Tuesday, 1 September 2009


OK, now its acceptable to be autumn, I can cope with that. I had a day off today, well part of a day off, and we went to a National Trust property, and I now understand why many of our visitors come after the school holidays, the place was crawling with obnoxious children ( and the rest of this sentence has been censored by my sister!!!!) We had some somewhat bouncy children over the Bank Holiday, but at least if you mention politely (well sort of politely with only minor threats about feeding them to the Condor) they generally will behave.

The weather was not what I would have liked, but it did not rain, although it was pretty damn grey for much 0f the weekend, however we had some great customers and the raspberries from Jacob in the cafe vanished very quickly. It is now pouring with rain, but that does not matter as it is 6.30 and I am the right side of a large G+T!

Sedge, the new puppy has settled in well and the three remaining labs have nearly accepted him now. All the visitors still think he is a lab pup, but he will one day be a Patterdale Terrier, however I have to admit that he looks like a tiny lab right now. Lammerlaw, the African Fish Eagle is dying to eat him, but the other birds are accepting him as well.

My sister Dinah (the one who censored my thoughts!) has been here for a while and leaves at the end of this week, I will miss her company - and her cooking! Back to microwaved stuff again, oh well.

The school holidays will be over for everyone by the end of this week and then I hope we will have a golden autumn and lots of what is called the grey pound - my favourite visitors.



I have to say that keeping a weblog can at times become compulsive and at other times a chore. Sometimes I am berrated for not keeping it up and sometimes I get wonderful comments from people who follow the news of the Centre.

It is fun to share the daily goings on here, some good and some bad, some funny and some sad, but all a part of our daily lives.
And as I said before its a pretty cool to be here and it is a great place to visit, you should try coming and watching the birds and meeting the staff and of course the dogs.

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An interesting video on Lead

An interesting video on Lead

I find it staggering that people who want to hunt don't see the value in changing their ammunition from lead to a safer product. We have stopped using lead in petrol, in paint, in our water pipes, but they still want to use lead - ah well, apparently eating it not only kills birds but leads to reduced intelligence in humans......................

NO ONE is asking you to stop legal and genuine hunting, they are just asking you to change your ammunition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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