Thursday, 26 May 2011
Yesterday was our 44 birthday, the Centre opened on May 25th forty four years ago, what an amazing thought. The cost to get in was 2/6d for adults and 1/3d for children, for those of you who never knew our proper money that was 12.5p for adults and just over 6p for children!! However petrol was 5/6 a gallon, which is 27p and Father bought the house and land for £11400!! How things have changed.

Various people reminded me about it, and its not that I forget things are going to happen, its just that I never know what the date is on any given day, that is the downside of living where you work and working seven days a week. However the upside is that I rarely have to go out in the car! I managed to do it yesterday, to
get to the Bank, get dog food for while I am away as a couple of friends are kindly going to look after the house and dogs, and importantly get some champagne to celebrate the Centre's birthday, which we did in fine style after work.

The adventure trail in the wood is coming on nicely, I think it will be fun for the older children and yesterday we had two school parties so I was able to see that the trail near the flying ground also works well. The children liked it and it made them physically work hard, so it is not only fun, but also good for them!

We have to get on with all the insulation of the Hawk Walk in the next couple of months, I want to get that sorted and the heating in well before the winter comes, I don't want to have to struggle with that sort of cold again and have to worry about the birds. We are pretty sure that we can make them very much more comfortable and make it easier for us as well.

The pictures are of Mozart, when he was a young man in the snow, and in the last couple of weeks. He is amazing, he is now in his late thirties, it would be so nice if he made it to our 50 anniversary!!

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Hello

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.

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHZGQ8i8AwI

HC

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