Oh dear I am sad too. My bird friends departing to bird heaven and us all left here missing them. Vale Alex.
Sammy might become quite a friend now once you get properly used to each other.
It is sunny again and no rain – looks like we are fronting up to another season of no rain following years and years of little or no rain – it is getting worrying. Mum is using buckets to move tank water from outside to bathe in, and then using it again into the (front loading so she uses a small jug to ladle with) washing machine and catching it outside (it now goes onto the garden instead of into the drain) and bringing it in to flush the loo. She says three uses for water is not bad. The rinse water from the washing machine goes onto the garden. But sometime not too far away the tanks will be empty and she will have to start using mains water when allowed. Not that she will be allowed to use it for too much longer. We hope for some showers Sunday night or Monday which MAY top up the tanks and then – it will be really work to save it for the garden I think. I do my bit – I don’t drink a lot!
I think – don’t tell anyone yet – I am getting fluffy ankles. If my legs get feathers all over and the rest of me doesn’t it will look like I am wearing leg warmers or pantaloons! What fun!