The First Cuckoo in Spring

Furrow / 5th May, 2016

Mum text me this morning… “The Cuckoo is singing loud and clear”. I look forward to this message in some shape or form, without fail, every year. Spring has now sprung, it’s official. This yearly migratory message has arrived right about now ever since I can remember.

OK, the Bluebells kick in a touch …More»

A Dental Dual…….

Furrow / 29th December, 2014

I went to the Dentist today.
After languishing in ‘a dark place’ for 4 days over the Christmas break, when all was shut –  I was first in when the door cracked open at 8.30.
I waited patiently for 2 hours for an emergency appointment as they let several other ‘routine bookings’ go first.  It …More»

A Spotted Favourite

Furrow / 15th August, 2014

Spotted Flycatchers dancing about in late summer, are a joy to watch, whether darting about or perching on the washing line catching flies. They are intrepid travellers, migrants all the way from Africa and although have undistinguished plumage, they are one of my favourites, especially as for the last 2 years they have nested …More»

A Rapacious Appetite

Furrow / 17th July, 2014

The pitcher plant has been a huge success with a consummate appetite for all flying insects – houseflies and bluebottles are a favourite delicacy.

It has doubled in size since being purchased at Helmingham Hall in May and sent up new shoots to accommodate a feeding frenzy.

It is …More»