Category Archives: Animals and Wild Life

Fuzzypeg came for lunch

After spotting a bird of prey breakfasting in our garden last week (click here to see the post), it was the turn of a hedgehog at the weekend, who came for lunch. He/she trotted across the lawn accompanied by a … Continue reading

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Breakfast Visitor

Somebody stopped by for breakfast two days ago, and we had one less Wood Pigeon in our garden. Wood Pigeons never appear ‘on guard’. Jackdaws, Crows, Blackbirds all take flight for the flimsiest of reasons. But Wood Pigeons waddle along, … Continue reading

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Blue Eyes

There have been rumours that our neighbour has a cat. But the cat has remained unseen. Until this week, when it climbed over the wall and sun bathed on our oil tank. Cue Camera. I half expected the animal to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Bertie

Last Sunday our daughter’s dog Bertie (an Entlebucher), celebrated his second birthday. By pure coincidence that event coincided with Mothering Sunday this year. And so we travelled to our daughter’s new home where she cooked a superb Sunday roast for … Continue reading

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Walking the Dog

My daughter’s dog – Bert or Bertie (depending on his behaviour) – came to stay for the ten days leading up to Christmas while she moved house. And the household adapted to being dog-centric. One feature of the adaptation being … Continue reading

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Excavating – Woodpecker style

I’ve spent the last week putting the garden to bed for the winter. I’ve swept up all the leaves, cleared paths of weeds, cut dead branches out of trees etc. A smile of satisfaction – job done… and then along … Continue reading

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An Entlebucher came for Christmas

Christmas is long since gone, the decorations have been put away and the last slice of Christmas cake has been eaten. But the memories continue aided by the photos taken. Like almost every year, the family came home: son, daughter … Continue reading

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Chamois

In my experience of walking in the Alps, close encounters with Chamois are not common. I’ve seen them from cable cars in isolated areas well away from paths, I’ve glimpsed them in the middle distance, and occasionally I’ve unintentionally startled … Continue reading

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Entlebucher_2

Last weekend we went over to our daughter’s flat to see her Entlebucher puppy for the second time. If you missed the first post about this new addition to our family then click the link that follows: ‘A new addition … Continue reading

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A new addition to our family

Yesterday we had our first opportunity to meet a new addition to our family – a gorgeous puppy. And I have a portrait to share with you – the first of many I suspect as I chart the progress of … Continue reading

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