meteorite hit my car

Dawn appears to be 6am. I know this because I was up at it.  Wow. The seasons are moving on apace. Soon dawn will no longer be at 6am then it will again. They keep messing around with the clocks.…

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a joy to be alive

I was stimulated to get out of bed this morning by the start of the Sunday Service. I never listen to this programme but I do occasionally leave it on for it’s soporific qualities. Unfortunately this morning, I was informed, …

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census time

The sparrows are farting. Probably not but the avian chorale is in full voice outside. Rehearsals. Suspect none of them are sparrows. It is 5.45am, Saturday, stardate 6th March, 2021 CE. Not much traffic. Twirly.

It is the weekend. Clearly. …

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Sir Roger the Bold

There were two Knights of the Realm on the Today Programme on radio 4 this morning. I don’t remember the name of the first one because I was only really prompted to think about it when the second, Sir Roger, …

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momentum

I walked to the shed this morning through fine drizzle carrying my usual cup of tea. This is quite satisfying. It was  definitely downward precipitation but not so heavy that I got at all wet or felt there would be …

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sat in the shed sat in the shed

Sat in the shed last night watching the Imps lose to Fleetwood and caught a glimpse of something moving in the garden. Rewound the CCTV and saw it was a cat. These animals are too small to get picked up …

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hey nonny nonny michael

It’s another of those coldish pre-spring days. Not sure really where the line is drawn. There is an official start to spring but this is an artificial construct. Snowdrops know better. We just have to accept that not everything changes …

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hairless of Lincoln

The facial hair went at lunchtime. An interesting experiment and I liked the idea of the hippy look but it really wasn’t me. I particularly didn’t like the tash getting in the way of food and drink and it felt …

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up and at it

Sleep filled bleariness, strangely wide awake, brain not yet fully in gear, birds up and at it. What do they have to talk about at this time of day? Worms, weather, spring, the change to British Summer Time when the …

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gee gee wizz

The horses have rounded the final bend and the home straight lies ahead. The finishing line is still distant but the grandstand is in sight. This is nothing to do it with being a Friday. This Friday the weekend is …

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Stone the crows

Stone the crows

Last night there were a few noisy crows flying around the trees above the garden. This morning I note that one was sitting quietly in the tree above the shed. This is a concern. Crows would be …

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noisy birds

Noisy birds even though at 06.12 it is still dark out.

Just before 9am in the shed I hear the sounds of silence. A creaking heater, a refrigerator and cars on the road at the front. I am waiting …

the bent heads

One of the great side benefits of lockdown is being able to enjoy spring at home. You do need a garden to fully benefit from this. There really is no place like the UK for spring. Ok I’m sure there …

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the symbol of hope

A gentle start to the day. The birds are quietly getting on with their daily routine. Looking across to the raised beds the garlic continues to thrive. An occasional car drives past the front of the house. The garden is …

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