A couple of weeks ago, a friend came to visit. She looked up before she came in the door and said, “Do you know you have a bird’s nest above your door?” The answer to which was, of course, Heck no! But there it was, safe in the wisteria and climbing rose, and complete with that latest must-have accessory for the fashion-conscious nester, plastic lining on the outside. Anyway, that was a couple of weeks ago. Two days ago I looked up (as I have done every day to see the mother patiently sitting there, staring into space), and there was no mother – but there was a beak! They hatched. Very exciting. We’ve only seen beaks, a bit of a tufty head, and I think I saw a back the other day. I nearly saw them being fed today, but I think Mum was too nervy of me standing there to actually feed them. It is a very exciting addition to our World.
Movies/TV of 2017
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (Netflix 2016) * Ascension * The Sum of All Fears * A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix) * The Italian Job (2003) * Serlock Holmes (movie)* Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows * Arq * Arrival (rewatch) * The Expendables 2 (rewatch) * Like Water for Chocolate * Gone in Sixty Seconds (rewatch) * Master and Commander (rewatch) * Gladiator (rewatch) * Spy Game (rewatch) * Logan * Iris * Robin Hood (2010) * The Abyss (rewatch) * Hidden Figures * The Martian (rewatch) * Under Siege (rewatch) * Last Cab to Darwin * Person of Interest (season 2) * Escape Plan (rewatch) * Person of Interest (season 3) * Person of Interest (season 4) * Chef’s Table (season 1) * Person of Interest (season 5) * Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise * Moana * Doctor Strange * Arrival (rewatch) * For the Love of Spock * Rogue One (rewatch) * Mad Max: Fury Road (rewatch) * Ghostbusters (2016) (rewatch) * Sahara (rewatch) * Wonder Woman * The Blacklist (season 1) * The Blacklist (season 2) * The Mummy (rewatch) * Agents of SHIELD (season whatever we’re up to) *