No, I'm not talking about golf – those of you who read my blog regularly will know that football is my sport and there is only just over a week to wait for the new season to start! No, I'm actually talking about the feathered variety and their apparent love of coming into my house.
Not long after we moved in, in fact the day after Sophie's birthday, we had a big black bird (a crow I think) fly down the chimney in the lounge. It decided to do an encore the morning that I was flying out to LA for the 'Oscars' filming.
Twice was definitely enough so we had a metal 'hat' put on the top of the chimney, and then everything had been fine… until Monday evening. We were sat having our dinner when Dan suddenly shouted out, "There's a bird in the conservatory!!!"
I jumped up and closed the door from the dining area to the conservatory, and then went out of the lounge doors and in from the outside.
This time it wasn't a big black crow but a sweet little robin and it was scared to death. It kept flying into the windows, I was really worried that it was going to hurt itself.
Dan and Sophie were outside tapping on the windows trying to shoo it in the direction of the open doors, but to no avail. Eventually I got a long cane that Dan had just been using to prod the barbecue ashes around, and reached it out for the robin to step onto.
On the first attempt it took one step on to the cane and then flapped away again. But second time lucky, it managed to step onto the cane and I was able to gently transport it out into the garden and although a little dazed, it was able to fly off into the trees.
I was just thankful that Poppy was in her usual hiding place underneath Dan's bed or that could have complicated things!
Apologies for the husky voice this week – I even had to take a day off sick on Sunday which is almost unheard of for me as I couldn't speak without coughing. I do, however, want to make the point that this had nothing to do with my karaoke performances at my Pink Party!
Seems to be easing up a bit now and this is my weekend off so a few days to rest it.
Hope the weather continues to improve and if not keep watching QVC!