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Wednesday [Jun. 5th, 2013|11:40 pm]
mylefteye
It turned out that the gunman lurking around outside Heather's school was a pest control officer. False alarm.

Still struggling with a bad back, although it really is a lot better than it was. I'm hoping to take Pip a walk tomorrow. I'm getting a bit antsy cooped up indoors.

Here's  a pic from a couple of weeks ago, when the family Stone visited the animal sanctuary attached to Fletcher's Garden Centre. We went to get some shrubs and heathers for the back garden.
130519Barn Owl, Fletcher's
I adore barn owls.

Lots of new books on the way. I knew about Graham Joyce's The Year of the Ladybird, but I learned on Rachel Green's LJ that Iain Bans's The Quarry will be out in a few weeks too. Knowing it will be his last will make reading it a bittersweet experience. I may have parted company with his space operas but his contemporary fiction is always a treat. And while on Amazon I saw Terry Pratchett has a new title on the way, called A Slip of the Keyboard. It's a good job my birthday is in July. :)

Pre-ordered the new Sigur Ros album Kveikur direct from the band's website. Hopefully they get more of my pennies than if I went to iTunes or 7digital.

Bought Dungeon Siege III in a Steam sale as it is a top-down RPG similar to Torchlight and Van Helsing. I have just completed Van Helsing and am in the mood for more of the same.

The Apprentice made good TV again tonight. 
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[User Picture]From: mylefteye
2013-06-07 04:14 pm (UTC)
I've heard you mention Ben Aaronovich before. A visit to the library might be order.
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[User Picture]From: musingaloud
2013-06-06 02:41 pm (UTC)
I love owls, too. There's something so mysterious about them, but they're so purty!
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[User Picture]From: mylefteye
2013-06-07 04:16 pm (UTC)
Whenever I visit a zoo or animal park of some kind, I will skip the bird section. Except owls...I can stand and watch them for ages.
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[User Picture]From: musingaloud
2013-06-08 03:09 am (UTC)
We don't have a lot of owls around here. But there's one close by when we go to the coast. I love hearing them hoot in the night. Surprisingly, it doesn't annoy me at all (like a barking dog does), but I find it really relaxing instead.
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From: (Anonymous)
2013-06-10 08:47 pm (UTC)
Love the barn owl, Mike. I was on a narrow boat two years ago when one flew over just a few feet above the water - several times - and during that day I had exhausted the battery on my camera. It was wonderful to see the creature, but oh, I wish I had a photo.
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[User Picture]From: mylefteye
2013-06-10 10:55 pm (UTC)
Hello Anon. I have only seen a barn owl in the wild on one occasion - as far as I know anyway. Your narrow boat experience sounds fantastic. I would love to have seen photos too.
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[User Picture]From: Garry Kilworth
2013-08-17 12:33 pm (UTC)
Love the owl picture, mate. Those dark eyes hold secrets we will never discover. Sorry about your back. And thanks for all the info on books coming out. Garry (I can't see how to rid myself of the 'anonymous' here).
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[User Picture]From: Garry Kilworth
2013-08-17 12:34 pm (UTC)
OK, found out how to Post under my name.
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