I went for an early morning walk on the beach, it was blowing a hooley, cold and stinging rain.......but I love it :) I could never live far from the sea. It was part of my walking 10,000 steps a day challenge. As I was walking along I was thinking how lovely it would be to have a dog with me. I keep looking at all the different types of dogs trying to decide which breed to get. I even stopped a man yesterday on my walk to ask what type of dog he had. It was a beautiful poodle/golden retriever cross, with the softest of fur.... sigh. One day.
Anyway here are some photos I took on my phone including some birds catching the currants and two mad women playing in the surf. They were taken in gail force winds so may be a bit blurred!
When I was walking back to the car I stopped to watch an inquisitive crow walking along the beach checking everything out. They are one of my favourite birds because of their intelligence. Little did I know that when I got home I would find two of them in my house!!! I kid you not. As I walked in I could here banging and crashing which I thought was our cat having a mad moment. As I walked in a saw a crow banging agains the patio doors trying to get out. My first thought was that the cat must have brought it in, though very unlikely as she is frightened of them. Then I spotted the other one behind the curtain, so there is no way the cat would have brought two in. I opened the patio doors to let them out before they damaged themselves. Then panicked thinking someone must have broken in and left a door or window open, but everything was all shut up. The only thing I can think is that they came in through the cat flap. Well you have to give them an A for ingenuity. The cat was hiding upstairs terrified. She still hasn't come down. If you are a fan of the crow family, there is a wonderful book called Corvus, A Life with Birds written by Esther Woolfson who raised birds when they were injured or rescued from cats. It shows just how clever they are.
I will leave you with this little video I took of the birds as I was trying not to get blown off the cliff.
We are off to St Ives tonight, we are having a Mexican meal for my sons birthday, I'm really looking forward to it. Thank you for your lovely comments yesterday, and welcome to Pixie poppet.