1719/1st March 2021 Not that being asked to prove I am alive has made me depressed or anything, but I've been wondering of late, what do you do with "stuff" when you don't have anyone to leave it to? Stuff that has some value can be sold or auctioned but some things are really of … Continue reading Cloudy days
1st March 2021 What good it does, I'm not sure, but as my old exercise routine is not exactly possible anymore, given that my body won't comply, I ride an exercise bike every afternoon. Yesterday I had an audience, sitting out there no doubt making rude comments about the poor old soul and her antics. … Continue reading Spring chorus
1716/27th February 2021 Some things are just not going to cheer you up. Like being asked to confirm that you are still alive. Now if I'm not, how am I going to be able to communicate the fact? These days, one cannot take for granted that such a request is even legit, but this one … Continue reading Obsessed?
0812/27th February, 2021 So much for green and brown patches opening up. Overnight snow covered them over again. But Winter is basically done and the melt has resumed. At least I hope so, as we had a couple of summer visitors return yesterday and I wouldn't want them to retreat. While eating breakfast, I thought … Continue reading “Zoomer’s back!”
1735/25th February 2021 Something strange happened to me last night. Or to be precise, I did something strange. After 4pm. 4pm is my cut-off time. After that I will not perform anything that I consider a "chore". And anything I don't like doing qualifies as a chore. But at 1630, I was in the kitchen, … Continue reading After hours
4th November 2019 "Did you sort out that lens?" asked Grant as we fed our little darlings this morning. Lucy was a little impatient as I fiddled with the camera: "Stop messing about", she said! My answer to Grant was "no", to Lucy "yes, alright, alright", as I continued taking pictures. No, I haven't mastered … Continue reading And the melt goes on…
Fostering cats was rather like beating myself with a big stick. Emotionally, it was extremely hard because I have awful separation anxiety and letting my fosters go was always traumatic. But I'd promised myself that when I retired, I would do something to help animals. This was the only way I could do it, so … Continue reading Merlin
1500/21st February 2021 0807/23rd February 2021 There are some, I'm sure who feel that there is no end to this Winter. It has felt long, even to me, but I enjoy it, so I have no complaint and I wouldn't know who to address it to if I did! According to the oracle, though, this … Continue reading Blasted trees
Animals are always as important to me as people, no matter where. Murik Lakes New Guinea 1983. From Rabaul our ship took us to Garove Island. Spirit house at Garove Island. After the adventure of the fire dancing, things were much more light-hearted. At Nagada we were entertained by these cheerful lads pounding on bamboo … Continue reading Sepik River
Ms World Discoverer, Garove Is. 9th March 1983 Before proceeding further with this tale, I have to make a correction. The ship we flew halfway round the world to catch up with, on this occasion was not the Society Explorer, but in fact the World Discoverer. Perhaps I could be forgiven my confusion as we … Continue reading A matter of conscience.