Category Archives: swans

Welcome Visitors

It’s taken a while to get to writing this post, which in a way is actually in two halves! I walked Maggie in the park on my own this morning. As things turn out, she has only had three walks … Continue reading

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Lakeside walk: 11th April

We have been wondering if Maggie’s ‘disobedience’ off lead is due to familiarity, that is she knows where she is, so doesn’t need us! Today, it has been so gloriously sunny, even if still a bit on the chilly side, … Continue reading

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Memories around every corner

It’s three weeks ago that we had Mum’s funeral, five weeks and a day since we lost her. Hubby and I had a field trip in a different direction this morning, and there were memory triggers of her everywhere. From … Continue reading

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Every picture tells a story

Reblog from one of our trips to Stratford Upon Avon in 2015

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Marina wildlife

I miss the wildlife we use to see at close quarters on the marina, and a little while ago whilst walking the dog for her final wee, I noticed one of the swans sitting on a nest. By all accounts, … Continue reading

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Bird Watch

I have only done the RSPB garden watch here once, but that doesn’t mean I don’t notice our feathered friends around us. This past weekend was wet, windy and cold, so the thought of sitting in the car with a … Continue reading

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Lord love a duck

But not at three o’clock in the morning. Yes, Rooster Duck is back and making up for lost time driving some of the residents cwackers. Personally, I don’t mind her or her chums with their chattering chorus (Laughing Duck is … Continue reading

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Meet the Neighbours

The marina has been quite busy recently, and we have seen three narrowboats and one cruiser berth opposite us for a few days. There are plans to revamp the other basin and both toilet blocks after the season finishes, and … Continue reading

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New Brood

I saw a wonderful thing this morning when I pulled back the curtains. A pair of adult swans and four large cygnets drifting past the boat bow! Of the six that hatched previously (pic below), there is only one survivor, … Continue reading

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The Ugly Duckling

One of my earliest childhood musical recollections is Danny Kaye (born David Daniel Kaminsky; January 18, 1911 – March 3, 1987, source WIKI) singing The Ugly Duckling from the film Hans Christian Andersen (1952), a classic my Dad ensured I … Continue reading

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