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AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 18 Jan 2018 12:17

Well the blackbird came for his mealy worms. then had a bath on the water feature and because there is a little fountain in the centre which was sort of working as it is solar and the sun has been shining, he had a shower, flew off to the apple tree to dry off then came back for a few more mealy worms before flying off. He does come now when we shake the packet, not until we go back indoors, he waits but is almost immediately there. Very intelligent when it comes to food aren't they?

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 17 Jan 2018 18:28

Save you a bit of money Jane.

Thinking of Kandj this ‘limbo’ time is very hard. It seemed such a long time until the funeral. Good that she has plenty of food though, as long as she eats it.

Don’t forget to eat Kandje

Jane

Jane Report 17 Jan 2018 18:07

Kandj says Hello to everyone. She is feeling very weary and says she isn't able to concentrate on reading posts at the moment. Her family have gone for the moment so she is on her own .She has plenty of meals in her freezer as her SIL came and did a load of cooking for her. So she is well stocked up for now.

We have had Buzzards hovering overhead today. Also I have seen some Red Kite with Crows trying to chase them off. I think we have Rabbits around again as Thomas is hunting and has brought home a couple
:-| :-|. I think he might have a full tummy now and it is not his cat food :-S

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 17 Jan 2018 16:42

Very few birds around today.

There are a couple of collared doves in a neighbour's tree and a troop of seagulls were 'tap-dancing' on the front grass of several houses in the street earlier.

All the smaller birds must be sheltering from the very blustery winds blowing through the Channel.

SuffolkVera

SuffolkVera Report 16 Jan 2018 12:45

I agree with you about the starlings squabbling. They make such a racket as well.

Our blackbird stopped sitting in the bird bath but still spent a lot of time standing on the rim and chasing away any other bird that wanted a drink. Then he met his match in a robin who wouldn’t give way to him and eventually the blackbird flew off and the robin got his drink.

Not many birds around for the last couple of days. We had a lot of rain for two days and today is dry but very windy.

Kandj, just keep taking things a day at a time. Keeping you in my thoughts <3 <3

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 16 Jan 2018 10:24

The LTT don't linger long do they? Yes the starlings are so squabbly they must use more energy than they do eating. :-D

LaGooner

LaGooner Report 16 Jan 2018 09:37

I am laughing at the squabbling starlings who are getting blow around by the wind :-D :-D. Why do the silly beggers squabble more than they feed :-S :-S :-S. The 6 long tailed tits are busy out here at the feeders they are so sweet the way they twitter to each other.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 14 Jan 2018 12:10

Just been watching a heron on the roof of one of the houses opposite.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 13 Jan 2018 19:38

Kandj don’t stay too quiet on your own, remember we are here to chat. This is probably the hardest time waiting until the funeral. It must have been a relief to see that the pain has gone from your loved hubby’s face and to know there is no more pain for him. Take care Kandj you are still in our thoughts <3

kandj

kandj Report 13 Jan 2018 11:38

I have just put Helen on the train and the reality of being in a quiet bungalow is real.

The funeral date isn't until Monday 29th January and that seems to be so far away.
Helen and I have visited her Dad in the village chapel of rest and he is so peaceful and we were both hugely relieved that his many years of pain have gone from his face now.

Thank you everyone for all your cyber support during such a heartbreaking time. All your kindness has been lovely and helped our family such a lot. THANK YOU ALL. xxx

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 12 Jan 2018 10:13

a good morning for birds here. A flock of long tailed tits on the feeders expecially the coconut, couldn't believe my eyes not seen them for so long. Then several blue and great tits. The blackbird's mealy worm saucer was empty and he was looking puzzled so I went out to fill it, he flew off as I went out the door but sat in the apple tree. As I shook the bag as I filled the saucer he flew down to my feet and was eating before I got in the door. He obviously knows now where the food comes from. Also saw a wren and yesterday the robin was back in the garden.
A very grey day here today.

<3 <3 <3 <3 Thinking of you Kandj

JemimaFawr

JemimaFawr Report 9 Jan 2018 18:52

Ann has expressed so well what we all would like to say to Kandj. :-)

You are in thoughts and in my heart Kandj, my dear friend <3 <3 <3 <3
Sending much love to you and your family xxxx

Your friends on the Rugby Thread have added some messages for you there too :-)

Jane

Jane Report 9 Jan 2018 18:40

<3 <3 Kandj <3 <3 You and the family are in my thoughts everyday xx

SuffolkVera

SuffolkVera Report 9 Jan 2018 12:10

Kandj, there’s not much I can add to what Ann has said. At the moment you must be feeling very raw. Give yourself time to grieve. Your lovely hubby will always be with you in your heart so cherish your memories.

Sending love to you and your family <3 <3

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 8 Jan 2018 22:26

Such a sad time for you all, I truly wish you the strength to bear the pain for him. It must be twofold for you. You miss him for himself, for his love and comfort for you. And you miss having him to care for, that leaves another hole in your life.
I am so pleased for you that you were with him as he started his next adventure. I am sure you will be grieving for a long time yet but I hope your faith gives you the strength to continue your life without the support you have Had for so long. Be sure he will always be with you, I do believe that. Much love Kandj <3 <3

kandj

kandj Report 8 Jan 2018 18:23

Sharing our very grateful thanks to everyone over these last months. Thank you .

My precious husband is finally at rest after very many years of suffering. I was with him at his last breath and he clearly knew I was with him to the end. His many years of suffering and pain have ended but been passed over to me Helen, Martin and our Grandchildren Jack and Katie who adored their Grandpa. We are all left in pieces and we can only hope and pray that this get better as we take little steps now. XX

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 7 Jan 2018 16:48

We were getting 6 or 7 goldfinches at a time but, for some reason we are back down to one or two today. Still have three or four blackbirds visiting, they spend more time chasing each other than feeding. And we have one greedy magpie that has discovered we feed mealy worms to the blackbird(s) on our little patio table right in front of our lounge window.

Jane

Jane Report 5 Jan 2018 17:58

Same here with Long Tailed Tits. I dont see them for months and then a whole group appear for a week or so and then vanish again. I love them and wish they would visit and stay for much longer.It is the same with Goldfinch too.

Have been thinking of Kandj and her family today. I expect they are all feeling quite numb still . <3 <3 Kandj <3 <3

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 5 Jan 2018 14:46

He must be very dirty Vera.

It is a very long time since we saw any long tailed tits. Love to see them when they visit.

Sending love Kandj <3 <3 <3 And thinking of you and your family.

Von

Von Report 5 Jan 2018 13:46

So sorry to hear this.Sending my sincere condolences to Kandji and family <3 <3 <3