Life in Lockdown is an irreverent look at life during the Covid lockdown, written as a daily blog looks at the increasingly bizarre behaviour of stir crazy neighbours. It is written from the perspective of someone who served in the military, so beware of the gallows humour! Joking aside, during this time it was quiteContinue reading “Life in Lockdown”
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Hens with Benefits
Hens with Benefits Domestic hen keeping these days is becoming more and more popular, but it’s not until you own a flock you can really understand how these descendants from the dinosaurs, make a place in your hearts. This book explains how you can get dragged into their strange ways and habits; I have put aContinue reading “Hens with Benefits”
HELP FOR UKRAINE
Please consider my friend Igor help his countrymen, they are in dire straights. Crowdfu ding link below
Tales from the Coop – Part 7
Spice up your life It’s been a tough year for hens, the first bout of avian flu finally fizzled out back in March when the migratory birds went home and took it back from whence it came. Recently the damn foreigners have returned to our shores complete with the flu again. This time its moreContinue reading “Tales from the Coop – Part 7”
Tales from the Coop – 6
They have done it again! Over the last few weeks, the new Barred Rocks have settled in well, the ridiculous games of endless 3 a side football, cricket and ‘hide the hen’ have continued with the baby girls getting used to the action. They have now grown to full size and their little combs areContinue reading “Tales from the Coop – 6”
New book review!
Good morning all, I have been sent a review on my recent book, Memories of a Kentish village, please have a look! Village Life In Kent Fifty Years Ago
Tales from the Coop – Part 5
Change, but for the better? It’s been a little quiet in the coop of late, there have been a couple of hens who despite an active and thorough recovery plan, went to the great roasting tin in the sky. The remainder became subdued for all of twenty seconds and they were then bellowing for treatsContinue reading “Tales from the Coop – Part 5”
A little surprise!
What a surprise, a whole page explaining the background of my book! Didnt know anything about it other than a phone call out of the blue! In the latest edition, page 36 of the Canterbury CommunityAd magazine, goes to all households in Canterbury and available online!
The smells of Autumn
The changing seasons invoke memories of times gone by, the condensation on the outside of the conservatory window, the dampness in the early morning air, together with the smell of harvest, immediately takes me back to 1983. Back then we were still embroiled in the Cold War, a left over from the conflict of WW2.Continue reading “The smells of Autumn”
The search for the perfect Caribbean beer goes on!
I strive to review in the public interest the beers of the world…well in the Caribbean anyway, after many visits and personal suffering in the interests of all my readers I am still reviewing the delights of this delightful golden liquid. Having travelled the region extensively I conclude the makers of lager are missing aContinue reading “The search for the perfect Caribbean beer goes on!”
Memories of a Kentish village
It might be a little early for thinking of Christmas but here is a little stocking filler for those of a certain age. The Memories of a Kentish village-a childhood spent in more innocent times chronicles the adventure of a young lad in East Kent from the early 1960s through to 1973. Life adventures andContinue reading “Memories of a Kentish village”
Tobago, the unspoilt Caribbean island
I would like to share a little secret with my readers. There is a small island 470 miles from the coast of Venezuela. It is Tobago, part of the country of Trinidad and Tobago the southern most islands in the Caribbean ring. As seasoned travellers to this part of the world we have discovered TobagoContinue reading “Tobago, the unspoilt Caribbean island”
I was saddened to see a dead bat laying on the patio this morning. Immediately I assumed the cats had been up to no good. We have a colony of Pipistrelles’ nearby and this appeared to be one of that species. I called an immediate meeting of the felines who were at least two hoursContinue reading “The Interview”
Tales from the Coop – Part 4
Olympic fever The last couple of weeks have become tiresome, those pesky hens have been up early watching the Olympics on their Coop TV, they now think they can be top class athletes. I give up sometimes, last week they wanted to play football but that descended into chaos when one bird picked up theContinue reading “Tales from the Coop – Part 4”
Tales from the Coop – part 3. The Football match
Today started just the same as all the others, 0545 Primrose top hen started yelling ‘Oi Baldy time to get up, where’s our breakfast’. I trudged down the garden with a refresh of hen treats, bleary eyed having been awake for half the night with a niggling back. Today was shaping up as all theContinue reading “Tales from the Coop – part 3. The Football match”