Sunday, 15 April 2018
So did I actually put let's think of Spring - think is about right because sure as hell we are not having it! I can honestly say I can't remember a worse Easter in terms of weather and that of course means in terms of visitors as well. Actually Easter Monday weather wise was not that bad here, but of course the weather forcast did not help, so they did not come out. I think we have seen the sun on one day so far in April, which is a little depressing to say the least.

However the cafe is going well and Jimmy is doing some great food, not quite so sure about the very violet cake! but the other cakes are to die for. Karen is getting the office work sorted out and woe betide anyone who spends too much! Rachel is coping well with the marketing even though the weather is not helping. SHe moves onto fund raising when we have a little more time and visitors.
Back on duty flying brilliantly!

Our new bird staff member Jonas from Germany is excellent, a very good worker and lovely to be
around, and knows one end of a hammer from the other, which these days is a rarity!

Our volunteers are just amazing, we have a great group who work really hard, bring in fantastic cakes and are a joy to be around, I do not know what we would do without them. Having said that Pippa who organises them all is off on holiday to Canada for two weeks, we hope she has a good time and are looking forward to the holiday snaps!

Iit may however, be time for a rant, and I am afraid you are right  - yes - yet again it is BT better known not as British Telecom, but instead Bloody Terrible. I don't know who looks at their business plan but I am pretty convinced that it would be much cheaper for them and certainly mean they had to be deal with less complains if they put fibre to our village. The amount of times that their engineers are here or somewhere else along our line beggars belief. There is no way it makes either good business sense or is financially viable.
Also back on Duty!

We have a thing round here called Fastershire - its a joke, apparently everywhere apart from us is getting better access to the internet, but most definitely we are not. And the problem is that our phones, our internet, our card machines - the whole flaming lot are reliant on an internet connection, which goes down or fails with monotonous regularity and particularly at weekends and bank

We moved to Microsoft 365 (I think you all know what I think about that) so everything is now on the cloud and therefore safe - yup it is definitely safe, I can't get at it!! The cloud is only any good if you have internet access to the cloud, otherwise it is about as much use as a sick headache - which is not a lot.

Ah well, ever onwards and upwards I guess (and hope!). I keep doing the lottery anyway.



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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