Morning all. How is everyone? What are you up to? Haven’t started one of these in a while.
Last full day in the Peaks so going for another walk and getting the train back. Might pop to Padley Gorge (on @inthedusk 's recommendation) after as it’s near where we’re parking. Fish and chips for tea, and that the lot.
First Bird Of The Day - this is something we’ve been doing in the CCB house for a couple of months, taken from a magazine article. Anyway, tell me what the first bird you saw today was. Mine was a bullfinch, closely followed by a lumbering pigeon.
A day off for me today. Technically I’m off all this week and next, but a lot of that is taking responsibility for some summer holiday childcare. Jimbo’s off to a playscheme most of today though, so the world is my oyster. I think I’ll head up to Ardingly reservoir with my paddleboard for a bit
This is very topical because the injured pigeon that was kept in a box in the kitchen overnight was in a bad way, bloodied broken wing and all, and this morning it’s alive! So the pigeon rescue team are coming to collect it. If their wing is irreparable and they’re grounded, they get taken to an aviary where they can live their best grounded life with branches and stuff to play with
Got some housemartins nesting at the front of the building. I watched them swooping in and out of the nests feeding their chicks while I was making coffee. Now I’m on the sofa I can see some starlings hopping around on the lawn, probably looking for cranefly larvae.
3-11 shift tonight, which means I’m killing effectively a full day’s worth of work before starting. Currently descaling the shower head. Have sorted my clothes this weekend, changed bedsheets on ours and the daughters bed. Breakfast time soon and a cuppa
Just working away today as per, feeling groggy af going to need to fill myself with tea and coffee and hope that makes a difference.
Potentially a really pointless thing to do but the previous owners of my flat painted over all the door hinges, which whatever it’s fine and easier than taking the whole door off… thing is I think the owners previous to them had the same idea and there’s layers and layers on paint on those things and it’s bugging me and now I’m like “how hard would it be to remove a door, strip the hinges and then screw them back on…… “
Hanging doors is definitely on the same list as plastering, where you see someone who knows what they’re doing, and that makes you think “that’s straightforward”, only to find out that you’re very mistaken and are too far in to not make a mess.