Tuesday, 2 February 2010
Well the concrete was down in the freezer shed by coffee time, teamwork!! Dave was here getting on with the big hedge in the Centre, it is looking good, and Steve, Dick, Jane and Glynn were here so most of the stuff cut went to the bonfire, there is some nasty very prickly hawthorn to get moved tomorrow and things are starting to look OK. We had few visitors today, yesterday was much better, but then the weather forecast was poor and wrong as usual, apart from a shower of rain early on, we had very pleasant weather for the time of year, windy and sunshine, not to be sniffed at. All the birds flew well again. Robin finished sealing the plywood walls in the new aviaries and Holly started to paint them, they are going to look very good. I had yet another one of those days where I raced around and at the end of it wondered what I had done, but my email list is shorter, and I did help with the concreting, and sorted out some bills with Jan.

Oh and my wallet turned up – in the waste paper basket in my office, don’t even ask, I have not a clue, but at least it means I have my driving license and my national insurance number, which is good, plus the wallet and the photo of the dogs!! I dread to think what would have happened if my driving license had gone because a couple of days ago I got an aggressive letter threatening all sorts of dire happenings if I did not answer it and telling me that I should have let DVLC ( which stands for the Department of Very Little Clue) know when I had got rid of my van and as I had not I was therefore liable to fines. I pointed out in a fractionally less aggressive reply that did they mean the van that was sitting happily outside my office window and which I had not got rid of and which in fact I had taxed on their computer system the month before!! So could they please amend their records accordingly and I was looking forward to their letter of apology! (I bet that never comes!)

I am going to take the weather forecast thing from the sidebar on the Weblog, did you see yesterday that it said the minimum temperature today was going to be -18C!!! For heaven’s sake that has to be a little out of range, I wonder if it has the right Newent!



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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