This is an interesting time of year. The lack of vegetation provides a greater ability to see the lay of the countryside. Looking out of the galley window this morning I was surprised to see four pheasants scratching around for food on the opposite bank of the canal.
Later in the day I walked across the fields and through the wood to Tadley. Ahead of me I could hear pheasants scurrying through the undergrowth. They’re probably not fat enough to go onto the plate. Which is in complete contrast to the two ducks Jan has been feeding with MY home made cherrycake through the galley window. Jan tells me “They love me!” And I reply…. “You’re just a soft touch!”
The mild temperatures appears to have confused the local trees.
My seniors bus pass has arrived in the post. It’s only valid for one year which rather surprised me! The administrative costs associated with renewing every bus pass in Berkshire on an annual basis must be horrendous! The pass has a coloured ID photo so it’s not as if anyone else can use it. And the card also has an embossed expiry date which means it can’t be re-validated. It must be replaced! Still; I imagine clever people than me designed the scheme…….. Or am I being too optimistic?
I’m going to give it a trial run tomorrow.