Tuesday, March 14, 2006


Thank goodness it wasn't like this yesterday. Yeah, I know it's not really all that snowy by other peoples standards but it's bound to cause us English type folk a few problems - very pretty though.
Just came back yesterday from a lovely weekend with my girlfriend down at Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest. We stayed in villa 199 which I'd recommened to any couple wanting a fairly quiet time away, but close to most of the main attractions not to need hiking boots. One highlight would have to be the wildlife found just outside the villa's patio doors, including grey squirrels, rabbits, mallard ducks, moorhens, blue, longtailed and great tits, chaffinches and even a little goldcrest - fantastic! It was so great to have all that wild(ish) life outside our door, though we could have done without the scary mute swan pair which came right up to the glass of the patio and started knocking on the glass with their bills.
Really looking forward to going again, though we'll probably try the one up in Whinfell Forest, Cumbria next time just to see our elusive native red squirrels.

Thursday, March 09, 2006


More wildlife spotting, again at night, around 11:30pm - who needs to get up at 6 in the morning when all the wildlife will come to you? So anyway, I was driving back from my girlfriends place last night, and just as I was approaching the ring road I did spy a little frog hoping its merry way over the road.
How it managed to make it to the other side I have no idea, as there was a car in front of me which the frog just seemed to jump out from underneath, without a care in the world. And me being of the geeky variety could only think of that classic video game Frogger. I hope the little guy got to where he was going.