Friday, 11 January 2008

Friday.

Good Afternoon, Welcome to my Friday musings. Not a lot going on here today have only been for a paper etc. It has been a beautiful day here sunny but very cold so Stuart was a bit worried about going for a walk, will give his mouth another day or so just to make sure he does not get a chill in it or something after the bad time he has had we are being very careful. Once I came home we had some lovely freshly brewed coffee and croissants and a big read of the papers it was not elevenses more twelveses but lovely just the same (we were running a bit late this morning as we had a bit of a long lie so everything was running late today.

I have one funny wee story to tell. While tidying up in the kitchen I noticed some very iffy looking red grapes and I was going to put them in the bin, then I thought the birds might like them. I did not want to put them out the back as the starlings would have swooped down we have a small flock of about thirty that live it the big oak tree at the bottom of our garden and they are very greedy birds. I took about twelve out and laid them on the front path in front of my big The blackbirds came down for a sample very quickly and visited one at a time until they were gone so put out some more and they quickly went the down a treat too. This morning when we opened the curtains they came down quick smart and started to looking in the window. I put out some more of the grapes and they are all gone too there is some left for tomorrow. I did not think birds would like grapes quite so much but there you go.

Watched the biathlon this afternoon from Ruhpolding in Germany and we had a new winner today that has never won an World Cup event before so that was nice. Will look forward to the rest of the event tomorrow and Sunday.

I think that’s as much padding out I can manage for today so till next time.                                                 Love

                                                                               

8 comments:

ally123130585918 said...

Not much going on here either Joan ~ I did like you story about the blackbirds ~ I buy really cheap sultanas from the supermarket and they just love those ~ hope Stuart is feeling OK now wise to be very careful ~ Ally x

astoriasand said...

Hello Joan,Yes it is quiet all over both at home and seems so in J/Land too this week.I think you have the right mind not going out until Sturat is fully recovered.It's still very cold one day sunny one nasty.Love the tale of the birds.I used to feed them anything.If it didn't go within the hour I used to bin it.I think they like fruit vey much.I used to peel apples and put them on the brd table in pieces and it always got eaten.I have sat watching them hour upon hour LOL!!.The twelveses sounded good LOL!!Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

labdancer51 said...

I think January is one of those months where nothing much happens Joan. I suppose it takes time to get used to the new year...lol! I love coffee and croissants, if fact I take a croissant to work every day for my morning break.  Next time I have some fruit that is past its best I`ll put it out for the birds and see what happens, I`m sure they`ll love it. :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

sdrogerson said...

that's lovely about the blackbirds........
listening to the hit parade of 1953! By gum................

jeadie05 said...

Our grapes on the vine on our trellis didnt ripen this year ,but our blackies stripped them lol ...lovely to watch them ..love Jan xx

mariealicejoan said...

JOan, we have a lot of black birds in our garden as well.  I love their song, it's so beautiful.  I think birds like most fruits actually.  We often cut up apples and put them out with a bit of peanut butter spread on them in the winter.  They think it's a real treat!  I am having a wisdom tooth pulled on Tuesday next and am dreading it, but I suppose that there will be even more to dread should I leave it in!  Have a great weekend!
Marie
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jmoqueen said...

How lovely of you to feed the birds :o)  Hope Stuarts mouth is ok xx

Jenny

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sarajanesmiles said...

I have some apples in the kitchen that have gone a little manky... wonders if I should cut them up and leave them out for the birds too :o)  Glad Stuart's tooth is all gone!
Sara   xxx