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Positivity

OldBlueLady

Junior Blues Co-ordinator
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A few bits and pieces to report. 1. Our street is now going to hold a pinic to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE day. Individual picnics on everyone's front gardens. Bunting bought from Santo on click and collect, should be interesting. 2. We look as if we have a nesting pair of robins in the Wisteria just outside our back door. They have been in and out all afternoon carried nest making material. First time for us as robin parents, so very excited, just hope it goes well. All in all feeling positive after that lot.
My parents have a kind of conservatory/greenhouse on the back of their house which they leave the door not quite closed so the plants in there get air. They used to get robins nesting in there between the plants for many years when my kids were young.

We have sparrows nesting in the end bit of our gutter, which I'm very concerned about, hopefully they're far enough away from the down bit of the guttering.

I'm pleased to see so many birds starting to come into our garden, which was a desolate mass of stinging nettles when we moved in. Not got grass down yet, but we have regular blackbirds (one of which has a white tail feather), sparrows, pigeons, a robin and magpies visiting.
 

Rootshallbloke

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Westcliff riviera
My parents have a kind of conservatory/greenhouse on the back of their house which they leave the door not quite closed so the plants in there get air. They used to get robins nesting in there between the plants for many years when my kids were young.

We have sparrows nesting in the end bit of our gutter, which I'm very concerned about, hopefully they're far enough away from the down bit of the guttering.

I'm pleased to see so many birds starting to come into our garden, which was a desolate mass of stinging nettles when we moved in. Not got grass down yet, but we have regular blackbirds (one of which has a white tail feather), sparrows, pigeons, a robin and magpies visiting.
Once upon a time I wouldn't look twice at wild birds, but with retirement comes interest. It's great watching the little feathered people swamping the feeding table and having a bath in the fountain. And with the arrival of the robins........................
 

Swiss Tony

Ron Martins Bitch
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Gods county
Once upon a time I wouldn't look twice at wild birds, but with retirement comes interest. It's great watching the little feathered people swamping the feeding table and having a bath in the fountain. And with the arrival of the robins........................
Looked at a few wild birds in my day,never done me any good,
 

Leigh_Seasider

Sunning it on the Essex Riviera
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Aug 31, 2019
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Leigh-on-Sea
I love to sit and watch the birds in my back garden while drinking my morning coffee - and I’m only 43 🤣
They’ve all come out of late which is great. No stress from them.
 

Ricey

Scott Forbes No.1 Fan
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Dec 21, 2003
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Braintree
I love to sit and watch the birds in my back garden while drinking my morning coffee - and I’m only 43 🤣
They’ve all come out of late which is great. No stress from them.
I’m exactly the same, I have Sparrow’s nesting in one of the trees in my garden. I often stand and admire them whilst doing the washing up. I’m only 33, nothing wrong with admiring birds of the avian variety.
 

Ricey

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I’ve had the time to finally teach my daughter to ride her bike without stabilisers. She’s picked it up really quickly and I couldn’t be prouder. She was a nightmare to start with really nervous but once she got the confidence I couldn’t get her off the bike. Could’ve saved myself £15 when I bought the bike, stabilisers were pointless.
 

jarvisyeh

First XI
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I’ve had the time to finally teach my daughter to ride her bike without stabilisers. She’s picked it up really quickly and I couldn’t be prouder. She was a nightmare to start with really nervous but once she got the confidence I couldn’t get her off the bike. Could’ve saved myself £15 when I bought the bike, stabilisers were pointless.
I've always said that you're better off taking the peddles off to start with, balance is harder to teach than peddles.
 

Ricey

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I've always said that you're better off taking the peddles off to start with, balance is harder to teach than peddles.
Yep, agreed we messed up with her on her smaller bike by lifting her stabilisers up and she developed a lean. Once she learned the art of balancing she picked it up really quickly. Just got back in after a couple of laps of the field and she smashed it. One very proud dad.
 
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