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Are there any enthusiastic ornithologists out there? Either out in the field. Or maybe just the back garden. I am nearly 70 and have been bird watching since I was a 12yo schoolboy at a boarding school right in the heart of the Dorset countryside. And I am thrilled that since coming to Scotland, I have so far.seen four birds that I never ever spotted in England! And I saw my very first red squirrel up here too.
I am just being rather nosy but am intrigued to know whether you have ended up where you always wanted to live or if you have a burning desire to have a foray/end your days somewhere else? I am a country girl born and bred but following my marriage break up I lived in Bournemouth for a year where I just didn't earn enough money to live so headed for London - twenty six years now and I have never had a single second of regret at doing so. I love the general buzz, the diversity, the history - in fact everything! So, are you where you are because of circumstance? Happy there? Wish beyond anything that you were elsewhere? I'd love to know.
Hi – just wondering whether anyone here is into geo-caching?
My husband and I started late summer after seeing some of our friends disappearing every-so-often saying they were just off to find some caches. To be honest, we didn’t know what they meant until we asked them. It’s the outdoor sport or game of searching for hidden objects by using Global Positioning System and we are ‘hooked’. We love walking so now plan our walks to take in various caches which take us to places we would never have thought of going. For example, I was early for a visit to my dentist so checked my iPhone to find that there was a cache just 300m away. It was a tiny magnetic cache (just big enough to hold a tiny, tiny rolled-up log sheet) and it was placed on a strut right in the middle of a huge bridge over the railway. Unless you knew there was something to find, you would not have known it was there.
We introduced our grand-daughter to geo-caching, and at 5 years of age she loves it. We have managed to find a few caches which contain items to swap so she gaily holds my iPhone and leads the way.
All in all, it is a good sport which makes our walks more interesting and varied. We have found unusual footpaths and routes locally which we didn’t know existed and look forward to planning our next venture.
I was out doggie walking on Sunday evening, I wandered down a trail that I haven't followed for a few years, it was quite muddy part way down and as I didn't fancy retracing my steps through even more mud I kept going. I came to a barbed wire fence that wasn't there the last time I walked the path. What should I do, go back the way I had come through the gloopy mud, or shimmy up and over the barbed wire? I elected for the latter, and after weighing things up I felt confident that I could get over a puny 1 metre high fence. There were some tree branches piled up against my side of the fence which provided a handy 'stepping stone' that some other walkers had obviously used. So, I stepped up onto the branches and swung my right leg over the wire (I hate barbed wire, and it scares me) I was just about to place my right foot on the ground when...the branches under my left foot collapsed and I fell onto the wire! My jacket and walking trousers were caught up in the wire and I had a bit of a struggle to get free, when I did eventually escape the wire's clutches I discovered that my left wrist, left inner thigh and tummy were scratched quite badly and I was bleeding profusely. I limped off home to clean myself up with antiseptic wipes and apply a few plasters. It was only then that I realised how close I had come to slicing into my femoral artery. If that had happened then I would not be writing this, I would be in the mortuary, because I was completely alone, apart from my dog and I hadn't taken my phone with me. I would have bled to death trying to get help, gulp! I spent much of Monday cursing my stupidity and swearing never again to attempt to climb a barbed wire fence. Have you ever done something silly, as a senior, that you were lucky to get away with?
I loveeeeeeeee Baking and have some wonderful recipe’s if anyone is looking for anything in particular drop me a line my cooker is always on the go be it for home/school hubby’s work place or charity.
So many people who are so alone, some are even homeless, by not any fault of there own. So any sad folks who have no one to talk to, does anyone take the time to say hello to a lonely stranger, to make someone smile, so they feel there are people who care?
I do, does anyone do as I do?
I have been vegan for 22 yrs my reasons are :-
1 I dislike of how animals are treated and killed.
2 Concern for the Environment
3 Concern for the hungry
4 My health
What are your opinions about vegans and veganism?