Category Archives: Life

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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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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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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All Things Come to an End

I’ve been teaching guitar for more than 30 years. I teach at home, and was asked to teach at a local school in 2005. Pupil numbers do tend to cycle – when money is tight, people cut ‘luxuries’ like music … Continue reading

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