My package from London arrived, to-day. It "only" took 8 days.

Yeah, thanks a bunch, Hermes.

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Both halters are wet.
Both leashes are wet.
All three doggie towels are wet.
's car blanket is wet.
My car seat is wet.

What a day!

Unfortunately, the forecast is the same for to-morrow: rain, rain, rain.

didn't initially like getting a towelling. So, I started giving her a short rub down with the towel, followed by a treat. Gradually I increased the duration of towelling.

She now positively enjoys the towelling, and looks forward to the treat at the end. This is just as well, because currently the towelling is required daily.

I might be spending too much time thinking about photography. The first thing I thought when reading the Smithsonian article was the old photography adage:

"Take only pictures, leave only footprints."

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New research dates hominin footprints, in Crete, to 6 million years ago. The research, and conclusions, don't have universal support, but, it has re-awakened the debate around the "out-of-Africa" theory.


On the same walk I came across this fenced-off "play area". It is a collection of cut tree trunks (branches removed), lying in a grassy area. Presumably for children to play on. However, it has been closed due to coronavirus fears.

The risk of contagion would seem nearly non-existent.

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considers someone running towards her to be a potential threat.

We've never encountered a jogger before to-day, he very nearly got eaten.

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I park in an empty area with 50 free spaces around me. When I return only two further cars have parked, one either side of my car. 🙄

Luckily, I have sliding car doors.

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Drivers are going on a 7 hour hillwalk, yet, occupy all the parking spaces nearest to the access path, thus saving a 50m walk.


"u" is next to "i" on my keyboard. Where's autocorrect when you need it?

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Slow boats to Chuna are a fast transit operation compared to Hermes' deliveries.

Do you know what I can't get?
Sausages without additives.

I wanted to get sausages with just meat and fat as ingredients. Nope, not possible. All the ones I've seen for sale contain one or more of the following: rusk, artificial colouring, flavour enhancers, preservatives.

I've investigated all the local butchers, and the supermarkets. I used to make my own, but, I don't have the time for that, currently.

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A female Blue Pansy (Junonia orithya) spotted at Coney Island, Singapore, on 17 Oct 2021. I had to chase after it as it kept moving before I got this shot.

The Blue Pansy is a sexually dimorphic species. The males are blue, while the females are not.

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is the only other one in the household, and she never complains about the garlic smell.

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I might have overdone it with the garlic.

No, that's not possible.

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Living anywhere in the US would probably do.

There is a volunteer organisation called "Pilots N Paws", which transports rescue dogs anywhere in the country.

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Do you live in Northern California, or nearby?
Would you like to adopt a loving companion dog?

Axel is a three year old Akbash (same age and breed as ), who is in need of a forever home.

Adopting Gruoch was one of the best things I ever did, perhaps Axel could be the same for you.

Why are "five and dime" stores so called, and not "nickel and dime"?

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