Posted by sean on August 3, 2020 at 7:14 am in Animals with No Comments

We have seen another feathered friend in our garden.

Claire managed to snap a photo using her mobile phone.

The bird looks to be juvenile, but I have been unable to work out what breed it actually is.

I discussed what it could possibly be with family. I also posted the photo on a web forum for bird enthusiasts.

While the image quality didn’t help, everyone was left no wiser than me. I found this to be reassuring – it would be so embarrassing if the bird just turned out to be a young blackbird.

Suggestions as to who the visitor could be included…

  • Nuthatch
  • Pied Wagtail
  • Starling
  • Wheatear
  • Wren

A juvenile Nuthatch certainly appeared to be the most popular opinion, including from someone who claims to be very knowledgeable on ornithology.

I know it’s not an ostrich and I think it’s unlikely to be an albatross…

Posted by sean on August 2, 2020 at 7:22 am in Shopping with No Comments

I challenge anyone to find a past time more enjoyable for a schoolboy, than spending an afternoon alone in their bedroom, with only a glossy publication and the photos printed inside for company…

I loved browsing the Argos catalogue as a kid.

With this in mind, I can’t have been the only person to shed a tear when it was announced that the Argos catalogue was now a thing of the past.

In years gone by, I would spend hours reading the catalogue, devouring the items I knew I couldn’t afford with my eyes.

I can’t remember exactly when the Christmas edition of the catalogue was released – probably June – but without fail, the pens would come out, ready to circle anything and everything needed from Father Christmas.

If it wasn’t computer games and gadgets I was feasting my eyes upon, in the summer it would be paddling pools large enough to hold an Olympic swimming event.

Then there were the sheds the size of a small house. For some reason, I hoped my mum and dad – both very green-fingered – would just give me the family garden, complete with a £500 shed, and allow their eleven-year-old to live and sleep in it.

All of this makes me sound like I must have been an incredibly spoilt child. I wasn’t. Not once was I bought a shed, swimming pool or Hornby Intercity 125.

So many memories…

Posted by sean on August 1, 2020 at 7:35 am in Me Vs. The World with No Comments

Cheers to the refuse collectors at Bath & North East Somerset Council, for leaving the street in a worse state than it was in before they arrived.

Posted by sean on July 31, 2020 at 4:56 pm in Weather with No Comments

Courtesy of Seans

You’re welcome.

Posted by sean on July 31, 2020 at 10:05 am in Insects with No Comments

Is there a limit to the number if creepy crawlies that DON’T live in my Mum’s house?

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