A short video from the allotment.
The birds were in particularly fine voice this morning, so I recorded a little bit of it for you. Can you hear the woodpecker?
The playing fields just over the road from are a good bench mark for me to tell how wet a winter we’ve been having. So far I’d have to say, drier than last winter. That said there is a big wet patch over there, it’s like a bit of marsh land. There is often a Heron out there stalking the amphibian fauna that lives there (it’s not wet enough to support fish, it dries out in the summer). This morning the Heron had been particularly lucky and had bagged himself a particularly large frog. He flew off with it dangling from his beak.
The BBC’s adaptation of Len Deighton’s SS-GB starts this coming Sunday. I’m looking forward to watching it, having read the book years ago. It’s an alternate history story with Britain being occupied by the Nazi’s having lost the Battle of Britain. Trailer below:
I went to the opticians yesterday for a routine appointment, apparently my prescription hasn’t changed but I’ve had a referral to my GP, as there’s a burst blood vessel in the back of one of my eyes. The referral is a precaution to get blood pressure etc checked. Doing that Wednesday.
I’m also getting a new pair of glasses, as my old ones are quite scratched. I pick those up next week. I’m pretty boring when it comes to choosing glasses, Dame Edna I am not. So my new ones look pretty much like the old ones.