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Friday, 16 May 2008

Strange Brew

I think NAH is trying to tell me something - he's decided to plaster the pictured fridge magnets all over our cooker. Our fridge door is wooden, so we have to be a little more inventive with where we display our magnet collection. I believe NAH's message isn't just a reminder about our reusable carrier bags - which I've been using for the past two and a half years, well ahead of him. What do you think?

Any road up, I took said bags shopping with me yesterday. Whilst there I experienced a bizarre role-reversal conversation. I bumped into our Doctor and asked her if she's feeling better now - she's been on sick leave following a back operation. We both grinned.

Back home, I switched on the TV to catch the local weather forecast only to hear the announcement that Radio Wiltshire has installed a webcam in a bluetit nest box. Am I the only person to think that's a bit strange or is everyone used to the multi-media world we live in now?

6 comments:

  1. The concept of a Radio station with a webcam slightly puzzled me; how do they intend to show their viewers what is going on via the radio? Then it dawned on me (it's far too early yet to engage brain) that I suppose via their website?

    I loved the piece below about old garden programs, and have to say I am a Geoff Hamilton devotee, and have several of his programs on DVD (kids upgraded me from video last Xmas), and really enjoy watching Paradise or Cottage Gardens again.

    Best Wishes,

    Zoë

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  2. Apparently you can watch some presenters via their webcam/site while they're on the air which rather defeats the point of radio but what do I know?!

    Those Sainsbury bags caused a bit of controversy, I think, some people thought they weren't very respectful of the old. Sigh.

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  3. Aha, a Sainsbury bag! I remember shopping Sainsbury and Wavy when we lived in Bucks...Beaconsfield to be exact...this post made me feel rather nostalgic...thank you. David of course sent me over!
    Sandi

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  4. Opps, I meant to mention the webcam...could be they just wanted you to have a birds eye view?
    Sandi (again) (I do tend to go on and on...)

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  5. Hi, I arrived via David. I wish I could get a web cam installed in my barn owls nest in my house, we had 7 babies last year. I'd be sat at the computer all night. My husband always takes an old bag to the supermarket, namely me! Debs x
    P.S. Your Jess cat is sooo like my Dudley cat!

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  6. Zoe - that's right, but it still feels strange to me!

    Mrs Be - too right. I'm trying to take my husband's sense of humour in the right way...

    Sandi - welcome! And thanks to David for getting over to visit :) Hope you have good memories of the UK

    The Lehners - welcome too :) I love barn owls. I had to help feed some out in Mallorca that had been abandoned in the barn where we were staying

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