Thursday, 29 October 2009

What is it about coal and puppies, they, over all the years I have had puppies, have stolen and crunched up coal. I have always assumed that it does them no harm as it appears not to have done so far. I hope I am right on that one, although I have to say that it may not harm them, but it does not exactly do the sofa a great deal of good – or the carpet! Plus coal is bloody expensive these days.

My day started well, I got up at 5.00am, had a lovely bath, felt very virtuous, was feeding the dogs by 6.30, had the freezer shed open in time for the bird food delivery. Walked the dogs, had breakfast, got an article done that was out of time, and a letter for a friends planning application and its only just 9.00am! Not bad going. However the rest of the day was a little hectic.

A good friend of mine, Nick Lindsay from ZSL came down on his way to somewhere and he and Holly spent pretty much the whole day working in my office on the ARKS programme, which is the ISIS Zoos record system. We are not there yet, but hopefully we can get all the records sorted out soon. But because they were doing that and Adam had a day off (although he did come in and help with a couple of birds - what a star!) and Simon is not here, guess who did the first and third flying demonstrations. And a good job I did on them too! We managed to get through all the birds, Terri planted the new crocus bulbs and autumn cyclamen corms, as well as doing other jobs and Steve and Kerry did a great deal too, although I was too busy with birds and people to be able to appreciate what they were doing. However we got through the day, sorted out the birds for the day and evening tomorrow. The only thing I wanted to do but have failed on dismally was carving the pumpkins for Halloween - maybe next year.........................

But hell, I had a fright this early evening. Turned on my computer and it was not my computer, it had that Windows picture of the grassy hill and none of my stuff and could I find it, nope! So I went to phone a friend, but my mobile phone is flat, and needless to say his phone number is only in the mobile phone, which you can't get at when it is flat. So I thought again and phone Linda Wright, and between us and rebooting we found everything again, thank goodness. I sort of resent the fact that I am so reliant on computers because if they can screw up your life, they do so with monotonous regularity. So now I can get on with whatever it was I had planned for this evening, I wonder what it was!
Footnote - does anyone get those infuriating small and sort of long insects that crawl up the inside of your computer screen, and then Die!!! I have two now and I think they are going to be there for ever, its very annoying!



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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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