Thursday, 28 May 2009

Springwatch in Norfolk - be inspired


Watched the BBC's Springwatch programme last night. It's at Pensthorpe Nature Reserve again this year, which is a great place to go if you like birds. Chris Packham suggested that we site our bird feeders closer to our houses so we get rewarded at being able to watch the birds feed at close quarters. Our feeders are at the bottom of the garden away from the house so not to scare away the birds. Decided to have a go although I thought moving a feeder this late in the day would mean the birds will lose track of it and no longer visit our garden. After a few hours I have been rewarded and I watched this little chap eat some peanuts while I washed up! Happy days. :-)

Friday, 8 May 2009

The joy of pegs


We had good weather in East Anglia yesterday, and maybe I'm a bit sad but it was pleasing to be able to peg out some washing to dry. We try to use a clothes airer when the weather is bad but with children, we sometimes have to use a dreaded dryer or drown in piles of damp washing. It may not be much but pegging out your washing can be a simple act to reduce how much money you waste on electricity and the CO2 produced.