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About Chessa

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday 10/10/1971

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  • Location:
    Seasonally Nomadic.
  • Interests
    Nature, books, music, extreme weather, long distance routes, philosophy, climbing and poetry.
  • Occupation
    Garden/Grounds/Tree maintenance. Herb/flower/fruit harvester.Previous rock climber & loyal Groundie.
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    UK and Europe

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  1. Chessa


    Sat outside the pub on the wall yesterday evening...and I heard a triumphant screech...The Swifts are back, the Swifts are back, the Swifts are back!!! 12th May 2019 in the Hope Valley, Derbyshire. The day after, as I'm hanging off a rusting balcony, cutting ivy and pyracanthas (grr) as it tumbles chaotically over a red brick walled garden in Sheffield, there are even more Swifts - cutting racing lines like crazy whipped up vapour trails; all a'joyed with fresh insects buzzing around in the hot, bright sun. Makes me just feel like starting life all over again...
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    Can you imagine tampons with wings???! 😳 Think what you are saying man! 😂
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    This year so far in the Hope Valley, I have seen a nest of Mistle Thrushes fledge, a few Blackbirds and Pigeons nesting, several Robins flying about me as I work, Tits of several sorts in the bushes in the mornings, and a few Magpies chasing the Mallard ducks and Crows. Dippers are in the stream, and a Woodpecker heard, but not sighted in one garden in Sheffield. There's the usual raucous roosting crows of an evening silhouetted in the gloaming. I even heard a cuckoo a couple of evenings ago and an owl or two and a solitary bat fluttering. But, the Sparrow Hawks have disappeared from the trees across the fields, I haven't seen any little wrens about as usual, and the swifts are late this year - although I heard them in Spain in March this year - hopefully on their way?
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    Trädfällning Stockholm

    Yes to this bit. But...the bit I've left out should surely be left out. Historically, one of the most misunderstood societies of people, who were entwined then severed from Nature.
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    Tripod steps or extendable ladder for high hedges

    I've been long-term borrowing a tripod ladder with three adjustable legs. Tall, versatile and very light. They're the business. This is them, just ready to extend, position and adjust...
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    Signs you're approaching middle age....

    Phew, you're a decent bloke after all! Thanks, but don't worry - I also come out with some horrors from time to time. Apologies for any and to all in advance. ☺️
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    Signs you're approaching middle age....

    I used to have heated driver and passenger seats in my VW Camper van. They were amazing and enticing. But if I drove for more than ten minutes on full heat - I would start to nod off. So: window open, seat-heat on was a remedy for the start to any kind of day. Cold cheeks and warm cheeks at the same time. Just wish there were heated seats on the stand at the footie.
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    Signs you're approaching middle age....

    Top tip. Hot tip.
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    Signs you're approaching middle age....

    Why not? Some like to be the givers of hair, some the receivers - some like none at all. To my mind: male, female or other body type has nowt to do with a penchant or distaste of hair really. "Axe wound" is not very nice though - on or for anyone. Is it? 😨
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    In Desperate times...My Silky saves the day!

    Interpret as the "third eye" - as in the mystical sense (not the genital sense, before anyone gets all fruity).
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    In Desperate times...My Silky saves the day!

    Keep your eyes on the horizon. The horizon holds the perspective.
  12. Chessa

    In Desperate times...My Silky saves the day!

    Gi'oer! It'll be fine with a bit o' ivy growing up, or maybe some honeysuckle or woodland climbing rose. Or maybe he's gonna tie a horse to it - and needs the extra strength. Or just a wee Foxy-nod to health and safety consciousness perhaps?
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    In Desperate times...My Silky saves the day!

    Wondered what you've been up to Foxy. 🤔 Is this 🌲🦊🏠Tree-Fox-cabin an early birthday present for you and yours this year? It is beautiful, and good to see.
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    Climate change anyone?

    Lovin' the lipsmackin' taste of your gallows humour...
  15. Chessa

    Climate change anyone?

    As I write: a programme called "Will Humans Survive the 21st century" just on Radio 4's Analysis at this very moment. 😱


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