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oo ducklings, cute, I was thinking of going out to the levels this weekend in the home of seeing babies, what I would really, really like to see one day is a baby heron.
Being a slummy mummy is quite exhausting so I'm off for an earlyish night
in the hope of seeing babies
have a good night's sleep Peanut,
the baby ducklings were very cute,
I think if he could have done we would have ended up bringing them all home
We have no ducks in our ponds because there are barely any ponds left
and the are on the retreat because the ditches have dried up,what we fondly call the Humping Ditch, (where the facts of froggy life were discussed with a niece, as the older ones had squealed loudly, fingers pointing and excitedly but crudely called out to us, 'Look there are a load of humping down here' ), is a pad no more
ah yes here in the rainswept and boggy north west I oft forget that the south and east are badly hit by lack of water
I've not seen many but lots of tadpoles so they must be somewhere....
It is difficult for people to believe that we are droughted here, even before the recent wet weather
but the Ditch has been dry for a couple of years now and at the ponds it is most noticeable, were it was a good 5 or 6ft deep, up to ankles
<aside> there is a beach we go to with a river running down to it, in the shallows where it meets the beach but above the tide line they are lots of tadpoles, for some reason I always find it a little to be seeing tadpoles at the beach
I love going to see the old boats on the river,
and the banks are normally lined with fisherman if they feel like braving the midgies
I love river walks. Our local river is the River Parrott, it is brute of a river, huge tidal range round here, a fast tide too, dangerous but still beautiful, I love the muddy banks in the sunshine.
I like tracking it back, estuary through to the levels, not on the same day mind.
We once dipped our toes in it as it was on the retreat in a carpark and that was as much as you could dip into it it was that shallow, just because we could and that is as close as I am ever getting to it.
yes it always astounds me that you get so many people who don't know much about rivers or how to behave around them
I really think these things should be taught, you can learn the basics or river and beach saftey, and get to know your rivers and coastline if you are lucky enough to have them.
Mud flats here are treacherous and yet no matter the warning signs, the leaflets that come with every caravan etc, people always think they know better
regarding the river when you are walking along and the flood defense is twice as tall as yourself, you would think it would tell you something. And when the tide is rising and the run off is streaming off the hills for petes sake do not go for a wander on the flat bits in the middle
yes there is always at least two people every year get caught on the beach because they don't know that the high bit they are standing on becomes an island quite quickly once the tide starts coming in,
and then the lifeboats have to come from fleetwood (it's genrally blackpool the people get stuck at)
or the people who go to "play" under the peer....
or the people who decide to walk out to the off shore lighthouse at low tide....
Charmouth is my favourite beach but this regulary happens
The kids were doing poems at school, fourline ones, can't remember what they are called
we were making them up while camping that way
cliff fell down
now they're stiffs
was one we came back from the beach with
I found three pages of A4 with poems from that weekend the other day decluttering , it was good to re-read them
that's a rather gruesome poem,
is it haiku or something.... gah my brain won't work in the evenings
sorry, I s'pose it is, especially written out like that
At the time it was light-hearted, in a horrible histories type way. Spiller and I were having poetic murderous domestics about the washing up, my bones were in a cellar for being a yeller, and he was sleeping with the fishes for not doing dishes
In amongst the gruesomes and the inevitable toilet humour there were some nice ones, suitable for school
I have promised myself not to moan about rain so, pah, it is horribly windy today
yes I've seen the wonderful weather report today,
it's also very wet here, but at least it will fill up the rivers a bit more
*looks scared* ours are already brimmed,eek
to put passports and insurance in knicker draw again
comes back for the supplies
we made the mistake of storing a bar of in the spice cupboard so it tasted like the stuff you can buy with chilli in it
not that it's necessarily bad, it just wasn't what we expected,
the rain dosnt seem to have let up yet,
although your end of the country can be quite exposed so I would guess the wind were more of a worry
how is your weekend going and have you cooled down yet?
good day peanut
I've been having a relatively relaxed weekend,
after I decided to single handedly turn the mattress on friday
it's a king-size so it takes some fiddling to get it all the way over
I've been doing some knitting in the evenings and I'm just off to dye my hair, the regrowth since last time is definitely visible now and I just can't put it off any longer!
How is the weekend treating you?
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