Friday, 15 February 2013

Getting On

Tony who works with me often visits his aging granddad. He enjoys having a chat with him while dipping into the bowl of nuts his granddad keeps beside his chair. When he arrived there yesterday the bowl was empty, so he asked if he'd run out of them. Oh no, said his granddad I haven't sucked the chocolate off them yet.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Getting On

Getting On is a satirical British sitcom based in an NHS hospital. It is written by its core cast, Jo Brand, Vicki Pepperdine, and Joanna Scanlan, and is directed by Peter Capaldi. It first aired in July 2009. Two seasons have been completed (the first with 3 episodes and the second with 6) with a third series finished being filmed for a summer/autumn transmission with guest stars Hugh Bonneville and Tilda Swinton.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Pied-billed Grebe


The Pied-billed Grebe is small, stocky, and short-necked. It is 31–38 centimeters (12–15 in) in length, it has a wingspan of 45–62 cm (18–24 in) and weighs 253–568 grams (8.9–20.0 oz). It is usually brown or gray in color. It has a short, blunt chicken-like bill, which in summer is encircled by a broad black band (hence the name). It is the only grebe that does not show a white wing patch in flight. The sexes are monomorphic (meaning no sexual dimorphism).


Pied-billed Grebes feed mainly on aquatic invertebrates, and also on small fish and amphibians (frogs, tadpoles). Pied-billed Grebes have been shown to eat their own feathers to aid in digestion (prevent injury from small bones).