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Dec.13.2008
Have spent a lovely day in Titchfield Haven bird-watching with the brother-in-law and his wonderful fiancee, Sue - lovely to see you both indeed! And thanks to the rain, we actually had most of the reserve entirely to ourselves, so that was grand too. Birds spotted included a blackcap, pochards, a...
anne-brooke's picture
Dec.12.2008
Just back late yesterday from an utterly fabulous holiday during which we saw loads of birds, and at least one or two new ones every day, which included: whooper swans, a hen harrier pair; thousands of pink-footed geese on their way home to roost; snow buntings (which were our target bird of the...
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Dec.03.2008
First off, here’s this morning’s meditation poem: Meditation 16 For a manso much in love with life he talks a great dealabout death. Almost as ifit’s the most important thing of all. I was planning to go out to London tonight to see the old University girls, but other meetings have come up for us...
anne-brooke's picture
Nov.22.2008
Lord H and I have spent a glorious day exploring the walks of Pulborough and also visiting Pulborough Brooks. We both managed to hold up under our various infirmities - me and my shoulder, and poor Lord H and his hand which he unfortunately gashed whilst washing up at work yesterday. It's a nasty...
anne-brooke's picture
Nov.15.2008
Lord H and I have spent the day wandering around Hampton Court Park and Bushy Park. And what wonderful sections of parkland they are. We managed to see the grey phalarope that we went in search of very easily indeed, hurrah! And what a pretty and surprisingly small wader it is. Astonishingly tame...
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Nov.12.2008
Spent the morning sorting out the meetings this afternoon and the one I’ve got to do on Monday, so I am now the Meetings Queen of the office. Always good to have an aim in life, you know. Meetings are like buses – you don’t get any for weeks and then suddenly there they all are at once, cluttering...
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Nov.07.2008
Meditating at the Jersey shore is never an easy prospect during the heart of summer. Parents tote their children and 16 tons of plasticrap to the beach for a “fun” day, which usually looks like nothing but eye-gouging misery to me. Families fight, kids whine and leak, big bulbous beer bellies...
anne-brooke's picture
Nov.01.2008
Some strange dreams last night - all of them (as Lord H kindly pointed out) having to do with the letter D. First of all I was stuck in a cave or potholing (something I'd never do in real life, I assure you!), having some kind of adventure. There was a big explosion and I was trapped underground...
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Oct.30.2008
13-FEB-2006 http://www.pbase.com/kcrowd/image/56667948   Tuesday my walk took me (actually - I took it) to the huge Roman Catholic graveyard up on the hill. I enjoy walking graveyards. They are generally - well - silent. As I was leaving at sunset I saw an extraordinary sight. There...
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Oct.26.2008
A lazy day today, hurrah. Lord H and I wandered around Winkworthin the rain for a while and admired the autumn colours. Which are lovely but not, I think, as spectacular as last year's display. We also spotted a couple of wrens, a great tit, long-tailed tits, jackdaws and a robin or two. Honestly...