Saturday, January 10, 2015

Chickens do what chickens do!

This morning, whilst it was still relatively dark, I had to move some fencing panels as they were banging against a neighbours fence and threatening to smash it down. It was VERY windy and as big as I am, I had visions of me being blown over the fence! It started bucketing it down with rain, too late I wished I'd put on a waterproof jacket, I was soaked. As I moved the first panel, I saw something blue and brown in the dim light. As I got the other 2 panels down, it was obvious why I hadn't had quite so many eggs after the chooks had finished their moult........7 eggs in total (first pic), one moved by ? Mr or Mrs Fox! (second pic). They were lovely large eggs too but, couldn't risk eating any of them as I didn't know how long they had been there. Of course, this explains why Specky and Twinny kept saying they'd laid and then I couldn't see any eggs in the nest box! The little beggars!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Can't sleep and random acts of kindess

It's after 2am, can't sleep because their has been a gas leak across the road and the wonderful men have been fixing it, but, I can't help wishing the leak had been sniffed earlier yesterday! Onto the random act of kindness, yesterday I had to go to Market Boswoth to the company I'm going to be working fors induction training (four days this week). I couldn't find any free parking spaces, so went to the pay and display car park, to find I din't have enough change for the machine grr! I saw a man coming towards me and asked if he could change a five pound note, he couldn't but, gave me a pound coin and said have it as an early Christmas present! Bless him and thank him for his kind deed! Think the repair men have finished for the time being, so I'm off to bed, Lucy cat has gone to bed on my bed and is snoring! (She may have to be re-located to her blanket on the sofa in the living room........)xxx

Thursday, December 11, 2014

I've taken the plunge!

After struggling with the seat belt on my little car, I said to myself, "Enough is enough" or something along those lines! I know what to do to lose weight and be healthy but, there's nothing like the support of a good Consultant at Slimming World and the support of your fellow 'losers'. Probably the only time folk feel good to be losers lol! So, no homemade bread (my biggest weakness next to cheeses), and no more doner kebab once a month with my friend, instead I will have the meat kebabs done on the grill with no pitta and their delicious salad, no garlic mayo either, just the lemon juice squeezed over the salad. I'm not being too ambitious, interim goal is 1 stone (14 lbs to fellow bloggers who use pounds only), then move to 2 stones and so on until I've reached target, at least 7.5 stones. I know my joints will be thankful for the less stress and other conditions can only benefit too. Wish me luck! xxx

Saturday, November 01, 2014

I just don't believe it!

Title said in a Victor Meldrew voice! I was outside letting out the chickens in my short sleeved t shirt this morning, 1st of November! Didn't feel in the least bit cold. I don't know what the exact temperature was but, it's even warmer now and the Sun is out. Hopefully the grass will dry out enough for me to give it it's last cut of the year.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Bradgate Park walk

Yesterday my friend came over and we decided to have a walk in Bradgate Park which isn't too far away by car and cost £2.50p to park. Being avid 'Autumn Watch' followers, we immediately recognised the sound of a Deer Stag bellowing out across the park but, one sound baffled us. It sounded like a cat and so we searched for this 'cat'. No it wasn't the mewing sound of a Buzzard, we'd heard that too. We were quite surprised to find it was a young deer calling for it's Mum! Later on in the walk, I took a short video with my digital camera as it has sound recording too, to share with you. I do hope you hear the sounds, if I can upload it onto here for you. Also, just as we parked up the car, we saw someone getting out of their vehicle and take out a bird of prey of some kind and go speak to the park ranger by the entrance to the park. We followed them into the park and the ranger told us that the bop was a 'Red-tailed American hawk'. The bird was female and called 'Pen'. I took a couple of photos, not brilliant as the light wasn't good. We watched a while as the bird flew between it's owners and was rewarded with morsels of food. In this park, there are various kinds of deer and despite watching AW, we still couldn't identify them! I think there was some kind of inter breeding going on as, there were pale golden ones, ?Fallow deer with the spots on, dark brown ones, reddish ones and the stags had various types of antlers! Some stags had paddle-like antlers others had the 'usual' ones! I took some pics but again, light quality wasn't brilliant (or my skills probably as a photographer!). It was a lovely mild day and we even had a bit of sunshine! The last time we went to this park was some years ago when I had bobby dog and it was a bitterly cold,damp,misty day in January, a real winters' day.
A double rainbow from one day last week and sunset from last week.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Not a virgin anymore...........

I've done it! Made my first Approved Foods order today, only been a member since December last year! There always seemed to be too much stodgy stuff and confectionery for my liking but, today, although I have ordered some stodgy stuff, I'm quite pleased that there is a lot of very useful 'store cupboard' items in there that, I will be grateful for when I come home from a shift and want something quick and easy. So, I'm not an approved foods virgin anymore lol!