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Posted: 07/12/2015 at 18:52

Edd- did you watch Noggin and the ice Dragon? That's how I was amusing myself on Saturday but couldn't get the link to work. Dove then posted the Mouse one for me - forgot to thank you  Dove - sorry  

I loved his ( Oliver Postgate) voice, and was enthralled by the Ice Dragon story when I was a child. It was the only one I knew until I was much older though. I always think Nogbad looks like a cross between Terry Thomas and Bruce Forsyth!   


Posted: 07/12/2015 at 18:43

Are you sure it's a cotoneaster? It looks like a purple berberis to me  - but I havn't got my specs on...


Posted: 07/12/2015 at 18:23

Evening all - the wind is howling outside. More rain coming. Oh well, at least I don't have the worries others have with the wet stuff.

I'm sure Ma will love her dress Dove.  Cardi definitely needed - she'll get a bit chilly otherwise 

chicky - chuck him out at a bus stop...

DD - do you collapse in a heap at about ten pm? Whatever you're taking - I could do with some of it!

Had a laugh at the blackbird at lunchtime. He was taking his daily ablutions in the pond. A dunnock got too near so he hunted it, went back to his bath and another came from the other side. I could practically see the scowl on his face. Perhaps I need to erect a small curtain...


Posted: 07/12/2015 at 08:08

Lesley - I watched the news reports last night with  those poor souls being evacuated and it was heartbreaking. Two opposites isn't it - when you think of Pat's situation with bush fires and the floods here in Britain. Both equally devastating. When we're all sitting in our homes cosy and dry having Christmas dinner, hopefully we'll spare a thought for all the displaced people who are less fortunate, and count our many blessings. 

Hope B'man's ok too. I think he's higher up but I'm not sure why I think that. 

Help ID Plant

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 07:48

Initially I thought it was a laurel looking at the foliage, but the description didn't match. I'd agree with BL - leaves seem far too fine to be Photinia, but the colours and description would suggest something like Photinia. The problem suggests it too! 

A bigger photo needed as already suggested 


Posted: 07/12/2015 at 07:42

Morning Dove and HI Pat 

Very dark here and it's been very wet through the night. I think it's off just now but can't see!

Shame about the little hare Pat - nature eh?

DD- busy as  always - don't know where you find the energy. 

Off to see what you've all been doing since I was on last, then work ...sigh...

Stay warm and dry everyone 


Posted: 06/12/2015 at 19:38

I must have missed doc saying that. Hope it goes well. Very sad. 

Glad your boy is in slightly better shape RB. You could do without all that going on at this time of year though. Here's hoping he can still have a reasonably good Christmas 


Posted: 06/12/2015 at 19:12

BL - I've often been through Killin in late winter/early spring when there's a lot of snow melt,  but never seen it like that. Think it must have been a resident who took the pic. 

Glad you're ok LP. I was going to head to the Pentlands today but there are so many issues with roads that I thought I'd just stay nearby today. They don't need me clogging 'em up further. 

Think DD is very busy as always - she never stops! 

what plants will you use from the garden as Christmas decoration?

Posted: 06/12/2015 at 18:55

The Devil's work chicky - Devil's work...

Dried robins...yumm....couldn't eat a whole one..

I always wanted a nice staircase to do a garland. Last house had one, but it took an awful lot of lights!


Posted: 06/12/2015 at 16:39

That's quite sad KEF. They seem to have real issues at Morrisons. I like their food, but I don't often go there as it's further away and young fairy still has a part time job at Asda so I get discount.  Glad it's topped raining with you. Has doc gone boating down his stream do you think? Perhaps he's built an ark just to be on the safe side. 

RB - I got that pic from the online Scottish news. You can just about see the stone wall forming the side of the bridge ( looks like it's sitting on the water just at the foot of the trees) which is normally about twenty or thirty feet above the water. 

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