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A little broken…..never beaten

Buddy…..get OFF that pot! How are plants to grow??? Busy, busy busy! Grow little seeds, whispered the breeze.. Oh…the joys of spring! Apricots this year? One can dream… Ah…yes. You are gorgeous. So are you, little one. Not ravaged by running beasts. Yet! Big, blousy and adorable. Small, blousy and adorable. Oh, where did you come from? Planted by squirrels?…

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Hong Kong

The laughing corner in the botanical gardens. Come on….a girl has to give it a go… It was a shock to the system experiencing the cooler temperatures of Hong Kong after the heat of Singapore and Bali, most refreshing though! Wrapping up and donning boots felt rather strange. It was also odd being back in a city after the jungle.…

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Home ….and the search for scoundrels

It’s always lovely returning home. I do miss all the critters, at home and at the rescue. It’s odd having nothing to take care of! Orphan chicks are already arriving at the rescue, and I just love hand-feeding them, one of my favourite jobs! Apparently, Curly was an utter nightmare while we were away. Poor Barbara, next door, was subjected to daily…

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Singapore

Just loved the sculpture of the five little boys above this boat. WHAT a month it’s been! After three weeks of travelling, we arrived home last week only to find that the central heating had broken down leaving us without heating or hot water. Thank goodness for the log burner! Hopefully it will be repaired tomorrow. Of course when one…

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Off a travelling

Life has been utterly hectic this week. What with evenings out, catching up with friends, the rescue, amongst other things, and trying to clean a house while three dogs tear around it, is like shovelling snow while it’s still snowing. Laura, our wonderful dog sitter will be staying for three weeks this time, so there has to be plenty of cat…

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All is calm

A hush has descended of late. The birds are mostly silent now, shrouded by mist, and the days grow cold and gradually longer. A lone robin valiantly sings throughout the long freezing nights and still it rains. January is always a strange month at the rescue. The spring and summer chicks have been reared and have long since flown the nest and most of the hedgehogs are sleepy…

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Out with the old

I was very grateful this Christmas, to be able to sit down to eat in a warm, dry house. It has rained continually here for the last month, yet the deluge that came down on Christmas day had me panicking. The courtyard suddenly flooded, something that has never happened before, and the water was a whisker below the air vents.…

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