Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The end is coming, pet care and broken promises

1. There is not a great deal to do at work -- we're mainly sitting around waiting for the end. I'm thoroughly enjoying killing time playing my Nintendo DS.

2. The caterpillar in the roses has left droppings on the table. Nick suggests we consider getting it a caterpillar litter tray.

3. We tune in to the BBC's Springwatch, enticed by the promise of badgers that never materialise.We are consoled by the sight of a stoat rolling its prey, a dead rabbit about twice its size; and parent birds cramming insects into the gaping beaks of their young; and peregrine falcons taking their first flights off the tower of Chichester Cathedral; and hairy seahorses floating in eel grass.


  1. #3 - it was great wasn't it. And I liked the gull stuff too. I wish more people in my town appreciated how lucky we are to see them hatching their chicks on chimneys all around us.

  2. I was going to include the video essay on gulls, but the list was getting a bit long -- they are wonderful, aren't they. I love the crisp white feathers.

  3. Much to my husband's disgust, gulls are my FAVOURITE birds. There is nothing so beautiful as a clear blue sky full of blazingly white gulls!!


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