Thank you Sparrow or Blackbird or even Starling for depositing the seed - and the sunflower grew and grew.
The bees loved it, making it a temporary home
Everything and everybody has a life span. However we will plant it's seeds next year and hopefully have a garden full of yellow flowers
White egg white chook. Blanche went broody after this effort I don't blame her


I am not a very good web-siter. Almost every day I tell myself "tomorrow I'll update the site".

So on this hot late summer day I have got a round tuit.

Demonstrating our exciting lifestyle two things have dominated. The sunflower that shot up and up from nowhere. Thank you sparrow or blackbird or starling or even bellbird whoever deposited the seed, and where did it come from? It grew and grew until it almost topped the apple tree. The flower provided a home for bees - and then it faded. Never mind I will save the seed  and we will have a garden full of yellow flowers next year.

The other talking point was the monster egg laid by the smaller of our two chooks. It must have taken a great deal concentration and effort to produce - after which she and her mate have gone broody. No eggs for a week so far, but they still have the power to entertain.

Not being a new year resolution maker and therefore cannot break them for 2016 I did decide to try to write something everyday towards my crime story which is developing nicely.

So far this year I average 360 words a day BUT if I ignore weekends when I rarely write and use part of the time working plot problems out in my head the average goes up to over 500 words, making it almost 20,000 this year.

Where does the time go to? I know I read a lot, and have just found parts one and three of a John Masters trilogy written in the 80s but am holding the thousand or so words for the Winter.

The other time consumer is code cracker - Jan at last has persuaded me and bought me my own book - it is time consuming, irritating and then intensely satisfying to complete.

I look forward to receiving any comments criticisms, offers from publishers, or litereary agents, or applications to fill the permanent vacancy for a marketing manager.


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26.09 | 20:42

I know how that must have felt Gerry! We recently had no power for 2 weeks; lots of buckets full of water from outside, luckily we have a tap at bottom of tank.

26.09 | 15:23

Good stuff Gerry.
Your No 1 Fan, Pam

12.10 | 19:10

Jerry- I am so glad to see that you are firing on all four cylinders, your impish sense of humour comes through again in this piece. Regards, Brian.

09.09 | 14:44

A fascinating history I don't know of any community libraries let alone one with this continuing story

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