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There have been SOME advantages 
13th-Jun-2005 04:36 pm
knitting sketch
to being stuck in the UK for the past 6 weeks.

I've watched the clematis come into flower in the garden for the first time in 5 years; smelt the mock orange and rosemary close to the kitchen door; picked elder flowers and crushed the petals for the faint lemony scent and been tempted to try out the elderflower fritter recipe (didn't because my ability to make a light tempura batter is non-existent, despite my Aunty Kathleen's advice to use beer.) The garden is looking wonderful and the dogs have been able to lie out in the shade of the trees on hot days and retreat into the house when the weather turned iffy.

I've also been watching the Peregrine falcon webcam (find it at the top right of the page)

There's a Bara Brith in the breadmaker, a jug of freshly-juiced grapefruit in the fridge, and MWNN flies home late tomorrow night. His Ma has bounced back again out of the grip of the Grim Reaper and he's gone above and beyond the call of duty in all he's done during the past months. After a suitable rest, we're off to our floating home in Southern Burgundy come what may.
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13th-Jun-2005 04:27 pm (UTC)
Thought you were off to France today?
13th-Jun-2005 04:39 pm (UTC)
I forgot to give you the update, sorry. MWNN cancelled his flight home lon the advice of the hospital who told him the family should be gathered together. Sis-i-Law flew back from Italy and they went to the hospital expecting the worst.

I have booked him on a flight home late tomorrow night. It'll depend how long it takes him to recover from the Nightmare on Mountjoy Street. But I'm hoping we'll be gone by next weekend.

*big sigh* What can I do? Just have to grin and bear it. Pity he didn't phone in time for you to come over - that would have been a treat .
13th-Jun-2005 04:41 pm (UTC)
His Ma has bounced back again out of the grip of the Grim Reaper and he's gone above and beyond the call of duty in all he's done during the past months.

Had a feeling she might.
13th-Jun-2005 04:45 pm (UTC)
Me too, although not being on the spot, it is very difficult to know just what is meant by your mother is a very sick woman.

I missed you last night BtW, had a reasonably early bath and then watched 'Hole in the World' in bed. I'll be around later this evening if you need me, but not late again. I've spent a good part of the day scrubbing the house and shopping, so I'm a wee bit tired.
13th-Jun-2005 04:48 pm (UTC)
Okay...

**checks TV guide**

During Time Team might be awkward. :D

I'll send over what I have so far.
13th-Jun-2005 04:51 pm (UTC)
Give me some indication of what's causing you problems.
13th-Jun-2005 04:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, and could you use this addy? I'm working downstairs on the laptop.
13th-Jun-2005 04:53 pm (UTC)
The LJ one?
13th-Jun-2005 04:59 pm (UTC)
That's the one.
13th-Jun-2005 09:00 pm (UTC)
I've had a look and tried sending it back but the mail is bouncing back. do you have another address than the yahoo one?

I'll have a go with your LJ one first.
13th-Jun-2005 09:01 pm (UTC)
Erm. Gmail! bog.witch@gmail.com
13th-Jun-2005 05:01 pm (UTC)
We used to go to France for afortnight in late May, early June and I always missed the begonias! The new begonia I bought at the wood fest is settling in nicely, it's raining now, so don't have to water the tubs tonight:)
The kids start their projects on local animals following up to our trip next week. Some are doing peregrine falcons, so the webcam link was handy, might be able to find a more local one maybe? I haven't thought of trying that before.
13th-Jun-2005 05:10 pm (UTC)
Glad to have been of service to the littlies. Maybe the London webcam could still be useful. I suspect your local birds aren't nesting in tower blocks and the comparison could prove interesting. (or am I expecting too much of year 4? - I never taught anything younger than 11.)
13th-Jun-2005 06:04 pm (UTC)
y3 "grins", yeah, you are right the comparison would still be useful and no, that is not expecting too much of them, they will be fascinated. We were just doing adaptation to habitat, polar bears, and 2 of the kids wrote bears learning to raid bins was an adaptation, fair comment really, just shows how they can think when they put their minds to it.
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13th-Jun-2005 06:16 pm (UTC)
I'm not counting the chickens - just putting the eggs in a very very safe, warm place.

*muchos gratias* as they say in - well not France. :D
13th-Jun-2005 06:15 pm (UTC)
The garden is looking wonderful and the dogs have been able to lie out in the shade of the trees on hot days and retreat into the house when the weather turned iffy.
Er, hot days? Sadly the last part of that sentence is all too common!
I really,really hope you get to Sthn Burgundy and hope the weather's better there too!
13th-Jun-2005 09:57 pm (UTC)
The falcon webcam is hypnotic isn't it. We were away this weekend and I was really missing my fix.

Hope you finally get to France soon!
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