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

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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!


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.



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



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 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!


Vintagefinemaid Report 4 Feb 2013 23:23

Allan must think we look gullible John :-)


Allan Report 4 Feb 2013 23:28

lol. Good one Vfm :-D :-D


Vintagefinemaid Report 4 Feb 2013 23:34

Scozz and Allan, the Antipodes is one place I have always wanted to visit, maybe if I win the premium bonds I will get there :-)


Allan Report 4 Feb 2013 23:41

Vfm I'm originally from the UK but have been in Oz since 1982.

I live in a place called Australind which is about 160 kms (approx) south of Perth. it is avery nice area although at the moment we could do with some decent rain, although not as much as the Eastern States had recently.

Our nearest large town is Bunbury but back in the UK it would only be classified as a very small place.

We are quite close to Margaret River (100km) and the whole area is very scenic :-)



LadyScozz Report 5 Feb 2013 01:59

I'm about as far away from Allan as you can get in Oz. He's on the west coast, I'm on the east. I'm about 10km north of the most easterly point.

It's raining.



I'd like to send some of it to Allan :-)


Vintagefinemaid Report 5 Feb 2013 07:01

An old school friend of mine lives in Queensland, I know several people who have fled the UK and gone to Australia or New Zealand


Allan Report 5 Feb 2013 07:05

Yes please, Scozz.

As WA occupies one third of the country, obviously our climatic conditions vary. Northern WA is tropical and wet at the momentt, but down in the South West it is hot and dry.

having said that, at least our nights have been a bit cooler over the last few days (?).

How's the banana consumption going, Scozz? :-D


JustJohn Report 5 Feb 2013 08:58

Nice to wake up to Allan and Scozz discussing how warm and wet, or very warm and very dry, Australia is. Makes me feel as if I am in Australind or Bondi Beach for a minute or two. :-D :-D

Had some snow apparently in Pennines and elsewhere last night. Down here deep in South Wales Valleys, we had the loudest rain storm I can remember for some weeks about 11pm and masses of lightning. Seems normal this morning - back to 35F (or 35C)? Think they are same thing - one is Centigrade and think other is Celsius. ;-)


Julia Report 5 Feb 2013 09:03

John, why crib of information off my post, just to bulk out your own, just to make a post on this thread for the sake of making a post. Nothing gets any the better with you, does it.
Sad, very sad.

Julia in Derbyshire


JustJohn Report 5 Feb 2013 09:41

Just to clarify, I saw on the news this morning at 6am that there had been snow in parts of the north of England last night. I then saw on another thread that Julie in Derbyshire, Sue in Leeds and Joy in Middlesborough had mentioned they had woken up to snow this morning.

Being a comparitive newbie, I didn't realise that you could not read certain threads.

Sounds like apologies required for all 3 ladies - and everyone else who comments on snow thread in England :-( :-(


Wend Report 5 Feb 2013 09:47

I'm glad to see that you deleted your previous post John :-|


Julia Report 5 Feb 2013 09:50

John, you get more childish by the day.

Julia in Derbyshire


JustJohn Report 5 Feb 2013 09:53

Did see a colony of gulls yesterday in car park of a large shopping centre near Bridgend.

This morning I can see a wisp of snipe in the distance. May be a pack of grouse.

But not a wake yet :-D ;-)


Island Report 5 Feb 2013 10:28

I see sunshine :-D


'Emma' Report 5 Feb 2013 10:33

Lucky you Island :-) I saw a gull this morning, I named
him the Lone Ranger cause he was on his own :-D

Emma :-)