Category Archives: Animals

New hedgehog house

For a birthday present, I was given the money to buy a fine hedgehog house; a splendid one-floor, one-room desirable residence with a hallway and leaf-carpeted floor, in which new residents are encouraged to move in – and will be welcomed with a meal of cat biscuits.

The house was  installed yesterday afternoon.

Did anybody stop by to check it out? I used the infra-red trap camera to find out…


The hedgehog left the house ten minutes later, but she/he knows where it is!  Hopefully, a hedgehog mum will give birth to a family of hedgehogs in there.


Subsequent recordings have shown that the gap on the right is a kind of highway between gardens for our usual visitors – foxes and (especially) cats.  As it would be like living next to  the M1 Motorway for nocturnal lorry drivers, the poor residents of this house wouldn’t get a wink of sleep.

The house has been relocated to what I hope is a quieter part of the garden, with a rather fetching ‘To Let’ sign outside.

Watch this space!

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Walk for the Animals 2014

The Annual ‘Walk for the Animals‘ sponsored walk, arranged to raise much needed funds for the Sussex Pet Rescue and Cat Welfare Sussex charities, started from the Hove Lagoon at noon.

At the start, the Sussex Pet Rescue Patron, former Olympic ice skating champion and ‘Dancing on Ice’ judge Robin Cousins thanked the walkers for their efforts before handing over to the Brighton and Hove Deputy Mayor Denise Cobb to start the walk.

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My In-tray is never empty

There’s always something in the in-tray on my desk in the office.

I need to file it under ‘R’ for Riley!

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Riley in my in-tray.

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Birds Feeding

A short video taken with my GoPro3+ camera…

It’s lunchtime in our back garden; the starlings go crazy for the mealworm in the dishes, while the Ring Neck Doves sedately peck away at the sunflower seeds in the feeders.

Notice the screw-on dishes attached to the bottom of the bird feeders; without these, the Doves would find it difficult to land and feed.




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Walk for the Animals 2013

The Charity Sponsored Walk for the Animals was the Cat Welfare Sussex and Sussex Pet Rescue charities biggest event of the year and raised much needed funds for both organisations.

The walk took place on Sunday 8th September 2013, the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Denise Cobb, started the walk at 12 noon at Hove Lagoon and the walkers strolled to Brighton Pier and Back – about five miles.

This year was the thirteenth walk and local animal lovers were encouraged to put on their walking shoes and take to the pavements to support the cause.  Here are some of the photographs I took of the event.

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