Saturday, 13 February 2010

I hate Satnavs, I loath Satnavs, I despise Satnavs, they are an abomination to mankind guaranteed to add to the technology that is eating your brains, don’t use them!!! Adam and I had a tough day, Simon, Holly and Robin all off, eggs to do, feeding round, birds to get out, a Hawk Experience Day, a Handling experience for a birthday boy, a French girl visiting, plus three demonstrations, an underweight barn owl to deal with and then, Satnavs!!! There was about 40 minutes between the end of the work during the day, and the Valentines Owl evening, to sit down for a little while and have a cup of tea and I had FIVE bloody phone calls from people who were lost, why, because of their bloody satnavs. Aggggggggggghhhhhhh!!

Friday was a slightly more peaceful day, actually come to think of it, I must be nuts, we – the team that is – cleaned two more of the enclosures in Barn 2 so we have four left to do. Mike started the serious drainage, so we then filled in all the trenches and got the paths back to a safe state for the owl evening, it would have been a bit of a problem with visitors falling in trenches in the dark!!` We flew all the birds and then did an Owl Evening. It was not at all peaceful!

Actually both night’s fri and Sat audiences were really good fun and a pleasure to take round, and hopefully some of them will come back and visit during the day and see what we do in daylight!! The birds all flew well, the young Lanners are coming on a treat and will I think be very good. The little Male Lugger is also showing signs of being a good flyer. Adam got my Bald Eagle to sit on the fist and his Steppe Eagle did its first proper turn, so all in all, the day was OK. Oh and the Barn Owl is fine too.


'The Crafting Owl' said...

We were at your owl evening on Saturday and had a wonderful time! Thanks to you and your staff for such a memorable and magical experience!!

Olga said...

Now rather glad that we finally stumbled upon the centre when our satnav ran out of advice without the need to make call number 6 (my family was there during the day on the 13th). For we confirmed urbanites who couldn't reliably get the kids to school without high-tech help, Jemima's wonderful centre is about as easy to find as Brigadoon on a misty morn...
We did, however, have a great time. I enjoyed the birds, my children took several hundred pictures of dogs and my husband and I especially loved the banter. Sadly, we can repeat very few of the bon mots Jemima imparted now we are home, for fear of our children being taken in to care... Great stuff however and look forward to our return - map in hand.


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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