Some of you have probably been wondering why I haven't posted much – well, I haven't really left the house to be honest, for several reasons – I heard some extremely sad news about the death of someone I know, someone who was cruelly taken from this world far too young and then more news about someone else that has been very ill, but is recovering fairly well now, I was told. Other stuff going on I can't write about on here and generally having too much time to think, being as I'm not at work! I could have spent time getting millions of jobs done, but instead I was lazy, watched TV and generally did nothing and watched the birds in the garden. I was also in the doldrums because I regret not going away – it really doesn't help when there are incredible birds on Shetland and on the Isles of Scilly and the winds in Norfolk are naff. But — all that should change after 1pm on Tuesday (tomorrow) with east winds right the way through to the weekend!!! So hopefully the remainder of my holiday should be full of good birds, fingers crossed!
Lucy is in a massive hysterical state about going to the dentist tomorrow – I've had so many phone calls daily about the three fillings she has to have. I have tried to reassure her and pointed out that her small fillings won't be anywhere near as painful as the wicked pain I experienced recently etc etc, but she won't relax until its all done, that's if she decides to go that is! She isn't in any serious pain, as managed to eat almost the entire home-made Banana Cake I took to her yesterday! On the subject of teeth, my dentist receptionist simply told me to go and buy a filling kit from the chemist, until my appointment at the end of the month – I didn't, so just eating very carefully on my partly completed root canal treatment!
Received a very depressing letter on Saturday – I had to read it several times in disbelief...... a speeding fine at 'Prince Phillips' tall yellow speed cameras along the Dersingham Bypass – lots of us thought they were just for show, well they are not! I looked back on my blog to remind myself what I was doing on that particular day and I was early morning birding (last weekend) and there wasn't a car in front of me or behind me and ok I was doing a bit more than I should have been, but to be honest at that time of the morning with no other traffic and a long stretch of dry road, its very easy to find yourself going a bit faster than you should be and now I have to pay the consequences in 'points' and cash!