Archive for the ‘Bugs’ Category

Circus passing by…

August 17, 2009

The street theater is well on form today,what with the pot bellied neanderthal man shouting at his kids and the reply from the gollum like child of  “Fuck Off “, i just know that this shite will go on into the night. Mind you we have been lucky the last few weeks so i can’t moan….Can I ?

I spent a bit of time pruning one of our trees today and ended up covered in spiders and bugs to the point where i had two yes two in my mouth..They don’t taste good i can tell ya. The tree looks better for it but it has put me off doing the job again!!

A nice piece of smoked haddock and mash for our dinner tonight so there should be a bit of wind about as there is a large portion of mushy peas alongside of it..I do like the fart joke,Puerile i know but i like purile me.

Anyroad i’m off to peel the spuds.Have a good one and take care eh?

kicking back.

April 26, 2009

The days off are here again after what has been an unusually tough week of day shifts,No drinks after work this week due to the shifts ending on a Saturday and us all wanting to spend some quality time with our loved ones..Next time on days the whole crew will be up the pub for a debrief and a few pints after the last shift..Nice!

It is good to see the garden in full bloom again and the bugs, birds and the rest of the wildlife taking advantage of it,Even my Guz-Gogs are getting fatter..Soon be picking and eating them before the birds get um.

A few chores tomorow and my tattoo on Tuesday so i reckon plenty of chillin time in between should do me some good. Every day brings the holiday nearer eh?

Anyroad i’m off to look at some interweb..Have a good one and take care out there.

No shit Shirlock.

November 4, 2008

So the Nottingham city council are now thinking of a Robin Hood logo to promote Hood town,After throwing away 120 grand on the wonkey N, Get your act together will ya,Did the people of Hood town tell you they wanted it when you buggered about with the logo last time.

The above picture is from a pub i went to last year in Lloret,Instant Hood town recognition i reckon.Bring  Robin back to Hood town with pride!

I have read that hedgehogs are in decline so i am well chuffed to say that we now have two resident spikey friends as we now have a youngster snuffleing around the grounds here at Barnze Towers, Our adult Hedgepig Grunt has given birth for the second time in three years. The lovely Mrs B sees to it that they are fed and watered every night so we are doing well with them. And keeping those bastard cats away does um good unall!

Anyroad i’m off for a brew,Have a good one you lot and take care out there.From Hero to Zero.

Are you looking at my bird?

July 21, 2008

This morning must have been a bumper bug day in our garden as we were visited by a crowd of birds in a feeding frenzy, it is good to see the long tailed tits back again as they are becoming regular visitors here. We are noticing the numbers rising as less and less of those flea ridden moggies enter the garden so i am well chuffed about that. I hate cats!

Kind of a salad feel to today so i am off up the shops for a bunch of veggies and some crusty bread later, hey there might even be some news on the new retailer..Then again maybe not as i was talking to one of the staff up at the Co-Op the other day and was told that they (The staff) would be told next week..All this excitement is killing me.

Anyroad i’m off to watch the tits for a bit. Have a good one and take care out there.

Great tits.

June 4, 2008

A lovely morning..the young Great / Blue tits are wittering in the tree and the parents are in and out for food for um. A joy to watch and a surprise that we have so many survivors owing to the amount of flea ridden cats stalking about..mind you a few well placed missiles helps!

We do well with the species of wildlife we attract here at Barnze Towers..Most of it down to the lovely Mrs Bs planting and planning of the garden, Mind you not many frogs n toads this year but still time for them to make an appearance. Grunt the hedgehog has been out most evenings clearing up the slugs n snails and it is good to see him fatten up each time we see him!

Not many squirrel’s about though but they only pop in on rare occasions due to there being plenty of food about for um and the fox ain’t been seen for months???

Anyroad i’m off for a chill down there among the bird and bees..Have a good one you lot!


A falcon brill day.

May 26, 2008

Let me tell ya a bit about our day hunting with the hawks eh?

As we stood waiting at the arraigned spot a chap came out of the woods,introduced himself and guided us in. in less than five minutes we had gloves on and after being told how to stand to allow the birds to come to us a huge owl came out of the trees and landed on Mrs Bs hand. it was brill to see such a large bird land with grace on her fist.after a bit of of a walk through the woods we came upon the site where we were going to be based..A clearing with a table and a few perches for the birds..Then off to the falconers van to collect the birds.two Harris Hawks (Biggles and Dicky) A peregrine falcon (Jess) a Saker falcon whose name i forget, and the owl,a Bengal Eagle owl

The morning was spent getting the birds to come to our hands and learning about the history of falconry Oh and tying the falconers knot.All in a very interesting time.After lunch (With some very nice homemade soup) we took out the Harris Hawks and went out into the fields for some hunting sadly all we got was a crow with a manky wing but it was good to see the birds at work,And our dog for the day Boris did a brill job of flushing out all he could including the midges that bit the fuck out of us.

By the end of the day we were tired but well chuffed.Bad news is my camera card buggered up so i lost over a 100 pictures.Arse! All in a brilliant day out that i can recommend to anyone who likes to get amongst nature at its rawest. Go on give it a go!

Anyroad it’s time for me to bugger off and enjoy the public holiday with the lovely Mrs B , Perhaps a walk is in ouder if the weather stays nice.

Have a good one and take care out there.


Peaced out and full up.

May 19, 2008

Just got back from the pub after a pleasant walk along the Trent. Feeling full of good food and beer and relaxed after the stroll amongst the trees. The bird song down there was soothing to the mind and the gentle bubble of the river makes for a very relaxing walk.

A nice mixed grill for me and lemon and herb chicken for the lovely Mrs B went down a treat and with the excitement of Mrs B spilling her drink all over the table made for a good time. A bit of a quiet night in tonight cuz we are up early for the birds of prey in the morning. All in a nice few days spent together..Holidays just a few weeks away so all is well.

Young master B is well chuffed with his birthday prezzy and is happy with the choice of games we brought for all he has to do is get his room tidied up a bit and we all shall be chuffed..i ain’t holding my breath!

Anyroad i reckon i shall have another beer and catch up on the Avengers..Have a good one dear reader and stay safe.

A lovely day out.

April 24, 2008

We nipped up to Attenborough today & had a nice walk.mind you the weather went from hail & tain to glorious sunshine but we enjoyed the time we spent there and our feet were ready for a rest at the end of it i can tell ya. Loads to see up there and just by luck i spotted this little frog/toad before stepping on it.

The foot spa was out when we got home so all is well.

Just a quick one today as it’s dinner time..

Have a good one.


Ain’t that a hole in the boat.

November 16, 2007

Cheers to Claire for the gift, I am well chuffed with it…Your secret is safe with me! And as they say. “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush!” Nuff said.

Not a lot of leaves left on our trees here at Barnze Towers now as Autumn kicks in and last night we spotted one of our resident hedgehogs snuffling through a heap of the fallen ones for some bugs, Good to see them again as they have been hiding away for the last few nights. Ain’t nature brill?

A nice steady day today with just a stir fry to whip up for dinner later on after the lovely Mrs B gets home so not a lot to do bar nip up to the shops for some bean sprouts and water chestnuts. I like these kind of days!

Right then i am off for a brew before going out into the cold.Have a good weekend you lot and take care.

Spear a thought.

September 4, 2007

Cheers to Mal the Plod for this one..

Russle the hedgehog was out and about again last night,eating up all the bugs n slugs,mind you he makes a bit of noise while he’s at it.

Nextdoors cat wern’t best pleased at getting the washing line prop lobbed at it this morning…Only thing i had at hand to get rid of the dirty fucking thing, I was like a Zulu warrior at hunting time shame i missed the bastard though..Time for a gin trap i reckon!

Anyroad it’s time for a bucket of tea and a fist full of fags..

Take care out there.