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Monthly Archive for "February 2011"



Us, Rosie Posie Poodle and Frank Cat Fi | 20 Feb 2011

Plethora of England’s most exotic birds

We’re SO lucky to have these regular visitors to our tiny village garden – though obviously the FORTUNE I spend of bird seed, nuts, fat balls, niger seeds etc etc helps!
‎6+ Redpolls, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Coal tit, 1 Pheasant, 2 Great tit, 2 Blue tit, 3+ Chaffinch, 5+ Sparrrow, 1 Starling, 3+ Blackbird, 3 Siskin, 1 Robin. Not bad for a few minutes gazing out of the window while I ate my yoghurt and muesli.

This is of 2 Goldfinch, a Siskin and a Redpoll

Redpoll - Siskin - Goldfinch (even in England the birds are exotic)

Us, Rosie Posie Poodle and Frank Cat Fi | 15 Feb 2011

So, the ‘BIG SOCIETY’…..

A good friend of mine has hit the nail on the head….
Want to know how the Big Society’ will work.
It’s clearly predicated on there being millions more people who are no longer in paid employment & who therefore have lots of time on their hands & who feel they have a lot to thank this government for. Wouldn’t you? Really? Why not??????

Us, Rosie Posie Poodle and Frank Cat Fi | 13 Feb 2011

Focusing on the lounge mantle

Focusing on the lounge mantle and the things that are front-of-house…. In late afternoon the light makes shadow on the wall and the crystals hanging in the window make little dancing fairy light prisms all over the room. I took the colour out of the shot except for the dandelion head lamp and the blue raku sculpture by Fiona Mazza.
shadows of this and that

Us, Rosie Posie Poodle and Frank Cat Fi | 12 Feb 2011

Perfect for calming

Work has been manic for my brain – too much whizzing around in my mind. What better to calm it all down than a gentle Saturday morning watching the garden birds. I know I bang on about birds, but the sightings in the garden so far today….. starlings, blackbirds, robin, great tit, blue tit, sparrow, chaffinch, redpoll, pheasant (one only and out of his comfort zone!), goldfinch, greenfinch, wren, coal tit and collared dove. Not bad for a window view of a postage-stamp of a garden!

Greenfinch dining with Redpoll
greenfinch and redpoll

Us, Rosie Posie Poodle and Frank Cat Fi | 06 Feb 2011

The Tudors – great drama on BBC2

I am enjoying The Tudors on BBC2 lately. I’m intrigued by that period of history. Long enough ago to be mysterious and recent enough to seem more real.
The artistic license in the portrayal and good looks of Henry VIII is something I am choosing to ignore. By the time of his life portrayed in the recent episodes he was an ugly, hulking smelly mass of flesh and sores. Still – that wouldn’t make for sexy drama would it. What I love about the drama most I think is the period decadence and the fabulous costumes, cinematography and sets.

Us, Rosie Posie Poodle and Frank Cat Fi | 01 Feb 2011

Marbles? Bye bye

Pigs ear no. 1. After the long drive to work parked the car and realised that for the first time EVER I hadn’t brought my fob to get into the building or the key to open the office. The janitor had to help me out. Then, when I drew up in the driveway at home after work I realised that I had ALSO forgotten to unlock the church (our turn to do so for the next two weeks) Hector did point out last night that I seemed a bit confused. He’s right!