Saturday, 8 December 2012
You know it would be so nice if all these damn websites would let you buy stuff without having to sign up, or register, particularly if you are able to pay with PayPal. It’s so annoying and frustrating, a very few have the option to just buy without all that crap – good on you guys, it is much easier and much pleasanter.
Talking of good on you, which is sort of Australian, puts me in mind of the news today, what a dreadful shame about the nurse who had the unfortunate experience of picking up the phone to those Australian morons who thought it was clever to try and imitate the queen. What should be a wonderful time for the Royal family spoilt by idiots who obviously don’t have a brain cell, and how miserable for the nurse’s family, I really feel for her and for them. Personally I hope the perpetrators never get a job again, they don’t deserve one. I have never been one for practical jokes, I think they are mindless, stupid, unpleasant and can be, as we have seen, incredibly hurtful. I also think that while we are on the subject of TV and Radio Chat shows and the press – yes please - lets have some laws to control them, because they sure as hell will not control themselves and anyone who thinks they will is sadly mistaken.
I bought a couple of tins of soup last week because the café is now closed, they were so awful that I went out and bought a book on how to make soup – 400 recipes,. Well that was a waste of time and money, not one of them is normal soup!!! I can have mushroom and pear, or chicken and lime or Chorizo (which I loath) and a ton of things, but is there any bog standard nice ordinary soup, nope, not one!! So if anyone wants a book on lots of fancy soups, I have one you can have!!
The weather was glorious today, I went for a lovely ride, got some work done, opened another day on my Jacqui Lawson Advent Calendar – they are wonderful!! Took the dogs for all walk and in a minute will get ready for the Owl Evening – only five to go!!
The aviary cleaning goes on apace, and we had a major workshop tidy as well, its always a good thing to do as for about a week you can actually find things again, until chaos re ensues!! Its Adam last few days next week, he finishes on Wednesday! Then by the end of the week I think he is off to Dubai. Simon finishes just before Christmas, so over the Christmas period it will be very quiet, and I get to look after all the birds, so I will be busy. John is continuing to do an amazing job on the enclosures, I can’t believe how much up to speed we are. We should get the worst of it done by Christmas at this rate, with only the Owl Courtyard and the Small Falcons to get redone in January.
The forecast for next week is back to cold, although I think people are forgetting how cold it was three winters ago now, when we had five days of hoar frost and temperatures below -16 here – that was cold!!!


Shaun Gibbs said...

Wow, those are some stunning captures. Very good work.


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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