Category: birds

Week 38/2021: a bird’s life

Week of 20 September 2021 What did I want to do better this week? Be more mindful and observant, and start to develop my capacity to explore. So, how did that go? I suppose like any new habit, paying more attention will take time to ingrain itself. But I...

20 for 2020: week 20

Week of 11 May My 20 for 2020 list. Remember last week I said I was going to track my days for the wellbeing work (thing 3) to help me identify things that take up too much time and find windows of wasted time? That lasted a couple of...

Southwest Tasmania Day 1 (part 2)

In the first week of the school holidays, we took a few days off and travelled to Strathgordon on Lake Pedder in the southwest Tasmanian wilderness. You can read about our first stop on the way, at The Needles, here. Or if you just want to look at some...

Day 2: Christchurch

Day 2: Christchurch Christchurch, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand Day 2 began where Day 1 left off – on a plane! We got into Christchurch just after midnight. From there it was a fairly simple matter of getting through Customs, explaining what all the “yes” boxes were that we’d...

12 of 12 february 2014

12 February 2014 was a Wednesday, two days after a Public Holiday. This week is the second week of school and I’m still trying to get myself back into the routines. I’m struggling. 1 of 12 – The sun rose. 2 of 12 – Juniordwarf’s current obsession is the...

Bruny – day 2 (part 3)

After we’d finished exploring Cape Bruny (Day 2, Part 2), we still had enough time to head back to north Bruny and visit the Get Shucked Oyster Bar and Bruny Island Cheese Factory. Get Shucked was great.  You can buy oysters to eat there with a beverage of your...

P365 – Day 264 – the budgie

This is our budgie. He’s been staying at my mother’s place since we went away.  Today was the first day Juniordwarf had seen the budgie since we left, and he was very excited about seeing him. We’re going to pick him up tomorrow....

P365 – Day 204 – they won’t peck me

We went to watch our local footy team play today. Because there was a function being held in the area we usually go to, we sat on the boundary fence to watch the game. Juniordwarf got a bucket of hot chips – as you do at the footy –...

P365 – Day 131 birds

Tonight as I was walking up the street to pick up Juniordwarf from after-school care, I noticed a flock of birds doing laps in the sky above me.  I’d noticed it last week as well and had wondered if this was something they did every day at about 5.00...