tger greenhaddock: April 2008

Friday, April 18, 2008

I Love Tits

I've always considered myself a tit man. From an early age I have always been interested in birds, and have always had a great love of tits. Over the winter we have had quite a few Blue and Great tits visiting our feeder, and now that spring is allegedly is here I have erected a nest box underneath the eaves of the roof, in the hope that a nice pair will take up residence for the summer.

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Sick as a parrot

The last couple weeks the Haddock house has been struck down with flu. I am fortunately back on the road to full health, but Mrs H is still quite affected by the illness. The Juniorette was lucky, she had an intense 48 hour version which was over quite quickly and didn’t interfere with her week at football school in Frankfurt. Once again she really enjoyed her time there and is looking forward to attending again later in the year.

As many of you know, I am a shift worker and have been so for the last 24 years, but starting next month my own personal nightmare is coming true – I have to work normal days, 9 to 5. I work for an American company (I have worked for a few), and management have decided to outsource the shift element of our job to an eastern European country. For many reasons, which I will not go into here, it is a bad decision. But the decision is made. All I can do now is watch the wheels fall off.

But on a brighter note, I have planted my Tomato seeds for this year and they have already sprouted in the seed tray. Later this week I will plant the Bell pepper seeds.

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