Sunday, 18 March 2012

An enjoyable birthday

It's been a busy couple of weeks and time has flown by.  I think you all know that my Grandad went into hospital just before my birthday, I've been in Cumbria (without a web connection) making daily hospital visits for the past week.

On Saturday they moved him to Preston, where my brother Gary lives, so I've now returned home briefly before scooting off to Cambridge to teach workshops all next week.

Thank you all for the cards, gifts and wishes you all sent for my birthday. I had a wonderful day... here are a couple of photos...

Pillar the 5th!

I went to Archery practice as part of my 'birthday week'!

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Cat and mouse!

Yesterday I opened our front door to be confronted with a scene that very much resembled this...

Misty had brought in a live mouse to play with, and as I opened the door it was heading straight for me with the tabby in hot pursuit.

It then shot off under the bureau in the hall and after several minutes of persuasion, Helen and I managed to contain it in a small bin for relocation to the garden.

Misty spent the next 24 hours making regular checks under the bureau.

This week I also discovered Maru. I could quite happily watch him for hours!

(Take a look at his YouTube channel, Wikipedia page, or Amazon book)

Monday, 27 February 2012


I love snowdrops, we saw these in some bracken during a walk at the weekend.
Just a short blog this week as I'm bit behind with things. Helen just reminded me that it's a leap year, so I feel quite please that we've got an extra day on Wednesday to catch up. It's also only a week to go until my Birthday, we've got a couple of trip out planned, so I'm hoping to have recovered by then.

I've been to the doctors now, and they've prescribed eight tablets a day for the next ten days, so hopefully the infection will clear up soon and I'll have a bit more energy and no more dizziness..

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Purrfecting the catnap

It's been another long weekend, trying to mark student assessments and finishing company contracts. We're both been very tired, and I've had some long spells of dizziness over the last couple of days, so I'll be giving up cycling for a few days and trying to rest up.

On Valentine's day we were joined by Mr and Mrs Bear

They were most welcome

Misty has had another long and productive weekend aiming to perfect her catnap

The most noteworthy event of the week has to be the annual arrival of the Frogs at Frog End!