The Swallow

Although over the years I have spent many a day and night rescuing wild birds and animals, this was my first Swallow experience.

Swallow

Swallow

We are glad to say that it flew away perfectly unscathed after what I am sure was a terrifying ordeal flying in through the window and landing on the dogs bed. A short recovery was all that was needed.

 

The sing-a-long’s

Carrying on with our holiday shenanigans, family and friends abound.

Our musically themed evening’s have included Name that tune on kazoo, which we fought to the bitter end and still ended equall! Either we all totally rock at the kazoo or we don’t??

Also a Dorset pirate evening with the landing of an adventuring crewmate of The Black Wreck.

There be Pirates on them there beaches

There be Pirates on them there beaches

A new discovery on this evening – peanuts and singing should be kept separate! We can support this statement with recorded evidence, probably best not though!

 

On the croft

Some of my favourite wildflower names on the croft this morning.

 

Mouse-ear Hawkweed

Mouse-ear-Hawkweed

Mouse-ear-Hawkweed

Devils bit scabious

Devils-bit-scabious

Devils-bit-scabious

Achillea ptarmica sneezewort

Mimulus monkey flower

Bog myrtle

 

Just as an afterthought, a small thing that has made a big difference to us.

Due to some ingenious de-plumbing we now have a fully functional bath, with hot water for the first time since we have lived here! This is great news, as before this, we had to grab a shower on our guest changeovers or have practically cold baths, which would have been even less fun come winter.

 

There is also a sign in page now that someone far cleverer than me has added a captcha to weed out the robot sign ins. Thank you.