Inspirational Item of the Week #2

More distraction than inspiration, this week’s item is……..the view from our window!


Our workshop overlooks a communal garden. When it’s hot and sunny, it fills up with local residents and workers having their lunch and catching a quick 5 minute lunchtime sunbathe.

Great for people watching, but not so good for productivity!

It’s been a bit underused recently with all the cold weather but this week, with the sun peeking out, things have finally started to feel springlike and life is slowly returning!

The main garden distraction this week has been the arrival of lots of birds!

This week we’ve seen gold finches, green finches, great tits (stop sniggering at the back), wagtails, robins, blackbirds, starlings, magpies, and lots of pigeons of course.

We’re not twitchers, just easily distracted, so whenever we see a bird in the garden that isn’t a pigeon, we make it a mission to find out what it is with the help of the RSPB and our trusty Thorburn’s Birds book. Oh, and our binoculars!


But the best thing we ever saw was a buzzard catch a pigeon in flight and take it to the ground to kill and eat it!

Not a lot of work got done that day.

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2 Responses to Inspirational Item of the Week #2

  1. hello DODO says:

    Lovely view! Whoa there gherkin 😀

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