When You Try To Grow Pumpkins….

I had this vision that I was going to grow pumpkins for Halloween…

I was not very successful.

This is all I got….and the pumpkin is rotten too. :/

I could only get one of them to grow, there was another one but it started to rot pretty quickly before it had even turned orange.

This whole “farming/prepping” business is not exactly easy.

Today I was scouting for nuts but not much is left.

The squirrels have been hopping around getting hold of anything edible, so I certainly felt like a comical creature when I was trying to get hold of nuts located high up in the trees.

If anyone had taken a photo of me I’m sure the resemblance between humans and our predecessors would have been striking…..

*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*

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Beautiful England <3

It’s not exactly ugly where I live! Here are some pictures from life in England ๐Ÿ™‚

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Spring is coming!!!!!

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Hmm…..is this literally? ๐Ÿ˜ฎย 

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The mist we have out here is amazing.ย 

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Throwback to when we had ice on the lake!!!

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Evidence that we actually had some snow here!ย 

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This guy has heard a lot of good guitar playing!ย 

Goodbye September.

Moonlight โค

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When flowers go to sleep…

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When you save a crayfish, stumble into hedgehogs and see thisย โ†“

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Climbing new heights.

 

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How you meditate….

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Alien activity…

 

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When people appreciate what you do for them…

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When you find treasures in your garden ๐Ÿ˜‰

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My carrots. I’ve terminated my vegetable project.

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Fire and blood.

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How to clean a Dragon tank…not my Dragon though…

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When you get Joffrey.

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Read Norwegian…

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What is this? Someone got their finger on the pulse…

Damn It’s June Already!

Yepp, here we are 6 months into the “new” year. Here are some snapshots of the month that was.

We have a neighbour that I was planning to dedicate a whole blog entry to. A neighbour that pretends to be รผber nice while going behind everyone’s back, trying to put up wedges between the various people who lives here. She literally behaves like she owns the whole property and in that spirit she just decided to use funds without permission to set up an ugly fence in a section of the garden. I suspected that it was set up to block my ย “jogging path” but the official excuse, which she refused to reveal in writing, was that she was protecting the flower beds from the geese. No wonder then that I laughed whole heartedly when I say thisย โ†“

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Yup, the fence was a total failure, even though she and her husband refuses to admit it. I even had to rescue a couple of goslings when they got stuck on the wrong side of the fence. It was very interesting dealing with panicking goslings and a furious parent, that obviously thought that I was a threat, I almost got attacked by one of the Geese, one of them even came flying after me when I jogged past them on a separate occasion, they are still cute though…If you ever deal with geese, bear in mind that they are only territorial NOT randomly aggressive. If you run past them, get too close to their goslings or try to feed them by throwing things at them, they will see you as an aggressor. Keep a fair distance and it will all be fine.

It’s all about babies here on the country side now. I even saw a newborn lamb when I was out jogging, with a mother with lots of nasty bloody things hanging out of her as she was just done giving birth.

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Have you ever seen anything more adorable? The majority of the lambs are terrified of humans, but these guys who live in a separate enclosure are as tame as you can get. Seriously. I would like one. They are aaaadooooraaaableeeee.

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Yeah, I’ve never seen anything like this in real life. So cute. The “kids” are so shy ๐Ÿ™‚

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I found this while I was jogging. At first I put it somewhere “safe” away from the path, until I realised that it was the only survivor. There was a whole bunch of broken eggs and lots of feathers spread around. So I figured that this was a “lucky” egg and took it with me home to see if I could rescue the life within.

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I made some new friends while walking to the post office. These guys are seriously awesome.

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Badgers are HUGE, I’ve never seen one up close before, so you can imagine my face, when I found this corpse. I find road kill around here very often.

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Life and death. You are exposed to both everyday when you live like we do.

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It is crayfish. Finally I met someone who believed me. These guys live inside the lake. They must be huge :/ I can’t believe how anything can stay alive in there :/

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Dragon swag. Check the pose.

Here are some pics from London ๐Ÿ™‚ I had a blast playing a gig with Craig there ๐Ÿ™‚

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It’s bizarre how you can live “in the middle of nowhere” in the UK but still be so close to big towns and cities.

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Last month my mother and her fiancรฉe drove to France to get some wine for their wedding. I had the responsibility to keep the house in check and decided to go into it full-on this time around. If teenage-me had seen me doing this stuff I would have been mortified. I was such a “modern feminist” when I was in high school I took ย offense, to people assuming that ” I would be cooking with my mother” or that “babysitting my siblings so much would make for great experience”, I hated anything that was stereotypical house wify-ish or what I considered to be outdated gender views. Now though, I’ve often asked myself why a woman becomes worshipped as a role model, the second she goes into a male dominated field and is a badass. Is being a badass the only kind of female role-model that is acceptable? It is an interesting thing to note that when I made my “International Women’s Day” entry last year, my list over amazing women featured women of the military and women being engaged in masculine activities, that are still ย dominated by men, even when women have a choice to pursue what they want. Lately I went to see an exhibition dedicated to a female scientist and was amazed at how small it was. It was the smallest exhibition I had ever seen and this made me wonder. Is she now considered an icon, because feminists desperately wants her to be one, or was her contribution to science worthy of an exhibit? Was it sexism that prevented her from contributing more or was it her own abilities?

Anyway, I figured out once and for all that if you want to keep a household of 6 in order and look after a kid that is home schooled, you literally have a full-time occupation .My brother was not allowed any screen time, I cooked every meal from scratch and kept the house clean and tidy. This took up all of my time for the 4-5 days I did it. You can always make short cuts, by putting kids in front of a screen, making cheap and unhealthy ready meals, living in a mess, etc. But if you want to look after kids and a household of 6 properly, it is truly a job. An ungrateful one too, because it isn’t valued in our part of the world.

 

I got a gift from France ๐Ÿ™‚

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You never know which area you’ll miss the most.ย โ†‘

Some jogging & travelling Picsย โ†“

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Thanks a lot to those who got me back up on the amazon chart last month ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks a million!

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I got a new hobby btw!!! Check it out!!! It’s happening!!!

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THE WALK!

 

Yes, nothing is more perilous than the British country side. If you doubt that to be the case, I have evidence belowย โ†“

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There is danger and death in plenty, with people mounting the evidence of their heinous crimes, in plain sight, preferably in their living rooms…

 

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No wonder then that the choice of entertainment is what it is, you gotta get them while they are youngย โ†“

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Behold, a collection of country side pictures, watch at your own risk….

Welcome to The Daily Walk!!!!!!!

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Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream…โ†‘

…and here is a visual contribution by one of our neighbours….โ†“

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My Dragon ventured outside into the wilderness, for his first outside adventure this yearย โ†“

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Re-decoration of Dragon territoryย โ†“

What you do at the local pub….one would think that the UK is in serious decline financially, judging by these headlinesย โ†“

Stay tuned for more soul gripping updates from the British Countryside….