Pennine Petal

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Fork Handles

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 07:53
Just seen Huddersfiel snow on the TV, might just wait a while before I go!

Fork Handles

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 07:00
Morning campers, been snowing in the night and this morning, but road seems slushy now gritter has gone up, so will be able to get in hopefully. Need to catch up with my dissertation students before jetting off.

I may be gone a while!

Fork Handles

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 21:18

Found this on the BBBC webstie on the week in pictures. I's called the Panopticon and is one of 2 installations in the area. The guys underneath are boxers training.

Feeding blackbirds

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 21:01
I put some apples out today and a pair of blackbirds are amazing the most of them. I also put out suet, dried fruit and porridge oats, which they also seem to like. It was funny to see the magpie trying to get something out of the peanut nut and it kept moving away for it. I guess the magpies have to eat too though. I like the idea of putting the apples in a skewer Steve.

Fork Handles

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 18:50
Inkadog, who are you calling frigid! Is that PC? Oh I forgot we don't do PC....

Evening all, just emerged from computer doing some marking online, I have just been converted to it rather than doing it on paper. At least the cat can't walk all over the assignments now with wet paws. He likes to help me.

Just having some hummus and oat cakes while I am waiting for the main course of salmon. OH making, so not sure how long it will take.

Fork Handles

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 12:46
School satchels are currently in fashion as Hand bagsI see.
Geoff, I have a big suitcase, but it might get cold in the hold!
Darren, poor you, a good hot soak in the bath with some lavender oil is a great help. Comfrey cream is good for bruising, it got rid of my big bruise quickly. Or arnica.

Fork Handles

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 10:24
Morning all and hello Rose. Something is falling from the sky but not exactly sure what is, could be very fine snow. We have lots of E European students, they think our response to the snow is very strange too.

Kate if you can teach some international marketing I will swap with you!

small bird watch

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 08:50
We had 2 little wrens visiting yesterday. We have a stone retaining wall with a climbing hydrangea and they seem to like ferreting about around there. There are a lot of cats around, so I am hoping that they will stay safe.

We don't get a large variety of birds and I am wary of attracting them due to the cats, but I like to feed them when there is snow. When it is very bad, there is a mistle thrush.

As I was going to work early the other morning, there were 2 sparrows on the eaves, one either side of the street shouting at each other. Sometimes the flock that live in the hedge over the road sound like they are having a party.

How to deter Field Mice?

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 08:41
I agree Dove, my cat is an expert on field mice.

Dilemma - Corkscrew Hazel

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 08:39
Morning Quercus, we have one growing successfully in a pot. It's slow growing and the pot contains the growth. We get the catkins, but you would miss the LT tits! How about a tree surgeon to prune it for you?

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