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Latest posts by Pentillie

Red Kites

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 15:47

At Studley Green, high in the Chilterns this lunchtime, and driving down the road I was surrounded by red kites, swooping 20 to 30 feet above me! Further along, I spotted an obviously serious photographer who had put some food in a field, and there were over 60 kites diving around, trying to get at their lunch - very reminiscent of gulls going berserk in St. Ives,when it's lunchtime and everyone is eating pasties!

I'm sure you know, Jim, that in India the kites are commonly referred to as 'sh..e hawks'

Serious! Really

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 18:16

Sorry to hear of latest development Tea drinker - best wishes for the future.

This Forum is becoming very odd lately. Time to sit back and think about it.

Lost,stolen or strayed?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 18:11

Where are some of the missing Forum contributors, especially Frank ( palaisglide)?

Movember- Any gardeners taking part

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 19:19

Beam me up Scotty - I must go to Barcelona 

IF you never had GARDENING ........................

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 17:21

With all the worries about my Daughter's health, gardening is the very best therapy for me. I suppose painting and drawing come close as once I start a picture I lose myself to the real world, but in the garden, once you work out what's to be done, you can dig, water,slash and burn, to your hearts content, and just empty your mind of all worries for a little while.

Poached this morning!

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 11:49

Greek yoghurt, Greek honey - reminds me of holidays! - followed by bacon,eggs and Irish black pudding ( food of the Gods)....................then off out into the garden!

IF you never had GARDENING ........................

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 11:36

Like PD and FG I would spend more times in the hills, Striding Edge on Helvelyn, or the Alps around Obergurgl in Austria. - I would take my sketch pads with me and finally spend some proper time drawing and painting.

Any spare time I would carry on with my flying lessons - nice to think that if I ever persevered and got my PPL, I could ,if and when the mood hit me ( which would be often!), jump in a little Cessna and pop down to my beloved Cornwall. 

.......................dream on!


Posted: 12/10/2013 at 00:19

Tried looking at this forum for the first time tonight and ended up thinking I was going mad - tried to work out what was going on, but decided I didn't have the time to read so many comments, some of which were crazy. So I'm off to different pastures. Goodnight to all the regulars ( and welcome back Brumbull)

MOB rants

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 16:49

Just received a blurb from 'Gardeners World Promotions', trying to sell me blinds! That's it - I 'm sick of receiving junk mail, and to get it now from GW is the pits. I've just unsubscribed from GW newsletter - life is too short to have to endure any more of this rubbish.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/10/2013 at 19:56

My Sis in Devon regularly has a fox wander into the garden, peers through the French window - at which point,sisters little cat hurtles out of the house and chases Foxie down the garden. Fox then stops, glares at cat, whose fur then stands on end, and then off they go again until fox has been chased back into the fields. Sister is worried about her cat's safety; although a fierce scratching little thing when roused, it is so much smaller than the fox. Local farming friends have offered to shoot the fox, but Sister is an animal nut and won't hear of it. She's on the edge of Dartmoor, with loads of foxes - great to watch them roaming the fields, but how can she protect The Mad Farm Cat?

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