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.


  1. Gezza

     /  November 9, 2018

    It’s been raining in North Welly most of the day. Gezza’s stream is swollen and running muddy and about four feet higher than normal. Was just out at the fence watching the swirls, waves and eddies and all the debris sailing by, and I heard a mallard hen quacking.

    Couldn’t see her, & I wondered if she’d come up onto the lower bank because there aren’t any other ducks around and one doesn’t usually see them on the water or anywhere when the stream’s this high.

    But then she hove into view over on the opposite side, with 10 brand new little ducklings in tow. I should have recognised the quacking pattern, it’s the mummy duck’s standard, repeated, soft: “Stay close to me, children” call.

    There were 9 little black and yellow fluffy ducklings and one adventurous little brown and yellow one, always running behind the others. Mum just sailed out into the flow and her little pod of ducklings all followed, zipping across the water at high speed, after her. Totally unperturbed by the flood. 🙂

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  November 9, 2018

      I think that the clueless ones down my road are a same sex couple. One’s the kind of idiot who’s chased by a cat, doesn’t think to fly and then crosses the road to where the cat is waiting.

      Solly was here today with his little yarmulkah and prayer shawl.

      No rain here although it looked as if some was coming, Blimmin humid all day. I have had fans on since the morning. My blankets were changed for cotton ones at last, I finally decided that being cooked was not worth not hauling out the cotton blankets and folding the others.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  November 9, 2018

        One brown and yellow one ? Let’s hope that Dad isn’t very observant about such details.