Author Archives: notewords

About notewords

Guitarist, Music teacher, Writer

Feeling Chirpy

The cockatiel has been on antibiotics for eight days and doesn’t look quite so much like a reject feather duster. I wanted to get a video of his showstopper version of Jan Pierewiet, and discovered he is shy. Bring up … Continue reading

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Hatchlings

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Steeven Salvat Today, I’m thrilled to bring you the shockingly good art by Steeven Salvat (sometimes in collaboration with fellow artist Théo Jan). His classical-looking drawings of antique objects look like antiques themselves, but the…

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A Cantankerous Cockatiel

The other day I went to take the cockatiel’s cage down to feed him and he had a go at biting my thumb. Now that’s not like him at all. He’s not used to being handled, but we have evolved … Continue reading

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I’m a Tiger, I’m a Tiger!

Some may recognize this as the title of a song by Lulu. (Released in 1968 – yes, I’m showing my age) This is Titch, enjoying the last of the long grass before it is cut. My husband has been working … Continue reading

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Dirty Girl

Originally posted on My OBT:
Iris Scott I can remember encountering oil paints for the first time as a child and thinking that I really just wanted to get my fingers in there. It all seemed so silky and delicious,…

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In the Jungle…

What with one thing and another, the garden was pretty much ignored over the last few months. We have been attacking it spasmodically. My husband gets tired, also I don’t think sunburn on a healing skin graft is a good … Continue reading

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All Clear!

The results are back and we caught the Melanoma in time. We do just have to be vigilant about check ups with the Dermatologist. Many, many thanks for all the positive thoughts and messages. All greatly appreciated. Because the Melanoma … Continue reading

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