nod to Gerald Durrel and My family and Other Animals) Magpies don’t have a good rep hereabouts. They apparently seek out and dine on baby birds. As it happens, I love our lot, who are pretty much permanent … Continue reading

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River walk

My mother loved England. She spent almost all of her adult life under the African sun but headed ‘home’ whenever the opportunity arose. I’m beginning to get it… River walk: A water sprite has to live here. A heron, looking … Continue reading

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Bucket list bonanza

I’m not wildly interested in sport, generally. When SA won the world rugby in God knows when – I got so freaked in the final moments I had to remove myself from the TV and sit alone on the banks … Continue reading

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Bird creche

It’s been a starling summer.   I first noticed this ringed bird in the Spring.  I have a number of clear photos of the rings and have dutifully attempted to report the sighting to various organisations – this has turned out … Continue reading

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Brutus Saga

You may remember I posted about the rat customers who visit the bird restaurant? I paid attention to your various suggestions. The Col’s suggestion was probably the answer. A steel trap and peanut butter. TL and I have a problem. … Continue reading

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Butterfly for Ark

Quick post to clarify 🙂 Peacock butterfly – The markings are like the ‘eyes’ on the peacock’s tail. Red Admiral.   Book says they migrate to Britain from the Med.   How I wonder.   Catch the ferry or Eurorail?   Surely they don’t … Continue reading

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Libs’ tree

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