Do you like owls? I have never actually seen one! My daughter Jayne has a very clever sewing machine. When she makes a dress, for example, it does everything except wear it! This Christmas she featured owls. She made me a door-stopper owl filled with pebbles in patchwork colours to match my carpet. It’s a “hoot”! Children had versions minus the pebbles.
Valerie gave me a delightful “Garden Birds” calendar. My birthday month, April, features blue-tits. I love them and they are increasing in number in our country.
My favourite birds are the blue and green ones such as kingfishers and peacocks. Some peacocks are white, and equally fantastic. When we were on holiday in Interlaken in Switzerland, we caught a train to Lake Maggiore in Italy to see white peacocks. Then we went in a small boat to Isola Bella. It was unforgettable, with the sun shining, musicians playing, a great lunch and white peacocks strutting around.
As I have mentioned before we worked for Haven Holidays. They were planning to expand in France and rent more space in campsites. One spring we went to visit various sites as they wanted our opinion. One was called “Camping des Pongs”. A pong in France is a peacock! Unfortunately, the staff there had not closed the doors firmly on the restaurant and we found it full of peacocks. What a pong!
I have so many questions about birds. Perhaps you know the answers? Why don’t they all migrate to warmer places? Do they feel the cold? Do they communicate with each other or make friends? I must try not to worry about them!