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From my window I can see - a flock of seagulls,

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Vintagefinemaid

Vintagefinemaid Report 4 Feb 2013 23:23

Allan must think we look gullible John :-)

Allan

Allan Report 4 Feb 2013 23:10

it probably hasn't been cooked long enough, John.

There is an old Australian recipe for cooking parrots: take a large pot and fill it with water. Place the parrot in the pot together with a large stone. Put the pot on the fire and bring it to the boil. Then simmer until the stone is tender. Discard the water, and the parrot, and eat the stone!

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 4 Feb 2013 22:46

:-D :-D :-D

Sounds really beautiful where you live, Allan. But that tern story is hard to swallow ;-)

Allan

Allan Report 4 Feb 2013 22:17

From my front windows I can see the Leschenault Estuary, and on the far side of that the Leschenault Peninsula. On the other side of the Peninsula is the Indian Ocean, but I have to walk a few metres away from the house to see the Ocean.

I found the discussion about seagulls, or gulls, fascinating and it brought to mind something that occurred during our trip this time last year ( this was the subject of my Perils of a Rail and Sail Holiday thread).

On the one occasion when the pirates let us up on deck I saw one of them with a bird on a lead.

Plucking up my courage I asked him what he was doing.

He told me that he was taking a tern round the deck

:-S

LadyScozz

LadyScozz Report 4 Feb 2013 21:33

More window views.........

If I go upstairs & look out the bedroom window, I can see the top of Mount Warning.

If you've ever watched "I'm A Celebrity ~ Get Me Out Of Here"...... that's the mountain with the bent top.

Right now, sitting at the desk in the study, there's a butcher bird on the windowledge, watching me and making strange noises.

:-D

GinN

GinN Report 4 Feb 2013 21:21

Too dark to see outside now, but earlier I saw a total of 14 goldfinches on our birdfeeders, with blackbirds pecking on the paving slabs below. The paddock in front of the house had 2 horses and a number of cows in residence, and a tractor delivering a load of parsnips for their feed. Very pastoral!

Vintagefinemaid

Vintagefinemaid Report 4 Feb 2013 19:15

experientia docet


I will know another time :-)

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 4 Feb 2013 18:55

:-D :-D :-D

Best to always use Latin names for birds and animals. Laridae is much clearer. Saves us getting confused about what is meant :-) ;-)

Vintagefinemaid

Vintagefinemaid Report 4 Feb 2013 18:47

It has been a good thread John

Pity I wasn't more careful with what I put at the start, maybe we wouldn't have strayed off topic if I hadn't started talking about those pesky birds !!!!

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 4 Feb 2013 18:28

What can you see from your windows has been a lovely thread when it stuck with topic.

Felt sorry about the car park and high sided van outside one side of Rose's, but at least there was a lovely view in other direction. And some of your views sounded absolutely superb.

This part of the world in South Wales is stunning at times. I love my views, being quite high above the rivers (Cynon, Rhondda Fach and Rhondda Fawr) running through the valleys. And the bin men came today - so even my near view is quite tidy again :-D :-D

Kay????

Kay???? Report 4 Feb 2013 15:14

Theres some lovely countryside rest homes,,,,,,

you want to pre-book..... ;-) :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 4 Feb 2013 14:57

Kay, your view sounds lovely :-D I think I may move there next time ( wherever it is!).

Kay????

Kay???? Report 4 Feb 2013 14:54

I bet the people who compile the English dictionary dont realsie their seagull mistake then,you would think they'd employ better experts.......

:-D.

Rose. :-D

Island

Island Report 4 Feb 2013 14:49

Not many people do know about 'seagulls' Rose, don't worry about it.

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 4 Feb 2013 14:44

Bit early for the grouse season, Rose :-D

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 4 Feb 2013 14:39

I don't know about seagulls, but there's a lot of snipes around lately.

Kay????

Kay???? Report 4 Feb 2013 14:35


Out the back I see my pond,,,,,shrubs and oak trees various birds and lots of treerats ,,,,,,the front my garden and a large area of green,,,,,,a 2 min walk deer in the park of a stately house and open countryside...from upstairs 3 spires of various churches,,,,,,and more countryside..........

oh and the birds my dictonary defines as-------Seagulls,,,,. swooping and scavenging round and making their screaming cries......

Merlin

Merlin Report 4 Feb 2013 14:30

Wend, you better cover up your Shubunkins,or the RR er with get busy.and as for Bushes being nicely trimmed,The best way to do that is with" Nibblers" they do a very fine job with close styling. :-D :-D :-D

Lady Cutie

Lady Cutie Report 4 Feb 2013 14:21

If i look out of my front windows i see the bungalows across the road , behind them i can see Prestatyn hill with just a few house here and there on the hill .
oh and some gulls flying around . Out the back i can see my washing flying in the wind lol . but if i look to the right i can see the tall poplar trees(i think they are poplar trees ) which are bending in the strong wind .
Hazelx

aivlyS

aivlyS Report 4 Feb 2013 14:18

honest? lol