Archive for July, 2011

July 29, 2011

Better than McDonalds…

I spotted this father and his sons enjoying noodles in the sun. This is so much better than taking them to McDonalds. (He agreed with me.)

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July 18, 2011

New Costa in town

Hooray…we have a new Costa in town. TB had to go large and now I can have a soya latte without having to drive twenty miles :o)

July 15, 2011

Degu Friends

         

We have two new degu people…Ralph has welcomed them in his usual bold manner.

They’re very friendly and have already been sitting in TB’s hands but most of the photographs I took are rubbish so these will have to do for now.

 

July 12, 2011

Synchronised invisibilty

I’ve been sitting in the kitchen having an early lunch/late breakfast watching the birds on the lawn eating the nuts and seeds I sprinkle about for them. Twelve little sparrows and a pair of doves hopping about and looking very pleased with themselves.

As I took a photograph, all the birds engaged their cloaking devices so not a single feather is visible. Synchronised invisiblity has no doubt evolved over many generations and is a pretty amazing skill.

Somehow, my train of thought (which I can’t follow backwards so have no idea how I got to this) led me to thinking about where we live and how size doesn’t matter but home does.

July 3, 2011

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Vegan chocolate cupcakes made after the children have gone to bed as a lunchbox surprise.
I worked right to left and got more generous with the topping as I went!
(I really need to get some vegan sprinkles)

July 3, 2011

Lollycocks Field

I met these chaps yesterday

         

This is where I met them

         

A small nature reserve, 5.47 acres, about 10 minutes walk from the town centre.

In 1983, North Kesteven District Council bought Lollycocks Field to safeguard its role as an area of high value to wildlife. Its 5.47 acres of pasture provide an important habitat for many species of plants and animals under threat from the town and the surrounding agricultural farmland.

A pond was added in the mid-1980s, to further enhance the site prior to declaration as a Local Nature Reserve in September 1993.

A small scrape can be found adjacent to the pond. This very shallow water area provides an excellent and safe habitat for pond life.

I had no idea it was there!