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Hello all, sorry that I have not been about. Remember saying that I was waiting for a hospital appointment believing that I had another stroke. Building up to the birdwatch week end I was not feeling 100% and struggled to watch for the feeding birds on the Saturday of the 28 Jan. I had to go to bed feeling unwell and my family called for the "Out of Hours Doctor. Basics I can remember was being taken away in the ambulance to Heatherwood and Wrexham Park Hospitals.
. I had a Infection of urinary track admitted to hospital with urosepsis and confusion.
I was discharged Feb 2. I am back to see my doctor on Monday 6th. My wife and grandchildren have since been helping clean and filling feeding stations plus took some snaps for me. Any one who has had similar to me my thoughts go out to you.

Picture taken by my son of my rockery 2012

Picture taken from front window



10.40am Sat Morning

Signs of Spring

I had just changed the frozen water

Ten minutes later it was starting to freeze again.

This time the blackbird made it before the ices formed

Talk about WIND CHILL you can see it chilling freshly run cold water and this just a few feet from my back door.

At least she got a drink

Little Wren looking for the odd spider leg or eight.

Most late afternoons the Wren has a good preen at the bottom of our hedge

Blackbird and Wagtail search for the meal worms I have scattered

*Latest picture taken from kitchen Window 01.00 am Sunday. I live about 2 miles west of junction 3 of the M40. Hundreds of cars abandoned between Junction 4 and 6 of the M40 due to the snow.

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Not familier with everyone on GOY yet,sorry to read you hav'nt been well, but on the mend now tommyshortlegs(wont forget THAT name) health is SO important as we get into those "autumnal years" take care luv to you and your wife

5 Feb, 2012


Glad to hear you are feeling better now, have a good back up team to help you out..:o) love the's so hard for the birds just now..we only have about an inch of snow,but it is too icy to risk going out to thaw out the birdbath..I had to just throw food out from the doorway,but noticed the Blackbird found some eventually..the daft thing watched me come to the door,then flew away ! Sun is shining now,so it is thawing well.:o)

5 Feb, 2012


Nice to hear you're home from the hospital, and made a good recovery.
I hope all that white muck clears soon for you. There's none here.
The birds will appreciate your efforts to feed them :o)

5 Feb, 2012


lovely pictures and im so pleased to see you havent lost your sense of humour

all the very best tommy, take care.

5 Feb, 2012


Welcome back Tommy, I keep topping up the water as soon as my back is turned it's like glass. ..Just smiling at Hywel's comment above he really does hate snow. Take it easy and keep warm.

5 Feb, 2012


Wondered where you were Tommy. Pleased you're home again after being unwell and hopefully you will continue to progress well. Kind regards, Sheila X

5 Feb, 2012


you must be quite near the red kites tommy? i went there a few weeks ago to try to get photos, lovely views of them over the motorway but none to be seen on my walk.
my sister lives quite near there, she used to work at that hospital i think, a few years ago.

5 Feb, 2012


Sorry you`ve been unwell Tommy, I`m pleased your family have kept up the good work for you and it shows with all the visitors you get in the garden, pat them on the back, they`ve taken some nice pics for you and the birds will be very grateful...
Take care of yourself...

6 Feb, 2012


Thanks all, my wife is a blessing and I would be lost without her.

6 Feb, 2012


Hello Mr Tom & Mrs Tom

So sorry to hear you ended back in hospital but best for you to get seen to .

Been there done that with my late Dad bless him and the pain he had to so know what you have gone through

As you know I was his carer as he to was like you had a stroke.Drink plenty water .

And yes its been said before you have a good team helping you.

6 Mar, 2012


Thank you all and thank you for your advice Kath.

6 Mar, 2012

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