Surprises, washing and long-tailed tits

This should be a serious post I planned about research and time, but as our broadband has been on the blink for a fortnight and there are things I have to attend to rather urgently. This is short and, I hope, sweet.

I went on Amazon to check something for my personal page on the Society of Authors website and found this, which is cheering. Screen Shot 2016-02-21 at 15.32.15My husband decided the washing line merited a photo. DSCN8885And I tried so hard to get a photo of the long-tailed tits bathing. This is the best I could manage.DSCN8860 - Version 2

That’s it folks (if the our broadband works long enough to post it).

35 thoughts on “Surprises, washing and long-tailed tits

  1. I agree with your husband about the washing line 🙂 Nice and bright 🙂 It must feel wonderful to see your book like that!

    • The rosemary seems to flourish there and is good cover for the birds. I have just dug out a big bush the other side of the bath and replaced it with two of my seedling maples, I am hoping neither the birds nor the rosemary will mind the substitution.

    • The book won’t actually be out for a bit (I’ve only just sent the index to the publishers!), but that is the first time I have seen a release date. You are right about the bird name – you can’t ver shorten it without getting into trouble (I did try out some alternative post titles).

  2. Congratulations on the publication, Hilary!!! You Brits are always talking about tits…..but here in North America the word really has only one meaning and appears not in bird-watching circles but more likely on pornographic websites…..the brain always boggles.

  3. Good news indeed, Hilary. Coming soon! And I liked the clothes line and long tailed tits. Good luck on the broadband. Our son-in-law has just gone to work for Google and his first job will be to bring fiberoptic cable to the city of Charlotte, North Carolina. Thats what we all need. –Curt

  4. The book cover looks great, Hilary, how exciting to see it online already. I always feel privileged when long-tailed tits visit the garden as they don’t come here very often. Your shot of them in the bird bath is delightful.

  5. I love the cover of your latest book, it’s great that its available to pre-order. Love the washing line, I’ve had a couple of disasters with a red/orange/pink wash and light tops, it’s lucky I like pale pink too.

    • Glad the cover works. I had limited say about this and was rather anxious. The flame coloured towel had never been washed before… hence the carefully chosen companions that were similar or didn’t matter to test its colourfastness!

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