Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Bit of this
I thought it surely had frozen to death and dropped off it's perch, the goldfinch was hanging upside down, a clever ploy to remove family member from the breakfast bar. They proceeded to have a dust up.

It is so cold that whippet's teeth quietly chatter, like a road hammer, roaring in the distance.

When the snow finally starts to melt, patches of glistening ice remain covering the field like small pieces of a of a puzzle waiting to be joined together.
Bit of that
Creature whose behavior is yet to be explained by exam stress, credit card debt, or mortgage worries.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Bit of this
The bow window, of the spanking new sports centre, displays a stack of keep fit machines that are tied. One solitary man pedals furiously while the work men survey their handy work. He looks out over the round a bout and we look up at him. This will provide good early morning entertainment for us who are idling in a jam.

The girlfriend is like a breath of fresh air.

They were having such fun scrunching biscuits under their heel, until all that was left was fine dust. It seemed a shame to stop the experiment. But manners dictate. They were crest fallen. Still can now tick off another bloody box. "noticed change".
Bit of that
Creative plumber at work

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Bit of this
Left my favorite coat in Costa's, but it was still there when I remembered it hours later. And I saw blossom on a tree on my way back to the car.

Got flagged down by 3 immigrants, slung them a fiver went back with more supplies but they had gone or been arrested. (more likely they were probably fly boys and saw me as a sucker). So I am a several mars bars better off plus a few quid.

Over did the false teeth tablets in the filthy flask and the lid shot off missing me by a whisker, spraying boiling water all over the ceiling. Twas a tremendous bang.

Man about the house is roaring because I just found out the boiler's bust so no heating and no hot water. But at least I have the number of a man that can and just enough tepid water for an inch in the bath.
Bit of that
The force was with me

Force Be With YouAs

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Bit of this
I see a bee in the garden, are bees about this late on in the year, I wonder.

The hedge row seems alive with birds and chirrups. The noise floats past the earphones, I take them off and just listen. Rushing water, a donkey hollering, the call from a child. I have been so absorbed by the stories on the ipod lately, I had forgotten the pleasure of what just is.

2 silver ribbons appear nearly vertical, climbing up the hill. Rain has highlighted either side of the farm track leading to the house on the hill, that glows red on summer sunset evenings.
Bit of that
Every Autumn as the first frosts begin the mated young queens seek out a place to hibernate in safety. If you come across a live but sleepy bee in a pile of leaves in Winter don't damage it. Its not dying, just in a deep cold sleep like a hedgehog. Put it back where you found it and cover it gently against the cold.
Come the first sharp drop in temperature and frosts the old queen, her workers and the independent drones will die. Only the newly mated queens will survive in hibernation to begin the cycle again the following Spring.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Bit of this
Out side whippet and I peer closely at the tin can clanking in the dark. Once the eyes adjust it becomes evident that it's black cat with her head stuck fast in a whiskas tin.

Man about the house rushes to the rescue, the tin is yanked off and wild eyes glare, followed by her belting up the garden in what I take for a temper. Much latter I catch up with the hero of the hour and he reveals that he had found black cat curled up in doors. The unfortunate look alike we conclude was one of farmer Rex's hungry souls, whom possibly is related to black cat somewhere along the line.

Those biscuits had an interesting taste and texture she comments. Well what do you expect from 3 year olds. Possibly if she had witnessed the process she would have refused one. I am sure cooking with 3 year olds contravenes health and safety. Even when vigilant children sneeze, cough and stick fingers in to taste. To say nothing of the ones with runny noses.
Bit of that
Thought I would get into the christmas spirit.
(in memory of black cat's sister bubbles)
Bubbles also suffered from mistaken identity, and got solemnly taken to the vet for burial and cried over by another family after they had scooped her up from the road. It wasn't until latter that night when their cat strolled in, that they realized the mistake. The son of the house who was 4 at the time whooped with joy believing that it was possible to come back from the dead. (As I had only just lost Andrew, I replied with a heart felt "I wish", but you had the see the funny side). Days latter we found out what had happened to her, but by then another of Rex's waifs was nicely ensconced after being carried home from the farm in a carrier bag, blind with cat flue, and to my declaration that she would return to the farm after a visit to the vet. She never did of course and lived a very happy life with us, until the lady next door reversed over her. She never could meow I reckon she had used all her voice calling for help from the middle of the yard. Luckily man about the house was near at hand donning yet another superman suit.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Bit of this
"You know who is flavor of the month with our nan, because their photo is on top of the telly"" she groans, "this week it's the dog". Whoops.

Mrs T has 4 Christmas cards hung up already. My mother says she is giving a donation to charity instead of sending cards this year. What a good idea.

The hens are eating early morning scraps that a friendly neighbor has thrown out for them. One black crow tries to join the feast but gets clucked away.
Bit of that

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Thursday, 3 December 2009

Bit of this
As I power walk up the hill, well more of a pant and gasp really , a line of bright red poppies wave me upwards and onwards.

Flipping over on my side as per instructions, I am confronted by the goldilocks family of bears gonad protectors.

"I thought you had red wellies" I say helping tiny feet into boots , "nooooo and these aren't Roberts", he grins back. Oh how he wishes and wishes for Bob the builder jobs.
Bit of that
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Or a human being?