Bev and I recently received notice that our "Council Tax" for 2022/23 has risen by over £40/month. Whilst I fully understand the requirement to ensure the local amenities are kept up to scratch and fully functional, the provision of refuse collection is up for debate - at our address! We have a compost heap for garden waste and a superbly efficient disposal service for any kitchen/food waste. During daylight hours, the local Herring Gulls will devour anything I throw onto the lawn. At night? The local Foxes are just as obliging
I absolutely love it. Foxes will come to within a few feet of my study doorway, allowing plenty of opportunity to play around with the camera kit. Still not seen a Hedgehog, this year, but the Foxes are ample entertainment whilst I await the first, prickly, visitors to our feeding station. The final session of my Pike campaign, on the RMC, tomorrow. Whilst I'm absolutely gutted that it means I won't be seeing Chrissy, Kevin & co on a regular basis, I have been blessed by the time that has been spent on the banks of this historic waterway. Caught a few Pike too. Is one more "double" taking the piss? I'll know the answer when I get back home tomorrow!