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Today has been just as hot, but if you look at the thermometers it has only been 31/32C, so I hope that no one is complaining about the heat just yet. The only thing that has been noticeably different this year is that we haven't had the usual rains and thunderstorms. Merlin doesn't mind as he is too busy patrolling the garden looking for those black crickets, the ones that look like Darth Vader. So while Merlin was occupied we were busy washing dogs, Fenny and Polly were not too bad, but it took both of us to do Sirrius. Then once he was done he just wanted to go and sprawl out in his favourite spot, so he is probably just as dusty again. At least he no longer has that certain doggy smell, which is quite fortunate as he is asleep alongside my desk and chair at the moment.
Life continues much as it ever does here in the village. Chickens are often to be seen pawing at the dirt over on the green, geese can be heard honking and there are a least two seperate lots of peacocks in the village, and also some pheasants. Then round about one o'clock it is as though the mute button is pressed, it all goes silent for a couple of hours. Just when you are getting used to the silence a cuckoo starts, at least I hope it is a proper cuckoo as I have never heard of 27 o'clock. I am not sure, as I have not seen them yet, but it sounds like the Golden Orioles are about and if they are here hopefully so are the Bee Eaters. If I am lucky I might even be able to get a photograph of one this year.
A very warm welcome to the latest follower of this blog. I have to be honest, when I first started writing this I didn't think that many people would be interested, but now I find that it has been read in over 30 different countries. So a very big thank you to you all for taking the time to read my musings and ramblings, and to those who comment or follow thank you for joining in. So until the next blog I wish you all well