Thursday, 28 June 2012
Well we had a wonderful time in Yorkshire last week, I got tons of photos, which would be really useful if my computer would actually read the card with them on, however at the moment it is on strike about pretty much everything. In fact yesterday my download speed on Business Broadband was .3 of a megabite!!! Well done BT, I suspect I may be changing my provider unless they can improve it. Someone is coming tomorrow and I hope he can get a better result. I guess that is the problem of living in a rural area.

Charlie has done really well at Duncombe, all five aviary blocks that are being built this year are up, some further along than others, but all looking very good. The iZone is up and Anabelle’s housing on site is at ‘first fixings’ (that means the electrics and water have to go in before plaster boarding and then decorating. It is going to be a very nice little ‘house’ and one that Anabelle will quickly make her own.

The Hawk Walk is very different from ours (once I can have another big fight with my computer, or rather probably Adam will) I will show you in pictures!! (beat it!) But is well on in the building phase. We spent the morning driving up, the afternoon up there and the evening eating an excellent meal of Pork Loin with cream and peppercorn sauce and rice – uuummmmmm!

We got there in 3.5 hours and back as well, although I did feel very sorry for the poor buggers on the northbound M42 – they were in a huge and I mean huge tailback that went on for miles – and was it a blocked lane – oh no!! There was a problem with some cars on the hard shoulder and all the rest of the hold- up was complete morons slowing down to look, I have to say I think that is one of the most disgusting aspects of humans, why do they do it and why make life miserable for thousands of others that you hold up while you are gawping at something which is NOTHING to do with you!! The cost to all the people in the queue in terms of fuel, time and frustration is huge and all because you idiots who do it cause the holdup. You are in my opinion despicable!!

The dogs were pleased to see us when we got home and then Anabelle and I had supper, and that we think is where the next problem started. Both she and I spent all night with throwing up and diarrhea!! Lovely, I still don’t feel great and Anabelle finally gave up and drove home, it turned out to be a bug that John gave us – thanks John, because Angela got it and so did Sue.

We had a good weekend although it appears that the audience is great one day and dead the next at the moment, its surprisingly difficult to work with an audience that is giving nothing back, and just wonderful when they respond and are lovely!! Although it has been very humid the last few days so perhaps that accounts for it.

Art has new shoes on so hopefully we will get out again if the rain allows, we had an absolute downpour today, the paths suffered a little, but are nearly back, my courtyard flooded, which was particularly annoying as I had spent two hours last night giving it a spruce up. And the water was pouring down the back steps in a serious torrent, however it only lasted about half an hour, I would love to know how much rain we had!!

The female Tawny Eagle is now jumping A frame to A Frame which is great. All the baby owls are coming on a treat. Holly’s Tawny Owl Orion is cracking in the wood, although the small birds get annoyed when they see him. Michele’s Ashy Faced Barn Owl is charming – Lyra – and very beautiful. And I have a Lesser Kestrel chick in a box at my feet, who I hope is going to be wonderful, I love Lesser Kestrels, they are so pretty.


Ukfalc said...

Interesting information, many thanks.

I hope the weather picks up this weekend, so that I can visit the centre again. This grotty weather is a nuisance.


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


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