How are you all doing?

Robin

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The skylark we saw just kept fluttering up and landing a bit further away until we got nearer again. I hadn’t seen a one this year so was really pleased. Our geese were Greylag, only know that because I looked in my Collins when I got home! As for the common sandpipers I have never seen those before and asked the advise of a FB birdwatching group I’m a member of. The swifts were amazing to watch, so graceful, I could have watched them all day. No photos unfortunately, far too fast! Also saw this wader, still haven’t identified it! ;)
Ooh, now that is an unusual wader!
 

trophywench

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Not unusual for the Cattle Bird. They do seem to like a paddle generally.

The water birds - ducks, geese and swans all seem to have had mega broods this year. We follow a number of Vlogging narrowboaters on You Tube and we've noticed it - some years there will be just a couple of babes, but this Spring, all seem to have huge families in comparison!
 

Keith McMillan

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I'm better in my mind now thank you everydayups. I used to wake up feeling paranoid after being thrown into a scary new world, but that has subsided. I've seen others experiencing the same feelings. So these feelings are normal after all. I enjoy being solitary but I have learned how similar other people are to me. I feel up one day and down another but my poor brother in law is fighting COVID at home and his condition really does goes up and down. I am doing my best to fix his computer remotely because his livelihood is all in the machine. Hopefully it will make him calmer knowing it's being taken care of and it will remind me how to do my job since furlough began some time ago.

I'm getting black market flour now and had Yorkshire puds on Sunday. Not great for the diet but once in a while. ;)
 

trophywench

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Keith - my Yorkshires are now very hit and miss, clueless why cos I used to have to detach them from the roof of my oven to get them out. BUT - you know 'Aunt Bessie's' ones, the sort where you are buying frozen batter in tinfoil 'cups and bake them yourself? - well they are only 5g carb apiece and IMHO, well worth that expenditure!
 

Keith McMillan

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Hi Jenny, Must admit to expecting fast food to be high in naughtiness. These light Aunt Bessie's are a big surprise to me! Have to find another naughty use for the flour. :)
 

Robin

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Went for a walk today, and saw fields of butttercups. Bit of a startling sign, considering we live about as far away from the sea as is possible in the UK. (we were near the former tip, which I assume was in an old gravel/sand quarry)
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trophywench

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Hi Jenny, Must admit to expecting fast food to be high in naughtiness. These light Aunt Bessie's are a big surprise to me! Have to find another naughty use for the flour. :)
The minor snag is, you have to defrost 6 at a time in order to cook em!
 

trophywench

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'Force' my beloved to eat 2 to my one, 2 whole days on the trot on two separate occasions per box. Both got the process down to a T by now Mike!
 

nonethewiser

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Going to have bbq this afternoon, meat bought from butchers yesterday so ready to go, outside its slightly breezy but sunny so looks like ideal weather.
 

nonethewiser

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Slightly breezy turned to strong wind, still had bbq positioned it between back of garage & shed for protection, gas blow out twice but managed to cook food, needles to say we sat indoors.

Still blowing outside, looks set for day.
 

grovesy

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Well I spent time porting up some rooted curti gas in the greenhouse because of the wind.
 

AJLang

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I’m having a difficult time. On the 15th it was six months since Dad wrote to me saying that he wanted no further contact with me. I haven’t heard from my brother since then and I have the distinct impression that my Dad really stirred things up between me and my brother.
The time before when Dad had stopped talking to me my brother phoned me with a not very nice phone call and I think he is strongly influenced by Dad.
I transferred some money to my brother’s bank account on Thursday for his 50th birthday. I also text him but I’ve heard nothing. It has hurt me a lot.
im careful what I say/don’t say on Facebook because of relationship with my niece, his daughter.
 

AJLang

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As the afternoon progressed my lovely Mark has got me doing things to cheer me up. I’ve painted on a 12x12 scrapbook page so that it resembles the squares on a chess board. I now need to turn it into a scrapbook page to remind me of when I saw Chess the Musical two or three years ago. It was its first major London revival since it was first there in the early 80’s when I also saw it - at that time I had to find somebody with a credit card so that I could buy the tickets. Later in the afternoon I wrote some more of my creative writing assignment which will also be a section of a novel that I’m writing. Then Mark and I opened a bottle of champagne to celebrate him finishing a colouring book that he has been designing which will soon be for sale on Amazon. We may have not have left the house for a long while but we’re still having fun!
 

Robin

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Win win, on this showery day. I went riding this morning, and managed to stay dry, and when I got home, it had rained and watered the veg plot for me!
 

Keith McMillan

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Collected our Click and Collect, Dropped off the first two bags in the hall. Cream leakage all over the hall carpet and slippers. Went back to the car. Cream leakage all over the car boot. How they managed to put a pot of cream with the lid nearly pulled off in a customers shopping bag is one for the imagination.
 

everydayupsanddowns

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Collected our Click and Collect, Dropped off the first two bags in the hall. Cream leakage all over the hall carpet and slippers. Went back to the car. Cream leakage all over the car boot. How they managed to put a pot of cream with the lid nearly pulled off in a customers shopping bag is one for the imagination.
Oh no!!! What a complete nightmare!

Hope you managed to clear it up OK Keith. Reminds me of an incident we had with an old car when the kids were tiny - when almost a whole 4pint milk container emptied in the boot. We mopped up as best as we could, but there was a difficult um... ‘aromatic’ period for a few weeks afterwards despite copious antibacterial dousing, and we had to drive with the windows down for months. Fortunately the car was on its last legs, and we scrapped/traded it in soon after :eek:
 
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