Wednesday 26/07/2017

Jul. 26th, 2017 07:55 am
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1) Leftover yumminess for lunch.

2) Going to visit a house this evening.

3) Going to have a phone call with [personal profile] lhune when I'm home from work! :-)

Tuesday 25/07/2017

Jul. 25th, 2017 08:04 am
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1) Going to try and write a bit during lunch break. 

2) Going over to my grandparents this evening and staying there for dinner.

3) Tea.
jazzfish: "Do you know the women's movement has no sense of humor?" "No, but hum a few bars and I'll fake it!" (the radical notion that women are people)
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from The Creation of Éa, by Ursula K. Le Guin
(from A Wizard of Earthsea)

Only in silence the word,
only in dark the light,
only in dying life:
bright the hawk's flight
on the empty sky.

Monday 24/07/2017

Jul. 24th, 2017 08:07 am
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1) Fresh bedlinen.

2) Remebered to bring grocery list and bags with me to work so I do it on my way home. 

3) Dinner at my sister's place. With my sister, her hubby, my parents and my boyfriend. Looking forward to that! :-)

Sunday 23/07/2017

Jul. 23rd, 2017 08:54 am
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1) Clean bedlinen for tonight.

2) I can can access a protected site to upload documents to the government from my own laptop. Before I had to use my parents' computer because my laptop complained the connection wasn't secure. *rolls eyes*

3) I'm going to my parents for dinner.

SHREW

Jul. 22nd, 2017 12:36 pm
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Yesterday I got to see a tiny shrew very close-up and it was very exciting.

So I was sitting on a muddy path in a wooded area because of reasons (ok, exhausted after climbing) when I saw movement and a tiny thing scurrying past me. I figured that glimpse was all I'd see, but I turned round to see where it'd gone and it was on the path on the other side of me, and with great caution so as not to startle it I managed to dig my phone out of my coat pocket:

longshot in which a tiny shrew may be visible among rocks and moss

(There's nothing to give a sense of scale, but the shrew is a few centimetres long. It makes mice look big.)

THEN --

Cut for blurry close-ups and blurry worm death )

Saturday 22/07/2017

Jul. 22nd, 2017 11:07 am
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1) Late breakfast on my sunny balcony.

2) Another lazy day enjoying the sunshine while it lasts with a good book ^_^

3) Will make time however to wash my new clothes. (yay, at least one productive item on my list this time)

Friday 21/07/2017

Jul. 21st, 2017 01:46 pm
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1) Beautiful weather with lots of sunshine.

2) Had some lovely phone calls with my family.

3) Lazy day, reading a Harry Potter book again.

Wood Pidgeon, York

Jul. 20th, 2017 11:43 am
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I get the impression these are perfectly normal birds in the UK, but they're quite a novelty to me. Those fancy collars! There were three in the yard of the pub we stayed in, but they wouldn't sit still to be photographed. Here's one from the walk into town:

Tawny owl

Jul. 20th, 2017 08:50 am
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Short-eared owl
[Grainy photo of a short-eared tawny owl sitting on a lawn]

I know this isn't the greatest photo of all time. In my defense, I did take it from behind a dusty windowpane in an upstairs bedroom where I was crouched breathlessly lest I frighten it off.

There've long been barn owls living at my partner's parents' home in rural Norfolk, but I'd never seen any other type of owl there. I was surprised, therefore, to see this tawny owl (h/t to [personal profile] shapinglight for corrected identification) sitting on their lawn at dusk a couple of weeks ago. I worked out that it was watching a group of four partridges who were pecking through the pebbles in the drive, closer to the house. They seemed a rather optimistic target, given that the owl wasn't much bigger than they were.

The owl flew off and returned to the lawn several times whilst I watched, but never made a move on the partridges, who eventually moved onto the roof of the house and over to the other side.

Thursday 20/07/2017

Jul. 20th, 2017 07:55 am
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1) Slept pretty well, without waking once during the night. Still tired, but I can manage through the last working day of the week.

2) Yummy snacks at work.

3) Going out for dinner with lots of ju-jitsu this evening. Looking forward to that! :D

Wednesday 19/07/2017

Jul. 19th, 2017 12:13 pm
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1) Had a marvellous dream last night. I was playing in a detective of some kind ^__^

2) Refreshing rain, nature will be very happy about that.

3) I've finally found a way to upload some documents to the government. So far it only worked on my parents's computer but I have high hopes I can use my own laptop for it next time.

Pigeon!

Jul. 18th, 2017 08:16 pm
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I had to check the comm profile to try to decide if this was legit, as this was clearly not a wild pigeon; it was obviously someone's sleek, well-fed and well-cared-for homing/racing pigeon.

However, it was definitely "unsupervised", as it was hanging out at a gritstone crag eating bilberries and watching the climbers.

It wouldn't quite let people touch it, but was otherwise very comfortable with humans and happy to let you get very close.

I took a lot of photos of it trying to get a shot of the tags on its legs, as I was worried it was someone's beloved pet and lost. But when I got home, I found out that the "report a found pigeon" websites (they exist, naturally) say in rather weary tones not to even bother unless the pigeon's been around for at least 48 hours; apparently they like to take pit stops.

Pigeon with beautiful iridescent neck

Cut for more pigeon )

Tuesday 18/07/2017

Jul. 18th, 2017 07:52 am
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1) Home made soup ^^

2) Easy leftovers for dinner and a lazy evening, seeing boyfriend is to a comedy show with friends.

3) Time to read, seeing I take public transport this week and it's school holiday so it isn't crowded! :D

Insect Season

Jul. 17th, 2017 10:43 am
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Cattails and water skippers in a local ditch.

skippers and cattails

A very vivid ladybug on a maple tree.

ladybug on maple

Great crested grebe

Jul. 17th, 2017 04:18 pm
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Urban great crested grebe nest
[Macro image of a great crested grebe sitting on its nest.]

I spotted this great crested grebe brooding on its nest in the canal at Westerdok in Amsterdam. I thought its nest was a remarkable construction: the usual twigs, but also bits of plastic rubbish, and finishing touches of hollyhock. I was also impressed by the two female mallard duck bodyguards who immediately rushed over when I started taking photos. They didn't quack, but eyed me up silently as they circled the nest at a careful distance.

We were staying on a barge nearby for three nights and I checked on the grebe morning and evening. I don't believe it stirred from the nest in that time, so hopefully soon there will be some freshly hatched urban grebes learning to navigate the Dutch canal system!

*pokes comm gently*

Jul. 17th, 2017 09:09 am
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It's been a while, but ...

MovNat (Erwan LeCorre's lot) have started releasing free follow-along-at-home movement vids, designed to be a supplement to/preparation for outdoor MovNat practice.

Here's the first one.

It's pretty yoga-ish (not that there's anything wrong with that), but with some nice variations.

Monday 17/07/2017

Jul. 17th, 2017 08:03 am
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1) Hopefully we're able to visit a house this evening. 

2) I had a good public transport connection to work this morning. (boyfriend's bike is broken and he has taken my bike because his public transport connection to work sucks and mine is okay)

3) Water pimped with some lime :-)

Sunday 016/07/2017

Jul. 16th, 2017 10:00 am
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 1) I finished reading the book I borrowed from [personal profile] dark_kana .

2) Saw 'La Grande Vadrouille' again XD Love that film.

3) Wimbledon finals! (And we get to learn who the new Doctor will be -^_^ )

Saturday 15/07/2017

Jul. 15th, 2017 10:05 am
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1) Going into town in an hour, to get the last of the sales. (only a couple of items I'm looking for)

2) Easy but healthy dinner this evening.

3) Coffee *cherishes her cup of dark liquid* 

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