Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Going Batty

Last night, just as the last daylight faded, we glanced outside and saw silhouetted against the sky a bat. It moved incredibly quickly, presumably chasing insects for its evening meal. It did a number of laps of our back garden; just enough for me to get out the camera in the hopes of catching in it frame (this is where digital cameras really come into their own) and disappeared just as I ready to take my first shot.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

In The 'Hood

A most unusual occurrence yesterday: we talked to two neighbours whom we have never before conversed with. I won't try to extrapolate from these events to some general statement about the behaviour of people in Birmingham, possibly compared to that in London. I think their behaviour is fairly normal when you've been living in the same spot for over a year, see the other people every day, and happen to be outside at the same time.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

A Week Without Kittens

Somewhat belatedly I'll note that Nick and Rosie have taken the kittens. In fact we have had a whole week sans kits. For William this is cause for some celebration.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005