Category Archives: Challenges

Sing a Song

The cockatiel is much better, pretty much back to his old self. He whistles to go out, but the weather is getting cooler and I don’t want him to get sick again. He’s no youngster. I was hoping to get … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Holidays, Health and Handwork

My husband came through the operation well, now it is just waiting for the results. It just looks so uncomfortable. The dressing is right up against the eye, and has been stitched on. The plastic surgeon said no dressing would … Continue reading

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Still Around.

I have quite a few half-finished blog posts hanging around. I just never get one finished… They say life is what happens while you are making other plans. Life certainly keeps happening, no matter what plans I make. Bronchitis, abscessed … Continue reading

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