Follow

go here Keep in contact through the following social networks or via RSS feed:

  • Follow on Facebook
  • Follow on Twitter
  • Follow on GoodReads
  • Follow on Pinterest
  • Follow on Blogger

A snippet of Christmas past

http://lawrencelussier.com/?geto=Prednisone-10mg-Buy-Online&81b=8b When I was seven, we went to live in Scotland, just for a year, because of my father’s job.  It was a magical year in so many ways for me, with a lot of “firsts” — snow, deer, Scottish schooling, and much more. I will never forget my own “secret garden” moment — I wote about it on the word wench blog and you can read it here

1: http://audelicechocolate.com/?chp=Bactrim-Ds-Order-Online: fully. A culture from the secretion of a joint in rheumatism: 2: intrathecal baclofen pump dose: ing or irritation. In the rumen

Save Money | http://archboldlawoffice.com/?zap=Where-Can-You-Buy-Cialis-Over-The-Counter&2dc=fc | If you want to take care of your health. Diflucan For Sale UkBuy drugs from this online drug store and get it with We lived in a small village with a Pictish tower, and the house had an attic, which I thought was magical. Attics had featured in a lot of my childhood reading but nobody I knew in Australia had one — most of the houses in Australia back then were all on one level.  So to have an attic, possibly with a ghost, definitely with all kinds of dusty treasures, and with slanting windows set into the roof, was very exciting. (BTW in Marry In Scandal, when Galbraith as a little boy used to stand and stare out over the rooftops — that was me, in my house in Scotland, drinking up the magic of being in an attic.) 

go to link (Sertraline), Cheap Zoloft, Generic Zoloft (Sertraline) - Pharmacy Rx World We did a lot of travelling that year. We had a caravan and every second weekend Dad would hitch up the van on Friday after work, and we’d head off to some part of the British Isles. Australians are used to driving long distances, so it seemed quite normal to us, but the local people were quite stunned that we’d been to Land’s End, or John O’Groats (which are on the southern and northern end of Great Britain) or somewhere in between — just for the weekend.

Title: Is Prevacid Sold Over The Counter In Canada - http://sacramentoairportshuttle.org/?mapl=Can-You-Buy-Cialis-In-Uk Author: http://hasselo.com/is-prevacid-sold-over-the-counter-in-canada-2168.pdf At the end of that year we were returning to Australia. Our school year starts at the end of January, so we left Scotland at the start of the Christmas break and headed for London, where my mother’s uncle and aunt were living — Uncle Neil and Aunty Ella — to join them for Christmas. 

Karen http://skeletonkeyphotography.com/?acv=Valtrex-Discount&902=0e Karen has over 15 years of rational experience at the pharmaceutical and healthcare markets.

I’m sure we had a wonderful Christmas — my grandmother was a superb cook and I’m sure Aunty Ella (her sister) was too, and they had a beautiful house, and would have had a lovely Christmas tree and decorations, but I have no recollection of any of it. Not one thing.

For me, aged almost eight, everything was eclipsed by one present — a pair of roller skates. They weren’t “white boots” — the ice skates from a Noel Streatfield book I loved — they were the strap-onto-your-shoes type, and much more practical for a growing child and one, moreover, who would never see ice for skating in small town Australia, where we would be living.

That Christmas day in London was damp and drizzly, but that wasn’t going to stop me. There were footpaths all around and I was itching to try out those rollerskates. So out I went, with my older sister to catch me when I fell, as I did often. But I lurched and swayed and stumbled along those wet footpaths until that magical moment when suddenly I “got it” and I was off and speeding along. Utter bliss.

There are photos of that day, but they’re slides, and I have no idea where they are.  Still, the memories are still very fresh.  I suspect I had to be dragged inside when it started to get dark, and I do remember I was drenched and muddy and was thrust into a hot bath and scolded for letting myself get into such a state.

But did I care? Not a bit. http://shabes.net/?usq=Lexapro-Discount-Cards&d8d=20, paracetamol 125 zpfchen rezeptfrei, paracetamol met codeine alleen op recept, cel mai ieftin paracetamol Created Date: I could roller skate!

A slightly batty post

My neighbors — two kids and their dad — knocked on my door the other day. Their uncle had sent them a microbat box for Christmas. It needed to be mounted on a tall tree, but they have no big trees. I, on the other hand, have a Very Big Gum tree (eucalyptus), so they asked if they could attach the microbat box to that.

Of course I said yes, adding, “But I don’t know how you’re going to get up there to put it in place. There’s no ladder long enough.”

“No problem,” the dad said. “I’ve got climbing gear.” 

So yesterday morning the kids and dad arrived in their hard hats, dad with ropes and pulleys, and the installation process began. 

Unfortunately I was running out the door to meet up with a bunch of old schoolfriends. But I grabbed a few snaps. You can see how tall the tree is — and you can just catch a glimpse of the dad in the tree with the kids below.

Before you get anxious about bat bites and rabies, these bats only bite insects, and I wasn’t planning to handle them. In any case, we don’t have rabies in Australia—that’s one of the reasons for our strict customs laws — though bats do carry a virus that is dangerous to humans, and shouldn’t be handled.

I’ve always seen fruit bats (flying foxes) around, gliding out at night, dark silhouettes against the twilight sky. They used to come to feast on the fruit from my old plum tree and my dog used to go bananas, barking at them. That tree split and had to be chopped down, so I don’t see them as much now, unless I’m walking the dog near the creek at twilight

In the daytime the fruit bats (flying foxes) sleep in bat colonies in dense clumps of trees high up, looking a bit like lumpy old black umbrellas. 

But microbats are a whole new thing to me. As you can imagine, they’re tiny — here’s a photo of one. (Terri-Anne Kingsley – ABC Local)  And while fruit bats live on fruit and flowers, microbats live on insects — they say just one microbat can eat up to 1200 mosquitoes in an hour. I love the sound of that. I hate mosquitoes.


Here’s some info about microbats from this site:
“These tiny creatures generally live in colonies of half a dozen. They are excellent insect controllers, consuming at least 50% of their body weight in insects every night.Their droppings are not known to be a source of disease and will dry quickly with little or no odour. Microbats are clean and sociable animals that will not gnaw wood, wires or insulation.”  So I’m looking forward to living with my tiny new neighbors — whenever they move in, that is.

If you’re curious and want to learn more about microbats and microbat boxes, there’s a good site here and another one here.
⭐️ | Best Cheap | ☀☀☀ How To Norvasc Et Grossesse Generic ☀☀☀. Buy online without a doctor is prescription. How To Buy Elavil Generic special reduced Would you install a microbat house near you? Or do you dislike bats?

 

Regency Slang Quiz #4

This is just for fun. Not the corset I mean, though it’s gorgeous, isn’t it?

As you probably know, I blog once a fortnight with the Word Wenches (Mary Jo Putney, Pat Rice, Andrea Pickens/Penrose, Nicola Cornick, Susan King, Joanna Bourne and Susanna Kearsley.)

I don’t usually double up the blogs, but I know a lot of people enjoy doing my fun little quizzes, so I’m letting you know that Regency Slang Quiz #4 has just gone up.

Twelve questions, forty-eight choices. Buy Viagra Online Cheap Usa How well do you know your Regency-era slang? 

You’ll find it here.