Today we carried out a duty which should have been done months ago. At Christmas, because we were so ill, we had to cancel my stepson’s visit to us, which meant that we never passed on my step-grandson’s Christmas presents. Continue reading 5th March 2017
Today I finally got around to removing the tarpaulin from the top of the chicken’s area.
Luckily we are not in one of the high risk areas for bird flu and DEFRA says that we can allow them outside as from March the first. The tarp was badly ripped by storm Doris and again by storm Ewan last week so it is pretty well useless now anyway. Continue reading 4th March 2017
The Rat Man cometh. The pest exterminator arrived this morning for another inspection. Although we had heard no gnawing sounds for the past two weeks, his traps and poison were still in the loft and he has to remove them. It turns out that they had not been touched, so who knows where our rat has gone, but we are happy to see the back of him. Continue reading 3rd March 2017
P. having got her work in on time, we decided to escape today and drive up to the coast.
We never had any breakfast before we left so stopped in the ancient village of Great Walsingham. This is a fascinating village with a catholic shrine which has received pilgrims over many years, however we also knew that there was a good pub there where we could get a decent meal. Having had lunch we continued to the coast, driving through the villages on the way to Cromer. Continue reading 2nd March 2017
Today was another stay at home day. P. has to get her assignment in to her tutor, so I helped her with her Harvard referencing and printed some photographs for her. Continue reading 1st March 2017
Another boring day at home. The weather is wet and miserable, much like yesterday.
To relieve our boredom we went out for a walk around the village and despite the poor weather we saw the first of the daffodils at the side of the road had started to bloom.
This evening was supposed to be Fincham ringing practice, but only four of us turned up, so we abandoned and went to the pub.
A terrible day for weather. After storm Doris last week this is storm Ewan.
As a result there was little that I could do outside so I went into Downham market to go to the bank and do a little bit of shopping. We need some basics like bread and meat for making sandwiches. I took the advantage whilst I was there to get my hair cut. I don’t have a lot of hair left but what there is, is getting untidy.
It is Sunday but there are no services at any churches in the district with bells so for once I can lay in for a while.
When we get we decided that today we will go out for Sunday lunch, so I go online to try and find a pub with a carvery. I found a couple of likely pubs as phoned them up to book a table but both were already full. We finally decided on a place called Timbers which isn’t a pub but a restaurant with rooms. Conveniently it is only about one mile away.
After lunch we had a lazy day, just doing daily tasks like feeding and clearing out the chickens.
This afternoon was was the monthly meeting of the Ely District of Change Ringers which this month is at Terribgton St. Clement, an eight bell tower which is detached from its church. Continue reading 25th February 2017
Last night in bed we decided that we would go out for breakfast this morning. So we woke up reasonably early and went to Dobbies Garden Centre to have breakfast, including 2 hot drinks which we get as a reward for being members of their club. Continue reading 24th February 2017