Thursday, 20 August 2009

Yuck Yuck Yuck!

Well not really, you see I am one of those weird people who actually think slugs are quite cute. But this monster had to be seen to be believed. Every night before dark I check my greenhouse for the little darlings, otherwise I don't think I would have many tomatoes, cucumbers or beans come the morning. Sometimes I have taken away about 16 of them to the far end of the garden. Last night, I couldn't believe this one, I think it's probably the biggest I've ever seen. Brought him in to measure and he was over 5 inches OMG!

Hmmm, well been a busy few days but today not done much at all, lots that needs doing but can't get motivated, not helped by the fact I've had a splitting headache all day, taken two of my migraine pills now but still not feeling bright. Weather not helping, one minute quite sunny, but gale force wind all day and horrendous sudden downpours, hailstones at one time, unbelievable, it's August isn't it, not April????

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Still here

Just another quick blog, want to try and do this at least weekly.

Mealworms arrived for Frank and he was sitting outside the bedroom window as I drew back the curtains on Sunday morning lol. Didn't see him yesterday though because I was away until teatime, and no sign, so start to worry again. In fact no birds at all then I saw why - bloody Sparrowhawk, sitting as bold as brass in the tree. Grrrr.

Anyway, had a lovely weekend, we went to the Gower on Sunday, and yesterday just popped into Llanelli and walked round Parc Howard. Been there before a couple of times last year, but not seen it with all the flowers in bloom, it was beautiful. Took a couple of pics anyway to show off my Emma for a change. *cough*

Was expecting a heatwave today - the forecast on Sunday said it was going to be a scorcher, 24c for here and 29c for London. Well I guess I should've known better. Pulled back the curtains and its grey grey grey. Instant depression. :(

Oh well at least it's not raining for a change I suppose. Yet.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Frank at last!

Well no fainting please, I know I have been away for a long time, and probably will be again, just never have the time or inclination to do this anymore but a wonderful event happened yesterday and today, and because I took so many photos, just had to do a quick blog. I should actually be outside now cutting the grass which is about 8 inches high in places, sigh.

Anyhow, the event is that my little Frank the Robin had disappeared without trace for around 6 weeks or more, along with all robins actually. I was convinced something had happened this time, but yesterday when I opened the front door he flew at me like he wanted to kiss me, and I felt the same. Moved me to tears, so relieved. Anyway, I was virtually out of mealworms, so hastily ordered some more which may come tomorrow hopefully, and took the chance that he would come back today, and he did. Found me round the back garden this morning and spent most of the morning with me, sunbathing, panting on the windowsill because he was too hot, then going in the holly to cool off, then back again. So much for the bird scarers on the window too, which I put to stop birds flying into the window, he wasn't at all bothered, and laid there so cute whilst I sat next to him with my coffee.

He also came again this afternoon and landed in my little apple tree and I had to explain that I didn't have any worms left and he took a few suet pellets from my hand instead, and some more round the front porch at teatime. It's so rewarding remembering what he was like last summer at this time, a spotty little baby, and that he has retained his trust in me all this time even though there's been months without seeing each other.

Oh well, that's about it for now, I will try to start doing this again more regularly, will be easier once the nights start drawing in a bit again, but theres just so much else to do this time of year.