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Hello Owls and Larks,

Busy day in the kitchen baking, sorting out laundry pile, thank heavens for the dishwasher which will be done overnight.Very Happy

Not had a chance to read more of the book by A Bennett son bought me for my birthday, Keeping On, Keeping On, must catch up with that soon too.

Hope all owls and larks are well and had a good day.

If you can't sleep and there are others on line then have a natter here.

Night Night, & Sweet Dreams

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Posted at 18th Feb 2017 - 11:02PM   Posted by Camilla   I Can't Sleep Chat Post Comments: 20

Camilla's Avatar This beautiful pic is entitled Confrontation.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 18th Feb 2017 at 11:02PM

Camilla's Avatar I was bitten by one once in Regents Park central London when I was about 8 years old, I had decided to feed a Swan with some of the foliage off the weeping willow tree nearby, what was I thinking.! result... one very b****y finger.

Posted by: Camilla on 18th Feb 2017 at 11:06PM

Camilla's Avatar Interesting that the word I wanted to describe about my finger has automatically crossed some of the letters out, perhaps I should have typed bleeding finger,Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 18th Feb 2017 at 11:09PM

Camilla's Avatar On the subject of swear words, I was forwarded to a link to the Daily Mail, not that I usually read The Mail, I was googling search engine for blue Hyacinths which I adore and it directed me to their page an interview with Monty Don and his new Autobiography. One of the questions asked of him was does he ever swear, oh yes he said.

Posted by: Camilla on 18th Feb 2017 at 11:14PM

Camilla's Avatar Right off to make a pot of tea, back later.

Posted by: Camilla on 18th Feb 2017 at 11:16PM

Camilla's Avatar Just been catching up with mail, off to thy bed now.

Nighty night dear owls and larks, sweetest of dreams.

Have a lovely Sunday.


Posted by: Camilla on 19th Feb 2017 at 12:19AM

Inthemud's Avatar Good morning Camilla, I am just down the road from you this weekend visiting mum. Lovely photo of the swans. There are 2swans on the pond in the meadow as I look out of the window.
I am struggling to read keeping on, keeping on, the book being hard back and huge is not easy to hold in bed which is the only time I get to read!

Posted by: Inthemud on 19th Feb 2017 at 07:46AM

Fennie's Avatar Good morning Camilla and Muddie. My first reaction was to ask whether these were swans for they look to me like geese, although their wings look like swan's wings, but somehow the heads don't. But it was a kind thing to do to feed a swan and possibly the swan just misjudged your offering. It can't be easy when your eyes are on the side of your head. There must be a blid spot in front of it's beak. Imagine you had a caliper on the back of your car and you had to pick something up and put it in your boot but you could only use your wing mirrors to see out of.

But yes Regent's Park - I remember it well - for I use to walk there in its empty spaces with the mist rolling across the grass in the early summer mornings when no one was about. Today it would be full of joggers no doubt.

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Posted by: Fennie on 19th Feb 2017 at 09:00AM

Inthemud's Avatar I think the swans in Camilla's picture are more likely to be Whooper swans, they visit over winter here.

Posted by: Inthemud on 19th Feb 2017 at 09:25AM

Fennie's Avatar Don't know about Whoopers - they are certainly Whoppers!

Posted by: Fennie on 19th Feb 2017 at 11:27AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar That is a beautiful photo Camilla.
I've never spent much time in Regents park, Greenwich was my local haunt.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 19th Feb 2017 at 01:16PM

Camilla's Avatar Hi Muddie it would have been lovely to have met you today but I have been feeling rather unwell today, feeling a tad shaky and was a little sick earlier on and had diarrhoea too, not sure what that is all about! I am feeling quite delicate and worried about the future and of course as you know life and it's complications ( you know ) bugs me at times.

My daughter is in the process of moving into a property hopefully end of March this year in Norfolk and at the moment today she and her family moved into a rented farmhouse just near Dilham, Wickstead I think it is Muddie so not far from your Mother in Dilham they are there until 25th March this year in rented. If your mother lived near my daughter at the moment I could pop and visit her.Very Happy

Lovely to see a Pond by the river in the meadows from the window, yes my book is hardback too it's a huge book isn't it and I am a bedtime reader too like you Muddie.

Posted by: Camilla on 19th Feb 2017 at 03:19PM

Camilla's Avatar It's lovely at Greenwich FN long time since I have been there .

Posted by: Camilla on 19th Feb 2017 at 03:20PM

Camilla's Avatar Could be Geese Fennie I think they are Swans though.

What year did you used to walk through Regents Park? Was it in the early 80's? If so I would have moved by then from central London but we used to visit my MIL still in Baker Street right up to 1985 from then onwards she came to live with us for 5 years in Norfolk.

Posted by: Camilla on 19th Feb 2017 at 03:24PM

Fennie's Avatar Sorry to hear you have been unwell, Camilla.

No it was much earlier I lived in Marylebone. 1969 - 1971 - about three years as the moves were around the beginning/end of the year. Seems much longer, probably because I was working in Whitehall until the end end of 1976 and of course frequently returned to Marylebone.

Hope you feel better soon. Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 19th Feb 2017 at 04:51PM

Inthemud's Avatar Hi Camilla, so sorry to hear that you are feeling unwell, hope you 'll feel better soon, we've had a lovely day out and about , had lunch at grovelands in Roughton, then went on Snowdrop walk at the Thorpe market church, one of mum's dear friends was there displaying her art work, so my sister bought 2 paintings. Do you mean Worsted ? That is village next to dilham. My mum was born and brought up in Worsted, so I used to go there lots to see my nan. Worsted Festival is famous, it was famous for the Worsted wool cloth.

Posted by: Inthemud on 19th Feb 2017 at 05:16PM

Withy Brook's Avatar Hope you soon feel better, Camilla. I expect it is caused by the stresses that you live under.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 19th Feb 2017 at 05:40PM

Camilla's Avatar Thank you Muddie,

Think I got the village wrong where daughter is temporarily renting before moving to new property. She is in a village near north Walsham that has the first 4 letters WICK I know it is near Dilham and Worstead.

Sounds a lovely day out Muddie, love the Snowdrops they are such a gentle flower.

Must check out when that Worstead Festival is Muddie probably in the summer?

Posted by: Camilla on 20th Feb 2017 at 11:55AM

Camilla's Avatar Thank you Withy, yep you got it ! Stress!

Posted by: Camilla on 20th Feb 2017 at 11:56AM

Camilla's Avatar Thank you Fennie,

Ah well I was there during 1969-1971 (from 1948 too obviously because I was born there). We had already bought our first house before we married in 1970 near Mill Hill but I wanted our first baby to be born in Westminster Hospital and one had to be a resident to do so. We lived at my in laws house in Baker Street just up the road from my mother's house.

So I could have bumped into you Fennie in Regents Park from 1969-1971Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 20th Feb 2017 at 12:02PM

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