Today is fifteen years since the first geocache was placed in America and so if we found a cache we got an online badge on my account. So we went and looked for one we failed to find last year. We found it this time. It is near an old weir and I liked the cogs, and thought they were a bit different than another river picture.
|these appealed to me|
This was hubbys breakfast, he had had another litre for his tea on Sunday as well. He was to go for a colonoscopy. Nothing sinister was found, diverticulitis, thankfully just wear and tear.
|he says it is disgusting|
Daughter No1 had seen a recipe for egg free meringues. They are literally made by using the drained water from a tin of chick peas and using as you would egg whites. The resulting meringue has an amazing taste. They are rather fragile and tend to crumble quite easily, but the ones that crumble can always be used to top a trifle or such like.
|egg free macaroons|
We decided it was time to make a start on vegetable for the Summer. So we planted four rows of potatoes, two trays of tomato seeds and one of sweet peppers. I also seriously thinned out both mint pants, they were struggling for space last year and were losing some of the quality. No wonder they were they were totally totally pot bound so seriously trimmed them back and just left five or six heads in each pot, seems a bit drastic but it is a prolific grower so wont take long to come back.
|the repotted mint|
Bob is working towards his hobby badge at cubs and is using geocaching as his hobby. So we have decided to get him putting some caches of his own out as part of this. I have received permission to place some on a local river walk. So tonight we went to look for suitable places to put them that is in accordance with the guidelines we were given. Think we have found good spots and will go back next week with the actually caches and place them so they can get published.
|reading the sign on our walk|
When I was out today I got a message to say there had been a new cache published. It is on a road end I pass to get home so seemed silly not to go and pick it up. A very rare first to find for me, that is a big thing in the geocaching world. I know I lead a boring life, three of my seven days this week are to do with caching. But then it is a good healthy outdoor pursuit.
|I was being watched|
Threw some crumbs out this morning, and dozens of little birds descended. So I grabbed the camera.
They did not stay long and time I got focused they were off again. More than one of them was off to where we know they are nesting so an early morning feed some some babies.