Further Thrills

Clearly a good (and thrilling) Thursday today.

I just spent a few wonderful and magical minutes in the garden. I took Nell out for her post-play wee. It was dark, so I took the big torch out with me. The night is frosty and slightly misty and, rare for us, completely still and silent. While I waited for Nell to sniff out a spot, I saw  something big and white and fluttery over her head. I aimed the torch  and saw an owl, flying completely silently at about my eye level. It flew away a few feet, then towards me, and back to Nell to take another look at her. It flew back at me, looking me full in the face/torch beam. It was in no hurry to depart, as bold as brass it was, flying between the two of us and low over the grass in search of a rodent dinner.

It was just too wonderful to express in words. One of those very rare  moments of complete perfection in life.

The other thrilling thing that happened today was Mr L being invited to attend a national meeting — as an expert on weather station display software. Sadly, the meeting is in the South West of England and with too little notice to arrange time off from the day job, even if expenses are payable. He can’t go. But I think it is absolutely wonderful that he has been recognised for what he does in his spare time.

Recently, at the: Crooked House

Here, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Here, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Where do all these yawning gaps come from? Aha – this time I have the answer – I have been busy updating Scattered Thoughts! After a couple of very long posts, time and energy were lacking for coming here to write and as little else had happened other than a shopping delivery or two, it seemed unimportant.Also spending far too much time at Facebook, which I am trying to give up but it keeps onContinue readingHere, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

The Cold Light of Day

The Cold Light of Day

Nell’s excessive drinking and urination have ramped up considerably. Hence I was outside at a little past 2 am this morning, by which time the car was already covered in a sparkling frost. On the 6 am toilet run, the world was looking fairly well white all over (as viewed through the window from my bed, that is). When we first came house-hunting around here there was snow on the ground (apparently a once inContinue readingThe Cold Light of Day

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 29, 2020 at 12:12PM

It’s mass migration time! #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020 #thelockdowndash

October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM

An interesting morning. Up and at ’em we went to Intermarché to fuel up and to buy some food for when we arrive home. They were queuing outside the door for what appeared to be controlled entry. There were queues for fuel too. “We’re not that desperate” we said and set off for home. It… Continue reading October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM

One Comment

  1. Susan aka paintermom
    November 26, 2010

    That is so wonderful for him! It must feel really good to be validated that way.

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