Just seem to be too busy lately to do this of an evening, too much stuff on the telly, dark at 5 oclock etc, has completely thrown my routine out of the window. So thought I'd better do it now before my day gets going again.
Today I am going to the hairdressers shortly, then off to my friend Pat's for the rest of the day, by the time I get back it will be nearly dark I expect, then it's food time, and off to the Wind Farm meeting. Must remember to record the last Autumn Watch tonight. I must say I haven't really enjoyed so much of it this time. The thing about the fox with the bad leg that the National Trust won't interfere with has pissed me off no end, and the way Bill Oddie just laughed it off, concerning all the protests there have been. The RSPCA are monitoring the situation. Big deal. Meanwhile the fox is starving to death. Also the emphasis on the Deer Rut has bored me to tears. I mean how many times do we want to see stags smashing the shit out of each other, or bonking the does? Also very upsetting to hear that 70 newly born seal pups were swept to their death last week in the storms.
Yesterday I went shopping and found some bargain bird foods in Wilkinsons, bought 4 new jumpers for the winter in other shops, and lots of food in Tescos, it was a miserably cold, damp, rainy, dismal day here. Got home late, time I'd unpacked the shopping, it had stopped, so just took Emma round the block here for a walk.
Update on Diddy, well he's still about the same, he has spells where he perks up and then next time you look and he's got his head down. He does seem to be eating a bit more, he's eaten half a tin of sweetcorn this past two days, and some bits of grape, biscuit and bread, and some seeds, but it seems to be an effort and I constantly have to urge him to bother.
Talking of food, I finally managed to get myself into the frame of mind to try and lose a bit of weight. When I lost my three and a half stone three years ago, I found the way to go was to NOT eat breakfast. Despite what all the experts say, that you need it to get your metabolism going, it's the most important meal of the day, yada yada yada... Well it doesn't work that way for me. Once I start eating, it just makes me want to carry on eating. So I've knocked breakfast on the head, which means I am instantly eating about 400 calories less a day, with no adverse effect on how I feel. In fact I feel more lively if anything. I also bought no cakes biscuits sweets or anything naughty whatsoever in Tesco yesterday, I wouldn't even walk down that aisle because I knew I would probably weaken when I saw the belgian buns (they are my biggest weakness) So anyway, I started on Saturday, it was easy because of getting up to go up the farm, it was too early for my normal breakfast anyway. And the good news is I've lost three pounds already this week. Yay! I want to try and lose a stone by Christmas.
Still got two hedgehogs coming, thought there was only one till last night when battle commenced over the dish again. I don't know if they will be back tonight though, because have woken up to a very hard frost, haven't yet ventured outside, but my guess was it was the coldest night yet, everywhere was white at 6.45 (Woke up that early because my very considerate neighbour opposite, the RAC man, has started up his van and left it running for 45 minutes in the end to defrost the windscreen.) Thanks Mike. Filling the road with pollution and noise. Can't he just buy a tin of de-icer for 75p? I should imagine there was plenty of ice around on the roads too after all that rain yesterday. Winter is here folks.
Oh well, must get up now, it's a beautiful sunny day outside, but I guess its going to be brrrrrrrrr cold out there.
Little Vee (he's got a distinctive white V above his nose)