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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2010 6:46pm (Feb 21st 2010)
     
    We had a preacher drive from Monmouth (Wales) to our chapel (Oxon) today. He'd driven through snow, ice, hail, fog, blinding sunshine then rain! Weird...
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2010 6:52pm (Feb 21st 2010)
     
    This weather is real weird CC. I thought Granddad North was messing about this morning when he told me and got out of bed to see for myself
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2010 7:02pm (Feb 21st 2010) edited
     
    Well Sootz pestered me to go out in the snow and Daisy only went out cos he did.
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2010 7:04pm (Feb 21st 2010) edited
     
    Sylvi doesn't do going out she hates it so found a sunny spot. Kimmi snuggled in his chair near the radiator.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2010 7:09pm (Feb 21st 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Aw NN I loved the chicken pics :heartsabove:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2010 7:28pm (Feb 21st 2010)
     
    Thank you Red We had a lovely afternoon in the garden it was so warm and sunny what a difference a day can make.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2010 8:23pm (Feb 21st 2010)
     
    Well NN your cats are lovely but if i am honest i am not a great cat lover they make me itch and sneeze!!!!!!!!!!!! :cry: although one of the garages i do work for has a black cat that lives in the garage and when i am working he climbs on my shoulders he has always done that and is used to doing it with the guys in the garage!!!!!!!!!! very strange.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2010 8:48pm (Feb 21st 2010)
     
    Grandad North never liked cats as he can be allergic to them but he adores the ones we have now. Luckily I have chosen types that are less likely to cause itchiness and sneezing. For some reason Ginger cats are the worst.
    My Kimmi cat used to like to be on my shoulders all the time which was ok when he was a kitten but he is to heavy now.
    We can not all like the same things I don't care much for snakes and spiders and other slithery types of things. But still find them fascinating
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2010 8:49pm (Feb 21st 2010)
     
    Excellent pics NN. I now what you mean about itching and sneezing Leevaux, if I go on holiday for a few weeks it takes me a few days to get used to my cats again.

    Stuart - hows the puppy doing?
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd, 2010 6:08am (Feb 22nd 2010)
     
    NN love the hens and those kitties...every time I see your cats I just want to hug them so much.

    I used to be very allergic to cats but always loved them, then I just seeemd to grow out of it, which pleased me no end.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd, 2010 4:38pm (Feb 22nd 2010)
     
    Thank you Trev's mum. I used to get a rash from feathers but they don't bother me now, must be my skin getting leathery or something Ha ha.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd, 2010 11:08pm (Feb 22nd 2010)
     
    Your cats are outstandingly beautiful NN. A lady at the cat show told me that ginger cats have more dander on their skin, which is what people are allergic to. I don't know why that is.

    The local ginger tom came to visit me on Saturday, and again today. I don't think he has a home but he's an entire tom so isn't coming in my house!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd, 2010 6:41pm (Feb 23rd 2010)
     
    Is that the one that came before Kate? Ginny came to see us tonight, he hadn't been for a while. He had a few bicuits and a fuss and has disapeared again
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd, 2010 9:00pm (Feb 23rd 2010)
     
    Our Thomas used to have all hits bits - when we first moved in 12 years ago you couldn't go near him and after about 5 years he let me stroke him once or twice when he ate. He got got in our cellar one day and Gary rang me at work to say he ws down their and wouldn't stop hissing and spitting. I had to use a big paid of oven gloves to get him out when I got home..... anyway long storey short our names cought him in a humane trap just before they got thier cats and had his bits chopped off. he is now the soppiest cat in the world. Loves having his tummy tickled and follows you round the garden and house bless him. There is a moral there I'm sure.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd, 2010 9:58pm (Feb 23rd 2010)
     
    Yes, it was the one that came before. He made sure he left his scent around and about the garden!

    I had a beautiful ginger and white tom cat. He cut the pad of his paw quite badly one day so had to go to the vet. He got out of the box in the car and sprayed in the car - what a stench!!! So when I got him into the vet I had his bits removed too. He had a lovely personality before that so it didn't make any difference with him.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th, 2010 3:54pm (Feb 24th 2010) edited
     
    Posted By: TracyBcought him in a humane trap and had his bits chopped off. he is now the soppiest cat in the world. Loves having his tummy tickled and follows you round the garden and house bless him. There is a moral there I'm sure.


    Certainly is. I bet Cheryl Cole wishes she'd thought of that...
    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th, 2010 11:13pm (Feb 25th 2010)
     
    NICE.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th, 2010 12:01pm (Feb 26th 2010)
     
    Ginny came to visit yesterday here he is waiting on the wet weather ark outside my kitchen window.
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    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th, 2010 5:52pm (Feb 26th 2010)
     
    NN Who is Ginny?? then i do have a soft spot for Ginger cats.My parents had a ginger cat called Jammie he had a wonderful personality but unfortunately he got run over by a car which was very sad.:cry:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th, 2010 7:40pm (Feb 26th 2010)
     
    He's gorgeous...are you going to adopt him by stealth?:)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th, 2010 10:01pm (Feb 26th 2010)
     
    He is lovely - a very handsome boy.

    What is a wet weather ark?
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th, 2010 11:07pm (Feb 26th 2010)
     
    Quote "he got run over by a car which was very sad."

    I've never seen a car be sad after squidging!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2010 2:59pm (Feb 27th 2010)
     
    Ginny is a large fluffy ginger cat that comes to visit he usually wants a bit of fuss or a game. He is well looked after and very well groomed so definately has a owner, no one up our street seems to know where he lives though... not even the kids and they usually don't miss much. He does visit several houses for his needs. The woman opposite me gives him biscuits, and he goes in for a warm and a drink of milk two doors away from them.
    He does get on well with my cats CC but I wouldn't encourage him away from his owners.
    The wet weather ark is a wooden tent like structure, open each end that we devised to hang the hens feeder in to keep the food dry Kate. They can also use it to have a break from the rain.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2010 4:12pm (Feb 27th 2010) edited
     
    Ollie said......Quote "he got run over by a car which was very sad......I've never seen a car be sad after squidging"!

    They may have had a car that looked like this one very down in the mouth/ grill
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    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2010 5:45pm (Feb 27th 2010)
     
    Thats a very sad faced car.There is a lot in what we are joking about there has been lots of studies on people who buy new cars and it is proven that people 9 times out of 10 will go for a car that has a happy face to it thats why most manufactures now make cars with very big happy faces. :bigsmile: :bigsmile:
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2010 7:09pm (Feb 27th 2010)
     
    That's very interesting Lee. I always think cars have a face.... some of the old american ones look mega scary. Did you ever read that book Christine or see the film scared the life out of me years back.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2010 7:13pm (Feb 27th 2010)
     
    Oh yes NN i love A horror film i have seen that a few times it starred Sissy Spacek
    Great film
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2010 7:16pm (Feb 27th 2010)
     
    There was a film about a big black truck with death on its mind as well. I can not remember what it was called can you recall it ?
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2010 7:27pm (Feb 27th 2010)
     
    Was it a film called Hush i am not to familiar with that one.
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2010 7:32pm (Feb 27th 2010)
     
    No it wasnt that Lee.... it was a good few years ago my kids were young then. I will think about it and see if I can remember or ask Jay tomorrow he might know.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2010 8:59pm (Feb 27th 2010)
     
    Jay and I watched a film called 9 this afternoon, it was about little robots made from cloth I really enjoyed it. Then we watched some more Blake seven.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2010 10:42pm (Feb 27th 2010)
     
    Do you mean Duel NN? With Dennis Weaver as the man being chased by the truck? It scared me - if I'm on the motorway and there's a big truck near me I'm very respectful!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th, 2010 12:22pm (Feb 28th 2010)
     
    Well done Kate yes that is the one. I have wondered what it was called for many years now and no one knew what I was on about. I have just looked it up on wikipedia. I would like to see it again so am glad I know the title now. The first time I was in America I noticed a huge balck truck real close in the rear view mirror. Boy I shook with fright for a minute or two !!!!
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th, 2010 3:05pm (Feb 28th 2010)
     
    call me a scaredy cat but I can't watch horror films, i don't mind suspense and I don't mind smoe murder stuff but not full blown horror.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th, 2010 5:50pm (Feb 28th 2010) edited
     
    Oh yes i remember it now not the first time it came out but i saw it later on it was a Steven Spielberg film 1971 well scary!!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th, 2010 6:21pm (Feb 28th 2010) edited
     
    The one with Sissy Spacek was called Carrie. We were watching it with a row of squaddies over the aisle from us. They were jeering at what they thought was the end of the film, saying it wasn't v. scary. Then the film REALLY ended, and there was a creak of the row of seats as they all jumped out of their skins!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th, 2010 6:33pm (Feb 28th 2010)
     
    Ha ha serves them right CC. I was telling Jay that Kate had told me the name of the film I was on about "Duel" and he said oh yes I remember it now and wouldn't mind watching it again.... anyhow he has ordered it from Amazon so I look forward to see ing that Thanks kate for the info.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th, 2010 10:49pm (Feb 28th 2010)
     
    My pleasure. It was on TV a few months ago, but its nearly 40 years old now so probably isn't considered scary enough. Its not a blood and guts film Tracy, its all about suspense and fear. Plays on your everyday fears!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 1st, 2010 6:57pm (Mar 1st 2010)
     
    Trust me to miss it when it was on TV still I never ever look to see what is on so serves me right.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd, 2010 8:30pm (Mar 3rd 2010) edited
     
    Two of my girls are discreetly moulting you can see the nice new feathers quite clearly on this picture. They are supping up some greek yoghurt. Look at lady Jane's beak she is like a kiddy with a ice cream, ha ha.
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    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeMar 4th, 2010 7:26am (Mar 4th 2010)
     
    Lovely photo NN!! Mine love Greek yogurt to i love the way they wipe there beaks on the grass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 4th, 2010 5:30pm (Mar 4th 2010)
     
    When we first had our hens, I sent Grandad North out to feed them and they started wiping their beaks on the paving slabs where he was trying to hand feed them. He shot indoors in a right hurry and when I asked him what was wrong he said they don't like me they are sharpening their beaks ready to peck me. I did laugh and so did he when I explained. Ha ha.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeMar 4th, 2010 8:35pm (Mar 4th 2010)
     
    thats a fantastic story i can just picture it.

    LOOK OUT GRANDAD NORTH I AM COMING TO GET YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 4th, 2010 8:43pm (Mar 4th 2010)
     
    Ha ha......joking apart that is a lovely clear close up. Look at her lovely bright eyes.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeMar 4th, 2010 8:49pm (Mar 4th 2010)
     
    i love the feel of there combs!!!!!!!!!!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 4th, 2010 9:07pm (Mar 4th 2010)
     
    They love to have their heads scratched at the base of the comb as well.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2010 10:55pm (Apr 17th 2010) edited
     
    I took these photos of the sun set today I thought you might like to have a look at them
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2010 10:58pm (Apr 17th 2010) edited
     
    it is from the same place that Grandad North took some yesterday
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2010 11:00pm (Apr 17th 2010)
     
    It was amazing to see the sun looked like a giant hot air ballon at one point with all different bands of colour
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    • CommentAuthorsara
    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2010 11:39pm (Apr 17th 2010)
     
    Wow. I totaly love the sunset photos you took NN. My kind of photo. Really calm feeling photos, Nice colours..
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeApr 18th, 2010 7:09am (Apr 18th 2010)
     
    Brilliant NN thanks for sharing with us its great to see photos why is the sun so massive when its going down?? :smile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 18th, 2010 7:38pm (Apr 18th 2010)
     
    Thank you both. I was glad I went and had a look at it all while we had the dust cloud. It was real weird with the sky going such a dark pink with the blood red sun. I have been so tired today as I had to clamber up a big hill and had been busy in the garden all afternoon. It was well worth it though and I have been resting today.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeApr 18th, 2010 9:57pm (Apr 18th 2010)
     
    Glad to hear it NN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 19th, 2010 4:01pm (Apr 19th 2010)
     
    Lovely pics, NN!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 19th, 2010 5:46pm (Apr 19th 2010)
     
    Thanks CC
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 5th, 2010 8:56pm (Jun 5th 2010) edited
     
    We went to Brodsworth hall on Thursday and they had these lovely cows and you know me I just had to get a picture. We were hoping the roses would be in bloom but we were to early even though I have plenty out in my garden.
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 5th, 2010 9:01pm (Jun 5th 2010) edited
     
    The Laburnum walk was beautiful though and the scent was very heady, The sounds of the bees in the flowers was amazing so it more than made up for the lack of roses.
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    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJun 5th, 2010 9:09pm (Jun 5th 2010)
     
    I could smell those cows, mmmmmmm...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJun 5th, 2010 10:23pm (Jun 5th 2010)
     
    I love cows!!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJun 5th, 2010 10:51pm (Jun 5th 2010)
     
    It's just that they are SO BIG when you get close, and the heat they radiate - reminds me of my OM.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2010 7:23pm (Jun 7th 2010)
     
    You Girls and warm cow,s i don,t quite get it but i take your word for it!!Shobhna loves them to!!!!!!!!

    NN I love The Laburnum walk thats so beautiful i can smell those flowers right now.
    Ha NN did the Alabama Chili again on Saturday for some friends it was lovely its becoming my special.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2010 8:24pm (Jun 7th 2010)
     
    I havent done the Chilli for a while now Lee, But I do make the cheese cake once a week as it is such a family favourite. We can do more recipes come the autumn when the nights close in, it's time to enjoy the summer now !!!
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2010 8:48pm (Jun 7th 2010)
     
    To be honest NN it was really hot here on Saturday so maybe not really appropriate food then we had a big thunder storm in the evening i had done my falling asleep bit reading my running magazine and Bang!!!!!!!!!! crash the loudest thunder i have ever heard it scared the life out of me!!!!!!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2010 9:09pm (Jun 7th 2010)
     
    We had our big storm Sunday morning Lee, just like your storm it started with such a loud crack woke me up with a real start. I staggered out of bed and our road looked just like a river it was raining so hard. Grandad North had to go to work and he said in places the water was almost a couple of feet deep.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2010 9:27pm (Jun 7th 2010)
     
    Yes the rain was great for the Grass!!!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 7th, 2010 9:33pm (Jun 7th 2010)
     
    And my vegetables, the runner beans are well away up the arch now.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd, 2010 8:12pm (Jul 2nd 2010)
     
    I took a few photos this afternoon. These are some sweet peas that came from some seeds I found in a tin that had been my Mums. They were about nine years old when I planted them and they come up with out fail every year.
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd, 2010 8:14pm (Jul 2nd 2010)
     
    The holly hocks are missing the bees this year they are full of pollen
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd, 2010 8:16pm (Jul 2nd 2010)
     
    The hens have kindly allowed the pansies to survive near the tree hugger
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd, 2010 8:18pm (Jul 2nd 2010) edited
     
    Daisy is getting better at mastering the new picket fence
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd, 2010 10:46pm (Jul 2nd 2010)
     
    She looks like she's struggling a bit there NN! Lovely pictures - there aren't many bees about this year are there. Hope its not a sign of things to come.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd, 2010 6:34pm (Jul 3rd 2010) edited
     
    Lovely pics as usual, NN!
    I refuelled a bee this week, and yesterday there were two bees (different sorts) crawling along the ground; neither of them wanted honey...I hope they were all right.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd, 2010 9:11pm (Jul 3rd 2010)
     
    I thought they made honey, not ate it?! If the ones on the ground had very dark orange, almost red, stripy bits, they were masonry or burrowing bees. I don't think those sort make honey.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJul 4th, 2010 7:53am (Jul 4th 2010)
     
    Lovely pictures NN thats nice that your mums sweet peas keep on coming up they smell so nice.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 4th, 2010 9:56am (Jul 4th 2010)
     
    The honey Bees produce is meant to be their winter food, when we nick it we have to substitute a sugar water or else they would die of starvation. Masonary bees are solitary and don't produce honey as Kate said.
    Like CC I like to try and revive the exhausted ones with a blob of honey. It is a good way of catching them when they get indoors as well. I use a drinking straw with a bit on honey smeared on it, they stick to that and you can get them out without hurting them. I usually stick the straw and bee in a shrub, by the time they have cleaned the honey off the have the strength to fly off in fine form.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 4th, 2010 11:42am (Jul 4th 2010)
     
    Bee and Thistle............sounds like a good name for a pub !!
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    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJul 4th, 2010 11:53am (Jul 4th 2010)
     
    That is a lovely picture NN. The colour contrast really makes it outstanding.

    I have been watching those bees that have pollen nets on their legs. Fascinating creatures.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJul 4th, 2010 12:30pm (Jul 4th 2010)
     
    I am absolutely mad about English pub names, I was thinking of collecting them.......the names not the pubs!!!.:cheers2:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJul 4th, 2010 12:37pm (Jul 4th 2010)
     
    I believe there arebooks that list pub names but it's much mare fun cdollecting your own.

    My Dad had a list of "Things folks take for a walk".
    eg., we saw a greenhouse frame being carried down a road....
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJul 4th, 2010 12:50pm (Jul 4th 2010)
     
    If I was to come to the UK I could take an enormous journey travelling around photographing pub signs then make them into a book, bet someone already thought of it.
    Here in OZ we there is a book published of outdoor/outback dunnies (toilets) some weird and wonderful ones that's for sure.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 4th, 2010 11:05pm (Jul 4th 2010)
     
    Is that another of your photos NN? You should get them published.

    I really hadn't realised they eat their own honey. I feel pretty silly now! I remember doing a project on them when I was at primary school but didn't recall that (though its obvious now you say it). I do remember (this shows I was a strange child!) collecting dead bees and keeping them in a matchbox. I loved their little furry bodies and was so sad that they were just lying there on the path and someone would tread on them. I intended to bury it. My mom found it, shouted at me, said I'd get stung, said I was weird, and threw them in the bin. I cried so much (I was only 7 or 8). She was a cruel person but that's a whole other session with a psychologist!!!! :001_huh:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeJul 5th, 2010 1:49pm (Jul 5th 2010)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Love the hanging tree pic NN, the something-or-other walk pic!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 6th, 2010 9:04pm (Jul 6th 2010)
     
    Thank you for your kind words and yes kate I took that picture at the abbey on Saturday.
    • CommentAuthorShobhna
    • CommentTimeJul 9th, 2010 12:55pm (Jul 9th 2010)
     
    NN, now that is a good idea for refuelling bees.
    I had done that in the past by mxing water and sugar together and putting it down where they could get to it but giving them a bit of honey on the end of a straw is a excellent idea. I will keep that one in mind.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 9th, 2010 6:46pm (Jul 9th 2010)
     
    Honey is easier - and quick! Lovely to see them buzz off!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd, 2010 9:44pm (Jul 23rd 2010) edited
     
    Here are some photos of my day out in Derbyshire on Wednesday,
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd, 2010 9:53pm (Jul 23rd 2010) edited
     
    and theres more !!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd, 2010 9:54pm (Jul 23rd 2010)
     
    Those rocks look pretty precarious in the last photo!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd, 2010 9:56pm (Jul 23rd 2010) edited
     
    Hi Kate they were spectacular how they were wedged in, There was plenty of other interesting stuff as well
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    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd, 2010 10:59pm (Jul 23rd 2010)
     
    Blimey NN there is so much of England i have not seen and so Beautiful!!!!!!! Lovely photo,s NN thank you for sharing with us.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 24th, 2010 8:34pm (Jul 24th 2010)
     
    Lee is right! You make me want to get out there an do something ... I'm resisting the urge though!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 24th, 2010 10:35pm (Jul 24th 2010)
     
    Posted By: KatebThose rocks look pretty precarious in the last photo!

    Post me one to carve for Milly's headstone, NN. I'll send you a book of stamps...
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 25th, 2010 8:15pm (Jul 25th 2010)
     
    What sort of stone do you need CC ? cos I can see what I can do.
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    • CommentTimeJul 25th, 2010 8:21pm (Jul 25th 2010) edited
     
    Jay took me out for the day yesterday and we had a lovely time. We started off at Fort Paull which is a fortress with loads of history here is a link to it as it is easier to see what is there that way.
    http://www.fortpaull.com/ccm/navigation/home/
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    • CommentTimeJul 25th, 2010 8:30pm (Jul 25th 2010) edited
     
    In the afternoon we went to Spurn point I love going there. Here are some photos for you. The first one is the walk way out to the pilot and life boats.
    The second shows the boats at the end and the third shot is of the life boat moored a short way off.
      long walk.jpg
      piolots.jpg
      lifeboat.jpg
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    • CommentTimeJul 25th, 2010 8:36pm (Jul 25th 2010) edited
     
    Quite a way off you can see an oil rig with hull on the skyline. I took the last one just before I got in the car.
      oil rig.jpg
      bye.jpg
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    • CommentTimeJul 25th, 2010 8:47pm (Jul 25th 2010) edited
     
    Before we left for home we had a look at Fort Godwin at kilnsea, a powerful artillery battery was built there during world ward two. It is being destroyed by the sea. We were last there two years ago and it was amazing at how much more the sea has destroyed. My pictures do no really show at how huge the gun platforms are.
      fort goodwin.jpg
      gun emplacement.jpg
      errosion.jpg
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 25th, 2010 8:57pm (Jul 25th 2010)
     
    Looks like you had a lovely day NN!

    We went motorbike shopping yesterday but there was nothing suitable. Hubby went to Darley Moor to watch some bike racing today with Danny and his girlfriend's brother. I stayed home and did some sewing on The Blanket II. (less than 6 weeks to go!) Trimmed my bushes in the front garden too! :wink:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 25th, 2010 9:07pm (Jul 25th 2010)
     
    It is nice to have some peace and quiet time don't forget to post a picture of the blanket for me to see. Margaret called me just as I was about to get in the car yesterday, she was so excited as she has knitted a beautiful pram blanket and couldnt wait to show it to me she said she is going to pad and line it. It is for her first granchild that is due in the autumn sometime.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJul 26th, 2010 4:05pm (Jul 26th 2010)
     
    I will be posting pictures once its finished. Still quite a bit of work to do - its my eyes that aren't managing very well at the moment. They feel very strained because its such close up work. Maybe I should take some time off to do it!