Well, today has not been a great one, to be honest. 6am, after little sleep, I found myself out in the rain, in the dreaded neon kag, heading for work along river like roads. Yes, I was dry from the waist up, but my legs, in my nasty work trousers - 100% man made in the bowels of hell fibres - were not and by the time I arrived I was utterly squelching.
Most work places would have heaters and drying rooms if it knew many of its staff were commuting in by bike, but not this one. If you don't have a change of clothes, you are buggered, because there are no radiators or anything to dry your backside on and you have to sit gradually trying to dry yourself off in the aircon warmth.
It didn't work today. I must have been wet and shivery for about 7 or 8 hours, and so the heavy cold virus I was obviously incubating has burst forth in all its achey glory.
I'm really pleased with the bird shots I took while out and about a couple of days ago. Both birds were in the gardens of sheltered housing, and both were happily of a mind to pose.
Firstly we have this little robin, charmingly scruffy, lurking around the knick-knacks in a house at the back of Millgate.
Then, this extremely buff chaffinch put on a real pose while feeding on Victoria Street. What a smart bird this one is, all ready to flirt and breed!
Enjoy your feathered friends!
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