Day 87 & other stuff

Oh such a lovely sunny day today, but Thursdays are chore days at Fraggle Towers. Much hoovering, washing, cleaning, baking and floor mopping going on.

But always a few moments to find some light and shade

Day 87

can’t resist some colour because my blossom tree is laden with flowers and it’s too pretty not to share.

The blossom tree is known here as the Happy Eater tree, and regular readers will know I have feeding stations for the birds hung in its branches. Though I had a niger seed holder on it for a few years I only saw goldfinches once on it. This quite annoys me as I see a few flitting around where we live and can’t see what their problem is, none of the spuggies, tits, blackbirds etc have a problem and are constantly visiting. So I moved the niger feeder to the back garden and it’s hung there now for two years, and though the finches fly over my garden, they’ve resolutely ignored it.

Until yesterday evening.


2 x Goldfinch.

Not the greatest picture, I was hiding behind blinds and shooting through a window plus it was sundown time, but I was so excited to see them up close. At last. Fingers crossed for a return visit!

Friday Feathers

It’s been a quiet day at Fraggle Manor, waiting to go and fetch Phil home from the hospital.  The Doc wanted to keep him in another night as his infection is still rampant and give him more IV antibiotics, but he couldn’t cope with it. He had very little sleep, not surprising when someones taking your blood pressure every hour! so came home with tablets to take instead, and with a promise he’d go back in if he got worse, and we go back on Sunday for more blood tests.  That took all day to sort out, a 4 hour wait for the tablets to be delivered to the ward and ended up with him having to go to the pharmacy as they were just about to close and they still hadn’t arrived! So I’ve been doing a bit of housework and washing, and dripping about waiting and taking pictures of the Happy Eater clients, and mundane things.

Great Tit

Blue Tit


Do you know these life forms?

Medicine for the soul


waiting for Phil