Category Archives: July 2017

I am still here!

Hello there to all of my many followers who have been worried about me. I did warn you that things were going to get disrupted and I have been proved right-again.

The move continues apace. That man and Uncle Tache had great fun moving things around and trying to fit furniture into places that it was never going to fit into. Bookshelves that were destined for the basement have ended up in the attic and they look very good there. Big Nana’s table has been dismantled and moved and put back together again. Doors have been on and off their hinges and Uncle Tache has deployed his electric screwdriver on several occasions. All good fun you know. Things have moved on in the outside world too you know. Our Fig tree got blown over in the recent bad weather and so a replacement will need to be sought. It all adds to the general sense of anticipation that is growing in the Eyrie as our move date approaches ever closer. We understand that a new home is being constructed for us all and we will be joining our cousins from the country to form a Posse that will be more than a match for the local Seagull population. This weekend it is a general unpacking of the book collection so that they can go back on their shelves. Mind you there are several flights of stairs between where the boxes are and where the shelves are located. Good planning there that man!

It might be a little while until I am able to speak again. Things are quite disrupted as our dynamic duo are here there and everywhere for so much of the week that it is difficult to get a chance to log on. Come September things will have calmed down a little bit and we will be ready for our move. Between now and then I will try and get some pictures of the new place in its finished state so that you can plan your visits and choose your bedroom in advance.


Spot the Eagle

I know how much some of you like this competition so here we go. Spot the Eagle in his new home. I should add these are very much the “before” picture. Now that the furniture has arrived it is all a bit more cluttered but it will sort itself in due course.

Anyway welcome to my new home.



Moving to the left as you come in this is the dining room.

The dining room

The dining room

Moving up I am now welcoming you to the first floor.

Guess who? On the staircase

Guess who? On the staircase

This is the bedroom wing with the Wisteria trying to get in to say hello as well.

The bedroom wing

The bedroom wing

Finally this is my Fig tree in the back yard. The grey building is a church-I do see some difficulties with certain lifestyle incompatibilities but I am trying to be optimistic for now.

My Fig tree

My Fig tree

I am feeling quite exhausted but it has been worth it so look out for more tales of adventure in the near future!

All is well

Hello there. A bit of a shocker here as I am sure you weren’t expecting to hear from me so quickly but as you know I like to surprise and delight in equal measure.

Well it has been a historic week here in the Eyrie. Readers of a nervous disposition will recall that we were all due to move this week. It turns out that there was a certain amount of misunderstanding going on. The Code Aqua status that we had been given means that we will not be in the first tranche of things moving. Instead we will transition when it is convenient over the next couple of months. What happened this week is that man went down to Poole on Tuesday and met a lovely lady from the estate agents and picked up the keys. This went very well and he even followed through on his threat to take a large quantity of toilet rolls. This was lucky as there wasn’t any in the house and so he was able to distribute them around so rest assured everything is provided for. I think that it is fair to say that there were some highs and lows about the day. The biggest low was that I was left at home-clearly! The house is lovely and you can see a little slither of harbour from our new Eyrie. There are some lovely views of the roof tops and surrounding church. The rooms are good sizes and the whole house feels very peaceful and welcoming. There is a lot of Lavender in the back garden and the bees were really enjoying it in the sunshine. There is even a little lean to in the back garden which will be useful when my smuggling operations come on stream I can tell you. I suppose the biggest down was that there seems to be a lot to do but of course we have Uncle Tache to help out and it will feel better when the furniture arrives on Monday. At least you can sit down when that happens. All in all things are progressing well so no need to worry.

In other news there has been a population explosion on the lake. Little Conrad has some cousins who have moved in. There are also some Ducklings and a little Moorhen family have chirped their way into our lives too. What fun.

UT has been out and about this week chairing a conference in a large Spanish city. He sounds as if he has had a good time and he seemed quite merry when he called up after a pirate ship trip round the harbour accompanied by cocktails. That man let us look at the hotel he was staying in and we were very impressed.

Anyway a couple of Cliffie wing waves to end on. The first is for Big Nana who has a birthday coming up this week. The second is for my stalker in Norway who also has a birthday. We wish them both a Happy Birthday. We also understand that a couple of our international fan clubs are planning a get together. We hope that it all goes well.

Wish us luck as we wave you goodbye

Good afternoon and welcome back. It is a lovely afternoon here in the Eyrie as the sun is out and the temperature is a lovely 23 degrees. Little Conrad is playing on the lake and Bob the Sheep is working on his next feud-whatever that might be. That man is sat listening to some music and I can sneak in and just drop you all a little line.

Now what has been going on this week? Ah yes something that might conceivably be described as the social event of the year. No not me getting my wings on that man’s credit card and going on a booze fulled rampage-for once! No it was Uncle Tache’s leaving do from his current job. We think that it went well and a good time was had by all. We were not invited and this was for the best overall I feel. The original plan was that it would all be over by about 21:00. No risk of that with UT in charge. They all left the pub in the wee hours and straggled back to the hotel they were staying in. As you know we are grateful for small mercies (no really!) here in the Eyrie and we were very grateful it was a hotel they were going back to and not this place. Instead we listened outside the window for sounds of wild debauchery but heard nothing that we could definitively attribute to UT. That was a disappointment I can tell you but we are sure that there will be other opportunities in the future to join in. If there aren’t I think that you know that we will simply make them up and join in anyway.

Now what else? That man is going to seal the deal on the new house this week. He is setting off to tour the new home with a curious load of things. It consists of a bottle of vintage Champagne, a bottle of Bombay Sapphire Gin, a lot of cans of tonic and a large bag full of toilet rolls. I hope that he doesn’t meet any of the neighbours carrying this slightly degrading load as they will get completely the wrong idea as to what we do in our spare time. Mind you it would be accurate but we want to project a classier image than that man wondering around with a bag full of assorted toilet rolls. He is muttering something abut 6 toilets-think of the water bill but I am not sure that he is of sound mind at the moment.

It is interesting times ahead I can tell you. If our normal schedule is interrupted for the next few weeks don’t worry. It is simply that life gets complicated for the next few weeks and we need to work on our scheduling skills apparently. Speak for yourself is what I say on that front I have never had problems scheduling my next drink but you know that man is no good at multi tasking. Still exciting days ahead. Wish us luck-we are really going to need it!