We took Paddy to the vet late this afternoon, he hasn't been eating properly lately, the vet says he has a temperature, and she took a blood sample, we should know the results tomorrow.
Not much to report lately, I have been resting my back since Physio last Friday, which is getting better, but a further visit today was a good result, at least today Frances my Physiotherapist said I was walking better upon leaving than when I arrived, the total opposite of last week! Frances is working on a course which apart from exercises, is looking to build up the muscles in my back to hopefully prevent this problem occurring again. It would seem this is going to be a long process, but I am in no hurry.
Jo is busy knitting and crocheting for the Heritage weekend here at the Saltisford Arm on September 13th-14th.
Yesterday afternoon the door to the pen where our Mandarin ducks have been living for a few weeks was opened to allow them out into the big wide world. They finally ventured out at about 10:00pm last night. This morning they were happily swimming around in our winding hole, which is good news, because if they stay in that area then visitors will be able to see and feed them there.
They swam up and down their pen all afternoon but did not venture out. The moorhen was quite happy to sit on the open door and occasionally popped inside the pen and helped itself to their food.
You can just about make them out in the gloom of the evening, swimming about in the arm having finally plucked up the courage to come out of their pen.
The next few photos were of them swimming in and around the winding hole here in the Saltisford Arm.
They appear to have made friends with this female Mallard, but haven’t worked out how to get up onto the bank where she is.
Today we had a good crop of both runner and dwarf beans from our garden. So many in fact that we didn’t have any other veg's with them and the Quiche Lorraine, not even potatoes.
They were very yummy.
I also built this church with my Bayko, well according to the instruction booklet it is a church, I will let you decide, but I am not convinced.
Today the sensory garden here at the Saltisford Arm won it’s category for Community Garden in the “Warwick in Bloom” competition.
Jo and Jacky who helped revamp the sensory garden recently, Nigel Hamilton the trust’s Chairman, and dignitaries amongst the sensory garden having been told by the judges that the trust had won.
Monday we will be judged as part of Warwick in the “Britain in Bloom” Competition. Fingers crossed.
Jo and I went to the Warwick Thai Festival today, we had a Thai lunch from one of the many food stalls, Jo had chicken and cashew nuts with rice and I had Thai green curry with chicken and noodles, and very yummy they were too. We arrived at 11.00am so had a good opportunity to get some photos before the place filled up with visitors.
After midday the market square started to fill with visitors.
This morning Jo and I took a walk around St. Marys lands, an area of wild meadow land and small wooded areas in the centre of Warwick Racecourse, and alongside Warwick Golf Course. An area that Warwickshire District Council want to build houses on. It would be a shame to lose such a wonderful area of natural beauty. Various photos of views, flora and fauna. There is an on-line petition against this scheme.