Cowart's Common Room
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Good Morning good morning! And where is Owl I am wondering? Recovering perhaps from those thunderstorms posted by the weathermen over the Norfolk coast. Anyway I hope that all is well in the little Winter town and there has been no invasion by the seal folk (or invasion by the sea come to that); I have not heard the news this morning and so assume it is safe to carry on in light vein.

Little happened yesterday, indeed little seems to happen on any day at the moment though we did receive a phone call from our friends and erstwhile neighbours who live most of the year in Lanzerote but keep a flat in Cardiff and they rang to see whether we were free for lunch later today. That was kind and will see us through most of the day with a quick walk up the hill this morning to work up an appetite and then some sorting out and tidying this evening.

Meanwhile I have to consider whether it is worthwhile investing in an Irish passport which I can claim thanks to my grandmother who died before I entered the world but who supplied me at any rate with (a few) red haired genes and a love of chocolate. It seems it will be impossible otherwise to travel freely and unhindered around the continent, let alone to buy a house there, without one. I must practice saying 'Top of the Morning' with apologies to those whose connection to the Emerald Isle is rather more direct than mine. Very HappyVery Happy

Posted at 6th Aug 2017 - 09:36AM   Posted by Fennie   Lark Post Comments: 8

Camilla's Avatar Good morning Fennie and Everyone,

Thank you kindly Fennie for posting for the Larks. I'm afraid I took to my down pilows early last night woke up in wee small hours but sinuses were bad again even though I had the windows wide open.

A stressful morning so far! My two baby collared doves are almost getting ready to fly now there are always two of course as parent bird always gives birth to two baby's. Well the two decided to go for it a little while ago and flap their wings loudly for the first time but they needed to fly higher they were testing it out. Then patch spied them ran after them caught one, I ran across the garden screaming leave leave and managed to grab hold of Patch and carry Patch inside house and close the garden doors. Went back outside with my heart pumping thinking hope baby is alright, he was sitting against garden wall in the corner but he was alive thank god. Put some gloves on and gently lifted baby fledgling and as I did do it flew up high into the sky across the chimney pots, phew ! Now I am sad that the other sibling fledgling is all alone it has gone back to its nest and cooing loudly no doubt for his sibling . Sad give you another update later. I hate terriers!Rolling Eyes

Posted by: Camilla on 6th Aug 2017 at 11:21AM

Camilla's Avatar No thunderstorms last night but we did have some heavy rain late evening so all is well in Winterton.

Enjoy your lunch Fennie with your lovely neighbours this afternoon how kind of them.

Good luck with the Irish Passport Fennie, what part of Ireland did your Grandmother come from? Apparently there is some Irish blood in my side of the family not sure exactly perhaps one day I will dig it out.

Posted by: Camilla on 6th Aug 2017 at 11:26AM

Camilla's Avatar Beautiful warm sunny day here and it looks set to be dry for the rest of the day.

Have a lovely Sunday everyone .Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 6th Aug 2017 at 11:33AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Naughty Patch, but I guess it's in his genes, like Fennie's Irish roots.

Do you think our genes have anything to do with our personality?

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 6th Aug 2017 at 03:50PM

Fennie's Avatar Do hope the bird will be OK, Camilla.

Have to see about the Irish passport. It is a faff producing certified copies of birth and marriage certificates and then there's a fee of £200 or so. And should Brexit not happen anyway (which I rather think may be the case) it would all be in vain.

Grandmother came originally from Cork - or Queenstown as she would have known it.

Posted by: Fennie on 6th Aug 2017 at 06:46PM

Fennie's Avatar I believe genes are central FN. Identical twins brought up apart show similar characteristics. Obviously childhood plays a big part too and your tendency to be influenced by your parental nurturing is no doubt also gene related. But there is evidence (sadly) that traits like criminality run in families (though this doesn't make all members of the family criminal).

Posted by: Fennie on 6th Aug 2017 at 06:50PM

Withy Brook's Avatar I have some Irish blood from about the 16th century! Don't think that will help much!

Posted by: Withy Brook on 6th Aug 2017 at 08:51PM

Camilla's Avatar Well on the female side of my family I do know that we are born worriers! So that runs in the family on my side . We also seem to have the same allergys too which is interesting.

Withy have you researched your family history of Irish descent of the 16th century? How fascinating .

Posted by: Camilla on 7th Aug 2017 at 11:13AM

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