This picture reminds me of my house rabbit, Slippers!
I have had a lovely Easter with my family. Started off out in the garden just before 8 this morning. Managed to weed part of a very weedy border. Wrecked myself in the process, however it was definitely worth it. This part has only been glanced over the last few years as I usually start the other end of the border and by the time I reach this section I am usually exhausted. So it was nice to really get into it and give it a good gut out – couch grass is such a pain, not half as much as mare’s tail which tends to invade my vegetable area. Whilst I was weeding, slowly moving around on a chair, my hubby was finishing cat proofing my raised veggie beds. Continue reading →
Aurora Borealis photo taken in America a few hours ago – published on one of my favourite Facebook pages – Celestial Light: Irish Aurora Hunters Homepage
I wouldn’t normally post more than a couple of blogs in a day, I tend to do a lot of writing and then schedule posts to come up over a few days when I am unable to blog. However, this was too much of a biggie to not blog about, especially as this is happening now.
One of the most endearing traits of a penguin is the distinct waddle; there is just something cute and comical about the way they get from A to B on land, however stick them in water and they fly with ease! Continue reading →
Over the last few week’s I have been following a Facebook Page about Lego lost at sea and the places that it has washed ashore. The Lego pieces were being carried by the Tokyo Express, which was hit by a huge wave, washing 62 containers overboard, 20 miles off the Cornish coast in 1997 – 18 years ago. This resulted in nearly 5 million Lego pieces, that were being shipped to New York, falling into the sea! Ironically the pieces that were lost at sea were mainly of a sea theme – such things as oars, air tanks and scuba gear (97,500), octopus (4,200), life rafts, flippers (418,000), ships rigging (26,400), life preservers (26,600)… along with 33,000 dragons, 353,000 daisys, plus some other bits and pieces of Lego. Now these pieces have slowly been coming ashore at different places across the world and there have been recent finds (i.e. as at the beginning of March 2015) in France, the Channel Islands, Netherlands, the USA, as well as along the coast of Cornwall. There has even been a report of a flipper, believed to have been from the Tokyo Express, found in Melbourne! Continue reading →
Belfast Zoo posted this on their Facebook page and I could not resist sharing it here on my blog.
Forget diamonds, in the penguin world it’s all about the pebbles! Not just any pebbles, male Gentoo Penguins search for the smoothest ones to present to his chosen companion. If the female accepts the pebble and places it in her nest, she has accepted the male penguin as her mate!
Look at this endearing group of penguins, looking super lovely in their bright woolly jumpers. This all looks pretty funny and cute however there is a story behind why these penguins are dressed so casually. Check out this blog on Penguin Place Post to find out more about these best dressed penguins.
I was watching a programme on BBC this evening feeling very sorry for myself as all the office germs have finally caught up with me. Actually that’s a bit of a lie, I wasn’t feeling very sorry for myself, maybe just a little bit. I am just very uncomfortable, full of a head cold and the general aches and pains you get with such germs – all this on top of my “normal” medical issues, which when added together means that I eventually “fall over” when others with a heavy cold would be able to carry on. Continue reading →