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Month: April 2017

Keep on truckin’

Keep on truckin’

Can’t a bird get a minute’s peace around here? Here I am, minding my own business and trying to catch a bit of kip on the long car journey through Austria into Germany. Just when I am about to drop off, Her Ladyship suddenly squeals with delight. ‘Ooooh! Look at that man! Mmmmm. Gorgeous!!’ Curiously enough, this doesn’t seem to bother His Lordship in the slightest. He just smiles at her indulgently and nods in agreement. Ah, that’s what all…

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Storks 3

Storks 3

-Fancy a frog? -No, thanks. Very kind of you, but I’ve just eaten. Where did you catch them? -Just down the road. The fields are hopping with them. Haha, get it? Hopping! -Yeah, good one! -So, you’re Seamus the seagull. I’ve been hearing all about you from the local wooden storks. They like to keep us real storks up to date, seeing as we’re away every winter. You’ve become quite famous, Seamus! -Haha, quite the poet, aren’t you? Ah, but I’m…

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Break for the border

Break for the border

The great thing about living in south eastern Austria is the fact that our three nearest neighbouring countries, Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary, are only short hops away. It is perfectly feasible to take four-country trip in one day, with, say, breakfast in Austria, lunch in Slovenia, afternoon tea (or more likely, coffee and cake) in Croatia and dinner in Hungary. His Lordship keeps boasting about the times he’s cycled to Hungary. Of course, he omits to mention the fact he…

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West Beast East Beast

West Beast East Beast

Upon an island hard to reach, the East Beast sits upon his beach. Upon the west beach sits the West Beast. Each beach beast thinks he’s the best beast. Which beast is best?…Well, I thought at first that the East was best and the West was worst. Then I looked again from the west to the east and I liked the beast on the east beach least.  With apologies to one of the greatest poets of all time, Dr. Seuss,…

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