General chat

“Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat?”

Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

15 Comments

  1. Gezza

     /  June 22, 2018

    If Helen Clark hadn’t been forced to marry him by the Labour Party bigwigs we wouldn’t even know who the hell he is.

    • Gezza

       /  June 22, 2018

      😮 Boy. Did that one ever go in the wrong place. 😕

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  June 22, 2018

        er…um…whatever you say, Gezza…

  2. phantom snowflake

     /  June 22, 2018

    A legend; at the end of his life but still relevant:

  3. phantom snowflake

     /  June 22, 2018

    It’s past time to dust this one off:

  4. Gezza

     /  June 22, 2018
    • Kitty Catkin

       /  June 22, 2018

      Oh, do call her Duchess !

      • Gezza

         /  June 22, 2018

        I like that ! 🙂 If she becomes regular I’ll call her that.
        She’s got a very long, elegant, neck, with a creamy white throat, so she’s recognisable.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  June 22, 2018

          She is really stunning. Those markings are beautiful close-up.

          I met a pigeon today, a-sitting on a fence. Well, on the gatepost. Just an ordinary one, but what lovely shimmery iridescence its feather had. I was graciously allowed to stroke it.

          • Gezza

             /  June 22, 2018

            Lucky you ! 😀

            I sooo long to stroke Sweety or Aspen – their feathers are gorgeously soft, especially the blue ones, but all hell would break loose & I would never be forgiven. 😕

            Sometimes Sweety comes so close I could just reach out and stroke her downy front feathers but she would utterly panic & that would start all of them off.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  June 22, 2018

      She’s beautiful, such lovely markings in a classic colour scheme. Elegant simplicity at its best.

      • Gezza

         /  June 22, 2018

        Yup. Quite imperious too.

      • Gezza

         /  June 22, 2018

        I think she’s been here before, a few months ago. But she only came into the yard a couple of times & then she disappeared again.

        She does stand out a bit from the other hens in the because she’s larger than most, and her white neck stands out down in the water.

        She came straight up to me and hoovered wheat out of the palm of my hand – as I noted in the vid clip – which is quite unusual, unless I’ve fed her like that before , or someone else has.

        She came back tonight when I fed Jojo, but not into the yard. It’s possible the bigger pooks gave her the push this morning when my back was turned.

        • Gezza

           /  June 22, 2018

          (Sweety Pook was in the yard & looked very miffed at my calling this duck “sweetie”, as you can probably imagine. I got such a red-eyed stare I had to call her “Duck” after that.)

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  June 22, 2018

            I heard you calling another girl by her name and wondered if it would cause confusion.

            I have no idea where the pigeon came from, as there are none around here. It just stood there as I stroked it and I hoped to be able to hold it, but a wee dog came out and began barking. Pigeon wasn’t worried, but walked along the gate to a post in the middle. I stroked it again for a while, and was delighted by the soft feathers, I do hope to see it again. We had pigeons once ! One forgets how iridescent the feathers are.