A three-day holiday, but what horrible weather. Rained all day on Saturday, Rosemary went to visit her parents, I did Tescos and installed a wireless link at the neighbours so they could access the internet through our broadband. The took us our for a meal at the Pheasant in Brill.
Ah Saturday, up at 3:45 to meet up with some other lunatics at Finemere wood to hear the dawn chorus. I have never heard so much noise from a group of people trying to keep quiet. People should not wear all those expensive Gortex jackets. Hey a quite fleece was all that was needed on this rainless warm early morning. We heard some birds, (too numerous for me to name) and then had a walk around in the light to see the bluebells. Finished off with a bacon roll and then back to the house by 8.00 for the rest of the day. This was organised by the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust. Finemere wood is about two miles from us. Though we have never walked through it, we have often visited the pond near by.
A little git of gardening in the afternoon while the weather was fine.
Sunday started off wet and miserable, so a day in front of the PC I think. Maybe a quick visit to the P&A in the evening to sort out the Tug of War.
The whole of the weekend was warm and sunny and windless. Not a paragliding weekend. Spent most of the time the time gardening, mowing the lawn and burning a lot of old hedging.
Rosemary spent Saturday on a pond-dipping course organised by Bucks CC as part of their “Ponds, Pools and Puddles” survey . She met experts on Dragonflies, Amphibians, Caddis flies, Hover flies and other horrible things, which lurk in ponds.
We are now broadband enabled. Today we plugged the computer into the fast lane. What a difference in speed. No long waits while Peters emails with pictures download. Not having to dial up to connect. I can now download large files and not be that much older when they have finished downloading.
I am just going up the road to take down our campaing boards and thermometer.
I signed up with a company called Plusnet. The install was easy, their website showed where the current status of the install was. Click and the image below and get a broadband connection with Plusnet. You know it makes sense.
This weekend and Bank holiday we basically stayed at home.
The Sunday was the return of the Welsh, (St Brides Major) clay shoot. They arrived at 11.30 and shot the 80 bird layout. After the shoot, there was lunch and much beer and wine. The result, we beat them on the day, but they won the whole overall shoot by six shots. When you think each of us need only have scored half a shot more to win, then you can see how close it was.
The Monday we ran a shoot for the Grendon Underwood football team. There was a lot of set-up and clearing up at the end. I had to show most of the shooters how to handle and shoot with a shotgun. They, never having shot before.