Caducean Whisks

Caducean Whisks

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The Handmaid's Tale. Wow.
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  • Are you a ...?
    Unpublished writer (so far)
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    General fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Sophisticated
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Margaret Atwood, John Steinbeck
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Oryx & Crake (Atwood), A Prayer for Owen Meany (Irving), Postcards (Proulx), Hard Facts (Spring), God of Small Things (Roy), Grapes of Wrath (Steinbeck), What are you like? (Enright), Canopus cycle (Lessing), Hangover Square (Hamilton), The Earth (Zola)
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Perfectly balanced
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Some self-editing
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    To write better and continually improve
    Your worst habit?
    .
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    A conspiracy from start to finish. My work will die with me
    Where do you write?
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    What else do you want Word Clouders to know? eg: do you have 9 cats / like paragliding / eat nothing but tinned fish / work in the bath / live in Kettering?
    I keep chickens and rescue foxes

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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Dolly's Blog "Down The Back Of The Sofa".
    I had three sofas and an armchair until recently, and now I have no sofas and two new armchairs. However I retained the sofa cushions for reasons best known to me, and now wish to divest myself of said, but dustman took two and won't take any more. ...
    6 hours ago
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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on AlanP's Blog "How can I get your data - let me count the ways".
    Sorry if I'm being a 30watt Ath, but if you did a backup six weeks earlier, do you not still have that? Or at least some of it? Hopefully the bit with the photos? I'll second Alan's advice to use a (wo)man in a little shop in the High Street. I ...
    11 hours ago
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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on RichardB's Blog "Quintinshill: Breaking the Rules".
    Fascinating. Held my attention all the way through with that Schadenfreude - knowing something awful is looming. I did get a bit lost at times with who was who, what was what and where the trains and stations were, but hey. Enjoyed it in a macabre ...
    15 hours ago
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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Caducean Whisks's Blog "Emptying the Nest: Rinse and Repeat".
    I think the thing about my motion activated camera is that it captured quite a lot of disappearing tips of tails when it was in the fox pen :). However I've just looked at last night's photos (stills this time). Quite exciting in a mild sort of ...
    2 days ago
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    AlanP
    "AlanP" commented on Caducean Whisks's Blog "Emptying the Nest: Rinse and Repeat".
    I think the thing about your motion activated camera is that it will be pointed for the best shot of whatever triggered it, because the thing that triggered it has to be in shot in order to trigger it. Just saying.
    2 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on Caducean Whisks's Blog "Emptying the Nest: Rinse and Repeat".
    Lovely account as always, Whisks. Can't believe the ignorance of some people when it comes to wildlife - if That Woman had simply listened to the Fox Project, maybe she'd have watched with a sense of awe as mama fox came back for her cubs, rather ...
    2 days ago
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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Squidge's Blog "The thinking behind book stores stocking books".
    Crumbs. Even more layers and layers of people involved in getting a book out there. The author seems to be an even smaller cog in a huge wheel. So very well done, Squidge (again!).
    2 days ago
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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Caducean Whisks's Blog "Emptying the Nest: Rinse and Repeat".
    Oh - meant to add - no new fosterees arrived yesterday. Probably because the ambulance was otherwise engaged with more pressing emergencies. We shall see what today brings.
    2 days ago
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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Caducean Whisks's Blog "Emptying the Nest: Rinse and Repeat".
    Prop, I don't know about the Sunday Times, but my uncle used the phrase, 'You have to pay for experience' in the context of jellied eels. He'd long been curious about them, so his partner took us all out for a birthday seafood meal so he could try ...
    2 days ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Caducean Whisks's Blog "Emptying the Nest: Rinse and Repeat".
    You are right as usual, Whisks. I had become the food source. Perhaps waste bins have become the same for foxes. I have to be careful if I put rubbish bags out as they quickly get torn to pieces. The squirrels in St James's Park have things ...
    2 days ago
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    Caducean Whisks The Handmaid's Tale. Wow.
    2 days ago
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    Jenni Belsay
    "Jenni Belsay" commented on Caducean Whisks's Blog "Emptying the Nest: Rinse and Repeat".
    @ Alan: "To the community in general I should like to give a Hi5 for the absence of squirrel and nuts jokes." ;-))))))))))
    3 days ago
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    AlanP
    "AlanP" commented on Caducean Whisks's Blog "Emptying the Nest: Rinse and Repeat".
    Whisks, along with many I should like, when available, Alana and Woodpecker updates. I'm sure you can get them. In the meantime I know, not least cos you mentioned it, that you now have a non trivial piece of night camera trap kit. It was certainly ...
    3 days ago
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    OFP
    "OFP" commented on Caducean Whisks's Blog "Emptying the Nest: Rinse and Repeat".
    "You have to pay for the experience..." This is hands down the most sage comment I've heard in this decade. If you apply this to every article in today's Sunday Times... you are rewarded with the irrefutable cold truth of the human condition. Epic.
    3 days ago
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    Caducean Whisks
    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Caducean Whisks's Blog "Emptying the Nest: Rinse and Repeat".
    Thank you Mike. Though I doubt your squirrel mistook you for a tree - they're not as dim as the squirrel expert. Likely Mr Squirrel had learned that climbing a leg brought food with so little effort :) Anyway, am happy to report that pen has been ...
    3 days ago

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  • dyslexic of dartford
    by dyslexic of dartford 28 days ago
    Thanks Whisks, it's nice to be back.
  • Pinkbelt75
    by Pinkbelt75 28 days ago
    Right back at you.
  • Monica Handle
    by Monica Handle 1 month ago
    Hi!
  • Jenni Belsay
    by Jenni Belsay 1 month ago
    Interesting about bees on figwort. Haven't seen any on mine so far. Read they are pollinated by social wasps - considered unusual(?) - but haven't seen any of those on them either. Tiny deep red flowers, mind, so perhaps not so interesting.
  • Jenni Belsay
    by Jenni Belsay 1 month ago
    Re bee pic - Can never remember what half my plants are, but after scouring internet, I find it's Teucrium fruticans "Azureum". Re scrophy family, funnily enough I discovered several mystery self-seeded wildflowers with pongy leaves a few weeks ago in a damp corner. Turned out to be figwort, which I'd never heard of before. Every day you learn summat. :-)
  • Squidge
    by Squidge 2 months ago
    Whisks - thank you! And you are bound to be doing the same soon... x
  • bazbaron
    by bazbaron 2 months ago
    Look after your feet and your hands he used to say. The podiatrist*She wasn't even in my WIP.
  • bazbaron
    by bazbaron 2 months ago
    Of course, it could have been because I have an appointment this morning for a foot pamper. Such a luxury.
  • bazbaron
    by bazbaron 2 months ago
    I have too. I was working on one of my three WIP's last night so that didn't help. You know when your retire and you're still thinking about that last paragraph you wrote.
  • bazbaron
    by bazbaron 2 months ago
    Morning, Whisks, the cat woke me to let him out. Doh. x