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Posted: 26/01/2014 at 19:25

Verd- we only have to look at your avatar to know that you're not bonkers - just slightly 'different'....

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 19:18

nut - that LBB would have been the 'great crested Verdun'. Never lets anything get in the way of it's dinner....

How strange that the dunnocks don't come to the food you put out. Mine seem to lurk nearby and are at the food before I'm half way up the back steps! Maybe yours need to go to Specsavers...

Type in my last post was rather odd...

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 19:10
Lancashire Lass wrote (see)
We are lucky 'cos our dunnocks DO come onto the bird feeder! We seem to have two that have paired up already, and a third one that is trying to get in on the act. Apparently they are the most promiscuous birds of any. The males often mate with several females and end up feeding chicks in several nests.
Naughty dunnocks...
Do you have one of the feeders with the cage round it LLass?  I've got one but it's not great - the cage needs to be bigger because the starlings and magpies can just shove their heads in and reach the food.  I've not seen dunnocks use it but I wonder if they'd go on one of those as there's a bit more 'perch' to sit on?  I'm sure they used the bird table regularly at a previous house.


Posted: 26/01/2014 at 18:33

It's ok  BL. Daughter's bolognese  with lovely papardelle is ready now and it's not put me off at all! 

When I worked with horses we used to have metal feed bins and occasionally we'd get rats in them, although over time we eradicated the problem completely. It was a bit horrifying though,, on a dark winter's morning, to open a lid and find a couple of huge rats chomping away! 


Posted: 26/01/2014 at 18:18

As opposed to 'your uncle' Nadger....


Posted: 26/01/2014 at 18:07

We found a drowned squirrel in a large pot at last house - think it was my dad's big glazed pot which doesn't have holes in the bottom. I don't know  if it was the same squirrel  that ran across the grass straight into the pond a few days earlier...not too clever - but it was very funny!  It's a bit horrible to see them dead though chick - even when they're vermin. 

Lizzie that's put me off my dinner.....

Just been checking out the first draft drawing from architect for the extension. What is it with men? Specifically asked for a window to be on  the back wall of the  bedroom with the french doors, and not at the front.  What's he done...... sigh....

Fidget- it's ok. We know you're not bonkers really 


Posted: 26/01/2014 at 14:51

Andy -  I'm sending you a little PM so check them later 

Bill -that's a great way of describing it. I read some of the posts from previous days and I'm so sorry about your son. Nothing anyone can say to make it better for you and your family but, as you already know,  loads of us are here when you need some support. There's some truly kind,great people on this forum.

PS - Google 'The Two Ronnies' and/or 'four candles' and it'll give you something. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 14:37

Very kind of you David. I find insects fascinating - especially bees and wasps - and when you see them close up you realise how incredible Mother Nature is at design. Their little bodies are so tiny and perfect. 


Posted: 26/01/2014 at 13:25

Absolutely right Verdi and nut. I know from personal experience how supportive the people here  can be 

Got a butternut squash in the oven to make Moroccan spiced veg soup.  Ideal for this wet miserable weather. Anyone want some later?


Posted: 26/01/2014 at 12:59

Panda- I can do the casting on and off but not the  middle bit so between us we could make something! 

Worth extending rather than moving if it gives a better result and adds value and I know what you mean about living space. Helps enormously if you have kids  cos they do have a habit of getting bigger!  My ex hubby and I  added a 2 storey extension in our house which gave us loads more living space, but it was an end terrace like this so much easier. He was 'in the trade'  which helped, and we did a lot of it ourselves physically which saves a fortune.

Sun's come out. Definitely going now - I'm hungry 

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