Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tweets for Today

  • 16:36 All bars of soap in our bathrooms at work have been replaced with anti-bac handwash to prevent swine flu ffs has the world gone mad? #
  • 16:57 Think new work soap given me skin condition that's counterproductive #
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tweets for Today

  • 21:43 Spent so long trying to balance my bank account I have no idea what's going on in CSI #
  • 22:27 Just been chatting to @willkay #
  • 13:35 From My Greenthumbr Journal: Oh Dear! tinyurl.com/czsa5z #
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Sunday, April 26, 2009

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Tweets for Today

  • 20:52 It's golf night with tiger woods pga09 #
  • 09:39 Recorded a new allotment video for my blog. Will post later, lots of digging to do in the meantime! #
  • 09:52 Bugger it's trying to rain #
  • 14:20 New post on my blog - a video update from the allotment tinyurl.com/cm7zcc videos about 4 mins long #
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An Allotment Update

For those who have been following my allotment exploits I bring you a video update so you can judge for yourself. I would like to particularly draw Neil h's attention to the contents of the shed.

video

If you would like to see the "before" versions they can be found in this post, and this post, and this one.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Tweets for Today

  • 19:10 The good news: car has clean bill of health. The bad news: bank balance not so healthy #
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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tweets for Today

  • 09:27 twitpic.com/3tk0z Why is it whenever you take your car for a service they give you the noddy car? #
  • 14:23 No news from the garage about the service on my car, hopefully that's a good thing #
  • 15:53 @Girlonatrain only 99 to go then! #
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tweets for Today

  • 18:18 Just noticed the birch tree in our garden is now in full leaf #
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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Bird Race

Andrew over at http://www.quicksilverbirds.blogspot.com has been holding an Easter bird race. As we had a not too busy weekend and the weather forecast had predicted that there was going to be quite a bit of rain I didn't think my chance of winning would be very high but it would be a bit of fun.

The rules were simple enough. Count every bird species you come across over the four day weekend and send in your score. Full details and results will be on Andrew's blog. I added an additional rule of my own, I actually had to see the birds, counting bird song didn't count.

As predicted the weather was not great three out of the four days saw quite a bit of rain so my bird counts were mostly restricted to those seen in the garden or when out walking the dog.

My total score is 21, and if I'd not added the rule about bird song it would have been a little higher, but I prefer to see the birds I'm counting. Finally here's my species list:

Dunnock
Crow
Black-Headed Gull
Blackbird
Wood pigeon
Collared dove
Starling
Blue tit
Great tit
Robin
House sparrow
Grey heron
Greater-spotted woodpecker
Magpie
Mute swan
Garden warbler
Goldfinch
Lapwing
Mallard
Coot
Herring gull


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Friday, April 10, 2009

Tweets for Today

  • 22:08 Very jealous of @mariarocio and @willkay on their trip to sea world #
  • 18:02 @mariarocio You're on :) #
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Thursday, April 09, 2009

Tweets for Today

  • 06:58 Deerwatch: 1 deer this morning #
  • 15:04 RT @gavingough What's the hottest photography book this century? This is: bit.ly/4WJO Go now and order yours before they sell out. #
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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Tweets for Today

  • 16:32 Just seen a lady trainspotter - are they rare? #
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Catch-Up

Well it's been a while since we were on holiday and the days of posting nearly every day have waned since we've been home and I've been back at work.

Life goes on.

Back at work, initially in a kind of surreal kind of half-life. Having had such a long time off and having been able to totally relax while we were away it's really quite strange.

The garden birds are pleased to see us back at least. We'd left them out plenty of food but they managed to go through it rapidly. I watched them last night after I got home. I'd just fed them and within moments wood pigeons and starlings arrived and decimated their provisions. The pigeons are quite sedate but the starlings are more enthusiastic. They almost dive into the seed and fling it everywhere. When they're done with what's in the feeder, they drop to the ground and gather up all the seed they've dropped.

It' been two years since we moved house, it doesn't seem like it though. Our boiler is on it's last legs. I'm surprised it's lasted this long to be honest but pleased that it's gotten us through two winters and given us time to save up for it's replacement. They're coming to do that next month.

In gaming news I've been playing Tom Clancy's "HAWX", it was a birthday present. Am quite enjoying it, but seem to have a problem with the ground. I keep flying my plane into it!


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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Tweets for Today

  • 21:31 Watching heroes #
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Monday, April 06, 2009

Tweets for Today

  • 06:46 @thermalsatsuma at the railway station listening to The Road, thanks for the recommendation #
  • 06:58 Deerwatch: 3 deer this morning #
  • 14:14 @willkay What else did you see at the zoo? #
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Sunday, April 05, 2009

Tweets for Today

  • 12:27 Just back from the allotment, really warm down there in the sun #
  • 13:34 Looking for a good audiobook on audible. Any suggestions? #
  • 15:39 @thermalsatsuma thanks have heard of author but never read/listened to, so might give a go #
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Saturday, April 04, 2009

Tweets for Today

  • 11:54 Watching the grand prix qualifying which I recorded earlier #
  • 12:06 @Girlonatrain where you off to? #
  • 17:11 @Girlonatrain hey that sounds great. Have a great trip #
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Thursday, April 02, 2009

Tweets for Today

  • 07:02 Not looking forward to today, it's gonna be chaotic and I prefer order #
  • 08:03 @Documentally congratulations :) #
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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

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