Here in Ramsgate on this fine sunny Monday morning the wind’s howling in from the East at nearly 40 knots. Ouch, that’s what you can call ‘a bit gusty’. Glad that I’m not out there on the blue (more grey/brown really) wavy stuff and living in what must feel like a tumble drier.

Through the office window I can see the  gulls wheeling their mating routines and the crows resenting  it and attacking them regularly. Last night as I was re-watering the chucks, one escaped from the run, into the garden. At first this seemed to be a bit of a problem, there were visions of chasing squawky clucking things around the  yard until the early hours. Noticing however, that the chuck seemed happy just pecking at the grass rather than trying to and escape the environs of the allatsea estate and that the other 5 chookies were looking at their ‘free’ mucker with tangible envy, we decided to let them all all out for a green feast hoping that come bobos time at sundown, they’d all trot of to bed like good girls.

They did bless them. So from now on, when one of us is around to keep a wary eye (for Mr Fox), they can have the last few hours of the day in ‘free range’ mode. We’re fully aware thay they’ll eat all the greenery, including the herb garden and the flowers but we’ll just have to see how it goes. They looked so contended out there scratching around in the greenery that I haven’t got the heart to keep them penned up infinitum anymore. The cats were a bit memused at first and memsahib allatsea is worried about her pansies (aren’t we all darling) but what the hell.

The screens are filled with the news that Henry Cooper and Osama bin Laden are brown bread. What a bizarre pair, so to speak, to join up in a headline?

Interesting snippet. The vast and ever growing American debt pile is financed by selling US Treasury bonds. The City folk sem to think that those bonds are only saleable (and therefore have any value) when the world is perceived to be an unstable and hostile  place leading to a vigilant and productive USA. If the world could be perceived as less hostile (eg no Osam bin Laden) the chance of global financial meltdown due to ‘worthless’ or low demand US Treasury bonds is significantly increased. They say.

On that happy thought, I’ll say cheerio for now.

About allatsea

Sixty year old master-mariner. Absolutely gorgeous. Well wedged.....when compared to a Nairobi street urchin. Sorted, in that I haven't been in court recently. Hopelessly optimistic, terminally disappointed. Good with cats and other fluffy things. No musical talent. Generous to a fault provided it's someone else's round. Political centreist with far right and left viewpoints. A green activist from the hydrocarbon position with nuclear leanings. Averse to avarice but always happy to receive lottery wins, gifts, windfalls, legacies, prizes and wet sloppy kisses.
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