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At the last meeting it was decided.........

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 14:27

Is that Verdun's family there Tetley? 

They really are excellent - you wouldn't know they were broken slabs unless you looked closely 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 14:26

Absolutely BB. Makes you despair sometimes. The only one I've been impressed with is Royal Mail. Their customer service is outstanding and they reply very promptly. 

Even when I was a bit rude when I got mail for three other households one day,  and suggested postmen surely needed to be able to read when applying for the job....


Posted: 07/11/2015 at 14:20

You're right Verd. I jest  

I think the rubbish weather makes us appreciate the good stuff when we get it! When you're up a hill surrounded by clag and it suddenly shifts, it takes your breath away. No matter how many times it happens 

Such a little island we live on - but such diversity. Aren't we lucky 

First feeble attempt at roofing......

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 14:16

Are you hoping to get that into the Oxford English Dictionary next year Verd? 'happytise' - I like it  

You'll just need a photo of yourself for your topiary yew...

Tetley - it looks great. A real 'des res for the robin'  Could you try a few fencing staples to hold the net on instead of the concrete? In case it falls on you - or robin! 


Posted: 07/11/2015 at 14:12

Oooh yes - The Bridge  

Don't want to lose fitness over the winter T'bird. Just makes it harder in spring  

I think not feeding peanuts is part of the solution with squirrels. I stopped using them - only use the nibs that are in my seed mix. We've been debating it on another thread 'bird feeders'. Fidget has put a pic of her baffle that keeps them out.

Verd - rub it in - why don't you 


Impact of solar lights on wildlife ?

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 13:34

I totally agree with you about light pollution Bob. Unfortunately, I no longer live in a rural setting so it's harder to get those beautiful clear skies to see the stars.

One day....

I can content myself with looking at the beautiful photos on the walking sight I use when mad people go up hills at night to catch a sunrise or sunset from the summit. Some of them are heart-achingly beautiful and reduce me to tears  

Little things make a big difference - as you rightly say. A little common sense 

Camera Corner

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 13:04

I think there are always lovely areas, no matter where you are David 


Posted: 07/11/2015 at 12:56

I wish we had nuthatches here - lovely little birds. I was surprised at how happy the coal tits were sitting in the cage. They obviously felt safe. I used to have a feeder hidden in pyracantha next to the front door when I lived round the corner. The coal tits were very happy in there. Bigger birds wouldn't go in - or squirrels. 

A nice stew of some kind would go down well here T'bird. cake and an old film would be good too. I have stuff recorded though - Scandi dramas 

The only window in the grim weather here is tomorrow morning through Edinburgh way, so it's early to bed for me and off to the Pents again first thing. It'll still be poor but I need to get out or I'll get idle.  Every shade of hellish on the hills everywhere, from rain,sleet, and snow to hail and lightning so it's the best I can do 

Autumn in Luxembourg

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 11:36

Where is the lake/river view Steve - the one above the 'jigsaw' pic  

Bird feeders

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 11:31


fidgetbones wrote (see)

This is a meripac squirrel baffle.


I originally had it on the feeder station as show, but adapted it to the scaffolding pole it is now on.


 You can see its been chewed a bit around the edges. Mostly the squirrels just shin up the pole and bang their heads. Sometimes they will manage to get front paws on the baffle edge and try chewing. when they let go with their back feet, it tilts and they fall off.



b***y chancers aren't they? 

I don't use the plastic ones either - waste of money - but they'd be fine for inside the cage. 

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