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Sunday, 28 May 2017

"R & G are dead"

A great week. International cricket is back. Having previously beaten Ireland in two 50 over matches, this week England have beaten South Africa TWICE.

Mark Wood winning the second match by bowling  a very clever last over
This is a good sign for England as the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy starts on 1st June - South Africa are very strong side and two England wins in these pre-tournament warm-up matches will give us a good confidence boost.

Also - B and I went to City Screen in York for a live broadcast from the Old Vic Theatre in London of Tom Stoppard's play "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead". Very enjoyable - really good performances from Daniel Radcliffe as R, Joshua McGuire as G and David Haig as The Player.

Meanwhile - back at home - I haven't mentioned our daily visitor. Since October 2016, this chap has been visiting us for lunch every day.

A cock pheasant who comes to share the seed.

If there is insufficient for his meal he jumps up and knocks the feeder

After lunch he often goes for a sleep behind the flowers in the undergrowth
We are pleased to see him and pleased that he feels safe enough to stay for a post-lunch kip. No sign of a hen yet or of any nest-building; do pheasants make nests?

1 comment:

  1. Pheasants are good fun, but noisy and they make a mess if the hens arrive. I guess they must build nests of some sort, but mostly the hens just drop eggs wherever they are - idiots. Worst mothers in creation. They tend to bed down under hedges etc rather than building a formal nest.