Friday, 3rd January 2013
What a difference a day makes, or so the song goes. Again filthy weather and there's been nowt but flood and gale warnings on the radio and news all day. Miserably dark and wet here again today, compared with some coastal regions of the south west we would seem to be getting off lightly. More and more I find myself glad that we bought a house on the top of a hill - albeit a small one! I haven't ventured out today, other than to post some letters, so can't report the state of the Washford River, but am guessing it's higher than yesterday .... !! Starting to feel quite concerned about neighbours who live at the bottom of the lane as I'm sure they must be close to being flooded and it must be such a worry.
It's been a work, work, work day - busy updating correspondence and databases.
So, as noted above, not been out and about with either camera today, meaning that I'm pinching another of yesterday's bird images to illustrate today's blog entry. This time a cheeky robin who was singing his heart out in the sunshine yesterday - just look at that blue sky..... heaven!
Looking forward to lunch with a good friend tomorrow, but first a fish and chip supper tonight - yummy!
Thursday, 2nd January 2014
Magnificent clarity and blue skies this morning after all the rain yesterday, although the doomsayers (weathermen!) are predicting a return to wet and stormy conditions at least by this evening. Grabbed an opportunity to take Gemma the dog out for a short walk along the sodden and frequently flooded West Somerset Mineral Line, running along the Washford River from Washford down to its outflow to the sea at Watchet.
Alas though, today was a working day and my never diminishing workload nagged me to make the walk short and sweet, but, although I only took my little Fuji camera out with me I managed to catch a few shots of the swollen river and local birdlife.
Today's image choice is a young blue tit enjoying the fresh air and sunshine after the downpours of yesterday.
Little black cat is still with us - making friends every time we open the back door. We are still musing as to whether he's a crafty little operator, working us as 'soft-as-butter' cat lovers in spite of having a warm hearth and full food bowl elsewhere, or if he is lost and in need of taking in. At least I managed to get my printer back up and working today so can print the posters and distribute them. So the jury is still out on this one for the time being.
New Year's Day 2014
Home, Washford, Somerset
Rain, rain, rain! What a miserable, dark, dank day to start off a New Year with. My first thought this morning was whether or not the sun had risen yet it was so dark, and yet it was almost 8 am. I know, a late start for me, but, hey, on New Year's Day that's allowed I think!
New Year's eve was spent relatively quietly at home with Richard and friend Tony who is over from Crete before disappearing to Sri Lanka for his 3 month winter sun break (lucky, lucky man.) We bbq'd a fab piece of Stuart Lowen's lamb (yes, it was dry then) with all the trimmings and opened a requisite number of bottles of wine and fizz - as you do! Crazy phone calls from the Bahrain crew and family too.
The weather is just so totally uninspiring today I can't see me going out with my camera at all, so today's image is one I took yesterday of a little black cat that has adopted our wood shed. A sweet little thing, which doesn't seem to be a stray as it's in very good condition, although does always seem hungry and in need of attention. I've produced some posters to drop into the houses in the lane to try and locate it's owner and if by some extremely rare co-incidence it's owner sees this picture on PBase, then do message me.