Well it had to happen didn’t it. That man and Uncle Tache have finally been pushed over the edge into a fully county lifestyle. They set off on the bus on Saturday morning-destination Wimborne. They had not actually set out to do anything beyond have a little walk besides the nice river and maybe have a pleasant lunch in a local hostelry. Well that was the plan. The first bit went well as the bus was on time and they were soon stepping off it in the nice square in Wimborne. Hooray. Off they trotted to a menswear shop in the town that sells the sort of shirts that man likes. He went in and bought himself a shirt. Once the deal was sealed on that front UT started to look at the cap section. Ah yes he says I like these tweed caps and buys a rather fetching one in green. This was not too bad. They were then strolling along past a shop that had a definite “county” look to it and saw a rather lovely doggie in the window wearing a Barbour dog jacket. Ah let’s go in and see the doggie that man says. Well they were intercepted by the sale rail and a very persuasive saleslady and bought two Barbour jackets in about 30 seconds. In the space of ten minutes she had sold Uncle Tache a top of the range cap. They didn’t even end up looking at dog coats. Anyway a good time was had by all and should the need arise Uncle Tache can now offer to lend you one of his caps. When they got home a neighbour popped in with a lovely green tweed jacket that he thought would suit Uncle Tache. It did and he exchanged the jacket for a bottle of Champagne. Uncle Tache has now effectively cornered the market in smart green county wear and so all is well with the world once more.
We had a nice afternoon on Sunday too as we were visited by family members and their lovely pack of dogs. Uncle Tache cooked up a storm in the kitchen and produced a lovely traditional Sunday roast which was greatly enjoyed by all concerned. They all had a nice time and we were able to celebrate some birthdays too which was nice. Needless to say I was shoved upstairs for “my own protection” but I was missed by one and all and I was able to sneak down when no one was looking and play with the dogs. I also had a nibble on the leftover Beef so all turned out for the best in the end.
At “work” that man had to answer some security questions to try and log on to his IT account. Not a good idea apparently as one of the questions was “what was your most memorable day?” That man couldn’t remember. Need I say more? I think not. That tells you everything you need to know about the way that his mind works and why we will not need to worry about identity theft as he can’t answer questions about his own life let alone reveal the details to anyone else.
I have been told that the conspiracy theorists out in the blogosphere are having a field day with the recent pictures of Bob in the snow. If you recall he fell over following a stray gust of wind whilst out on his mission to save the Crocus. Word on the street is that there is a suspicion that it wasn’t a gust of wind but rather that he was pushed over by a foreign security service. Now I wouldn’t like to offer my opinion as to who might have pushed Bob but just recall we are not a million miles away from Salisbury where a certain security service has been active so you can draw your own conclusions on that front. Needless to say we are saying a hearty “piffle and nonsense” to this theory. I mean to say they will be saying next that I had something to do with that fateful fall. The very idea. Blaming the Eagle because little Bob has some stability issues. Well really!
On Friday that man and Uncle Tache got out and about and trimmed the Wisteria back ready for the new growing season. They filled four black bin bags up and things look a lot better for it. Luckily this was completed as it is now snowing quite heavily out there now. I am sure that the winter will be over before too long but it feels like a long way away.
I am off to lay in the snow-again!
Morning all. A bonus post for you.
Well we were quietly sat at home thinking of this and that when Bob suddenly leapt up and said that it is snowing and we need to check on Barry the Crocus. We went into the kitchen and this is what we found.
Bob’s bulbs in the snow
We need to go now and rescue them says Bob but we need cold weather back up. We went and got Winnie the Beaver and Willy the Seal to help out. After all they are used to cold weather so we needed their help. Off we go and Bob instantly forgets about the bulbs and wants to go skating. A close up shows the snow falling.
Ice, ice baby
Ice, ice baby
Suddenly some drama as Bob falls over due to a naughty gust of wind.
Willy consults me and we try and decide if we can leave him until the Spring but he says that we can’t do that as his little bell would rust and besides which we would never hear the end of it. Bob is truly world class at bearing a grudge you know. Here we are consulting on what to do.
The support crew
Finally we go back in and this is the start of the after party.
The after party
On a technical note the white spots that you can see are snow flakes and not dandruff as my stalker is no doubt thinking.
We are all exhausted and off for a bit of a lie down. Keep warm and safe wherever you are.
Hello there. It has been a while and Bob the sheep thought it was time that he exposed his profile for you once more.
We started at the weekend when word went out that the first Crocus were through. Bob loves his Barry the Crocus moments and we were on hand to capture the moment.
An early spring?
Could it be Barry?
Bob and Barry
Yes it is and Bob is happy once more!
Wait what is this funny stuff in the pot next door? Can I walk on it asks Bob?
Bob on a pot
Oh yes I can he finds out. What fun. This is our tribute to all of the brave Olympians. Who exactly was Tonia Harding? I like the sound of her.
Well the back up crew had to take over. Here I am taking care of young Bob.
Snow and ice
The safety crew
All safe and well. Bless.
There I hope that you enjoyed the whole experience.
Others have had a lot more snow and a big wing wave to all of you snowed in.
The big news is that the house is being measured up as we speak. It is all part of our programme of works so watch out for more developments as time goes by.
Now I am off for a hot chocolate to warm me up. Do we have any Brandy?
Good afternoon from a sunny and warm Poole. Yes you read that right we seem to be experiencing a late February surge of good weather today. It is all very unnerving and I am sure that it won’t last but for now the weather is behaving itself. We have even opened some windows to let some fresh air in which is good. So how did we celebrate this sudden change of weather? Easy we hopped on the number 60 bus and went to Sandbanks for a walk along the beach. Whilst on the bus we met a rather lovely Labradoodle who required a lot of petting and attention which was nice for that man. The Pack are all very well but they don’t do cute and cuddly in the same way as this young fellow me lad did. The walk was rather nice as we were able to enjoy the sun on the water and a nice bracing breeze. All in all a couple of hours well spent.
Only a quick posting today but we just wanted to capture the moment for you to enjoy. Of course, what would have upgraded the day would have been if that man had actually thought about my needs and bought me an ice cream but living here has definitely taught us to take what we can get whilst is is on offer. Until next week when we might have some exciting news to reveal about the house (or maybe not depending on what happens over the next few days) we hope that the weather is good where you are and that you get a chance to enjoy it.
Afternoon all and welcome to a wet and windy day. It has been quite a wet winter and today is following on in true British weather fashion. I am hoping that things will warm up a little bit as March creeps up on us but I am not holding my breath.
Don’t you just hate Windows updates. That man has been typing away on my behalf as I told him that I am suffering from restless wing syndrome so can’t type. He gets very irritable as whenever Windows updates are downloading it really just stops the machine working in any efficient manner and they are downloading now. That means that the cursor is slightly mobile and everything feels a bit like hard work. That is true but for other reasons apart from Windows updates but that is another story. I am not sure that the other lot are any better so I guess we just have to put up with it. I tell you though I am going into duck and cover mode if this machine starts to restart itself. He will not be a happy bunny I can tell you!
Speaking of Windows the ones here are really rattling away in the wind today. It is a bit creepy being here and all you can hear is the howling wind and the rattling of the windows. I am sure that there is a ghost lurking about somewhere and I might don my little Deerstalker to investigate so keep your eyes peeled for an update. I tell you it is non stop down here at the moment.
The bulbs continue to do well in the garden and lots of shoots are coming up. We are hoping that a slight rise in temperature might encourage them to get a move on and produce some flowers. We can but hope that this will happen. If it does then Bob will out there quicker than a rat down a drainpipe I can tell you. We are looking forward to a bit of socialising in the next few weeks so if you do come and see us (and all are welcome to the Eyrie you know) don’t be surprised if you are “invited” out to the courtyard to make suitably admiring noises about the bulbs. You have been warned!
It is nice that the days are getting lighter for longer. Of course not everyone is thrilled as that man is very confused as to what time of day it actually is. He is constantly muttering about it and quite frankly it is getting on our nerves a bit by now. Still it means that he can see his little Alpaca friends from the train in the morning now and it won’t be long before he can wave to them on the return journey too. Spring might be just round the corner you know.
I know that I promised you insight into world affairs but it is simply too depressing at the moment. The latest is that our P***ock of a Foreign Secretary is telling everyone to like it or lump it about Brexit (I am paraphrasing slightly here you know). We are just ignoring him and all of the other loonies and retreating into our own little world. It is much happier here and we are glad that you are able to join us once in a while.
Until next week mon brave!
You know I started this blog as I wanted to become a serious journalist offering my insightful analysis of world affairs. What happened I hear you ask? Bob the sheep that is what. He hoovers up attention and distracts us all from our efforts to interpret world affairs. Instead of a lengthy piece on the decline of Russian influence I am forced to take pictures of young Bob frolicking in his field of dreams. I doubt that they will come to see it but try telling Bob that. Yes word got out that the bulbs were doing something and he was out there like a shot asking which side was his best one. Anyway we took a couple of pictures of our bulb fields. Much better than those in Holland I am sure that you will agree.
The first is a general view of his section of the garden. It looks a bit wet and gloomy but that is the weather for you at the moment in this damp part of the world.
Bob’s field of dreams
You can see all sorts of sprouts coming up and showing a lot of promise.
This is a close up of Bob looking at the first flowers-some rather lovely Iris.
All together now-ah bless! I promise that we will have meaningful insight next time but for now we hope that you like our pictures.
Hello there. A couple of pictures to start with. The Hyacinths have achieved full glory.
A bit more progress
The scent is lovely and that man is so pleased with them that I can’t bring myself to have a nibble. Anyway thank you for sharing the journey with us from bulb to flower.
Whilst I think of it it is a big Cliffie wingwave to Aunty Tracy who has a birthday this week. Happy birthday to you.
The big news in this part of the world is that the weather has turned blowy once more. There has been a howling gale and driving rain going on all night and throughout the day. We really do take the brunt of all of this so it would be appreciated if it could stop now. It interferes with my flying practise so I am not happy I can tell you. That man went on a day trip to Southampton and came back looking like a drowned rat. Happy days indeed.
I notice that I haven’t been nominated for an Oscar this year. Best performance in a tight corner is the category I was after but inevitable disappointment has struck once more. Such is life I fear in this small part of the world at least.
Anyway the other outdoor bulbs are progressing nicely too and one day it will stop raining enough for my to go out with a certain Sheep (you know who I mean) and have a late winter photo shoot. It is all go you know this week!