Welcome to the round up and the posts you might have missed during the week.
Hope you are all doing okay….Another week and already the second week of September. They joke about time speeding up as you get older seems to be true. Either that or I am losing the plot!
Update on Charlie the Crow (Rook)
Charlie has become more independent and is flying better and in fact the last couple of nights he has found himself a roost, we think in the hedge which is very thick around the back garden but enables him to climb up into the top branches out of the way of cats.
However, his beak is still not opening fully and finding food difficult.. so he arrives in front of the kitchen window looking expectant. He manages soft stuff and his favourite is seeded bread and butter, cut up in small pieces and soaked in raw egg or a half piece buttered that he can stand on and peck away.. Soft crumbly fat balls are acceptable as is a small pile of meal worms. No wonder he has put some weight on.
He took his first bath earlier in the week and has been going for a daily dip which is very important to improve the condition of his feathers and despite his beak problems is starting to preen a little.
Anyway.. I took some photos yesterday when he enjoyed a piece of bread and butter.
Denise Finn very kindly shared her recent review for Life is Like a Mosaic in a post, and I was in great company with Jacqui Murray and two of her books that I can also highly recommend.
D.L. Finn September Reviews Part 1
William Price King has returned from his summer break in the mountains and lovely to have him back. Carol Taylor gave us a lot to think about and a wonderful bread recipe in The Green Kitchen and Debby Gies and Malcolm Allen have brought smiles to our faces. As always very grateful for their contributions… Thanks to you for all your support and comments.. they do make my day.
Chart Hits 1977 – Part Two – Stevie Wonder, Manhattan Transfer, Elton John, Barbra Streisand
Banana Bread, Neem Oil, Homemade Beehive, Lemongrass, Snail Mail, Cider Vinegar and Reef Shampoo
Martha – The System Administrator by Sally Cronin
Norman An Old Soldier
Turning Back the Clock – The Guidelines by Sally Cronin and Kelli Brett
If you have five minutes to spare.. there is another short story – The Psychic Parrot on my podcast
Dogs #Mountains #Humour – Olive, Mabel and Me: Life and Adventures with Two Very Good Dogs by Andrew Cotter
Book Reviews Rewind – #Scottish #Historical – Fireflies and Chocolate by Ailish Sinclair
Book Reviews Rewind – #Paranormal #Historical #BoerWar A Ghost and his Gold by Roberta Eaton Cheadle.
Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge Tanka Prose
Authors Pamela S. Wight and her guest Amy M. Reade
Authors in the Sun – #Hawaii #Family The Dolphin by D.L. Finn
#Influencers – A Tribute to One of My Role Models by Pete Springer
Tuesday 7th September 2021 – Patricia Furstenberg, Darlene Foster, Robbie Cheadle, Rebecca Budd, Terry Tyler, Jan K. Sikes
Thursday 9th September 2021 – D.G. Kaye, Elizabeth Gauffreau, Jim Borden, Pete Springer, Carol Taylor
Women’s Health Month – Hormones and the Endocrine System by Sally Cronin
New Book on the Shelves – Age 6-12- A Cat Named Lump: 48 Poetic Tummy Turners by B.C. Byron
New Book on the Shelves – #Scifi #Adventure – The Great Between (Happy Tales Young Reader Collection) by Doug Parker
New Author on the Shelves – #AlternateHistory Shakespeare’s Twin Sister by Richard Seltzer
#Reviews – #Fantasy Jan Sikes, #Historical Ailish Sinclair, #Poetry Balroop Singh
#Reviews – #Dystopian Teri Polen, #Mystery Amy M. Reade, #Historical V.M. Sang
#Dystopian #thriller Terry Tyler, #Fantasy D.Wallace Peach, #Shortstories Sian Turner
September 7th 2021 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Diet Tips and Life Observations
The Irish View on Life, Bars, Accents and Heaven and Hell with Sally Cronin
September 10th 2021 – Malcolm Allen – Confession and Operation
Thanks very much for dropping in and I hope that you will join me again next week.