Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Tuesday, 13 September 2011


I am not sure how much I have mentioned my dog Nyssa on the blog. She is 4 and a bit and the most gorgeous Chocolate Labrador in the world. She is in theory meant to sleep in her own bed at the end of ours. But, she quite often cheats and ends up sleeping with us.

Terry Brooks


I recently purchased The Measure of the Magic. I enjoyed a lot of his books but the last few have been quite disappointing, or maybe I was being grumpy. Anyway, as I have all his other books I thought that I should buy this one.

So I went to bed at 11pm last night, and didn't sleep until about 3.30am... Why? Because I really got into this book and enjoyed it. I will try to write a review if I have some time. But, I just wanted to do a quick post to say it was bloody enjoyable.

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Sunday, 11 September 2011

Sleepy Chickens

This is a picture of my four hens all snuggled up together last night in their coop.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Spellwright by Blake Charlton

Spellwright by Blake Charlton

A great fantasy read with a thoughtful look at magic. 8.4 out of 10. I am looking forward to the second book in the series. 

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Sunday, 4 September 2011

3rd Egg

I forgot to say, we went out today at lunchtime and when we got back home we had a nice surprise!! Our 3rd egg. 3 eggs from the 4 hens within 24 hours. We are very proud of them. It was just lying in their run.

One hen or two

Look at these two cute hens all snuggled up together.

Differences in our hens

Yellow ring, Norbert is the real bully of the pack. Strabo (red) seems willing to plod around with her. Poor Smaug (orange) is very shy and doesn't really seem keen on coming out of the coop. Errol is veryshy as well buthovers around the edge as If she is slightly less nervous and is about to bound out and enjoy herself soon. :-)

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WOW, ok that is amazing after 17 hours we have two eggs!!!

Errol was the first that we saw, and we thought that was the only egg, and took it I side and came back out to look, and Norbert turned out to have been hiding a egg ;-) FANTASTIC. We gave an egg each. We are baking a loaf of bread so we can have poached or boiled egg with home-made bread.

So proud of our hens. Hehe

Saturday, 3 September 2011


I have to thank @unravthreads for helping with chicken names. I was dithering over the last name for our chickens (baby dragons) and she reminded me of Strabo from Terry Brooks Landover series of Books. So thank you Kathryn.

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Norbert - Bully

I would like to announce that Norbert (yellow ring) is a bully. She has had a go at the other three hens, they all bow as they go past her now!! If not she has a peck at them. Smaug (orange ring) seems quite nervous around her.

First view of our new home

So this is where I am going to live.

My Chickens

Hello Smaug, Strabo, Errol, and Norbert my 4 little Dragons!!

Friday, 2 September 2011


I am very excited as tomorrow I become mum to 4 ex-battery hens.
My partner and I have been working hard to build a Coop and run for
them. When we are around we are hoping they will just be able to
wander around the rest of the garden. I am slightly nervous, as well
as very excited. Hope I treat them well. In return for a few eggs
they will hopefully have a nice life.

This is my Coop.

We are starting with 4 and seeing how many eggs they lay, and
also how much they cost to feed etc... but we might end up with upto
8 or so. If so, then we will have to start giving some eggs away :) I should do
a competition on this website to get a couple of free range eggs.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Into the Nightside by Simon R Green

Read my review of the omnibus containing the first two books in Simon R Greens Dark Urban Fantasy series. Featuring PI John Taylor at

Also. I am still having fun playing with posting to my blog directly from my iPhone, which is great fun.


Pudding - last night from Delicious Magazine

Well sending posts directly from my iPhone works.  That is quite fun being able to do that.