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    Wow. No wonder it took so long to heal. It was an injury on top of an injury over and over again. Shame it must have been very painful.
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    I know and they feel so nice afterwards.
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    That is good news.
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    I can see the blue.
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    Good morning one and all and happy Thursday!
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    Good morning to you and Happy Thursday back atcha!
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    Happy Thursday everyone. I have been for another swim as yesterday’s was so successful. It has really helped with the swelling and bruising. The downside is that having less pain in my lower leg makes me more aware of the pain in the back of my knee, but I am content that there’s progress.

    We are taking a break over the Easter Weekend in the New Forest... which isn’t all trees or as new as it sounds :D It’s actually about 200 sq miles/ 380 sq km of woodland and heathland that was reserved by William the Conqueror for royal hunting back in 1079 and is now a National Park.

    I shall have to let the family explore on foot and curl up with a book and my binoculars in the forecast sunshine :)
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    Glad the swim was successful even though progress is never as advanced as we like... the New forest sounds relaxing though. I bet you’ll find some great photo opps for us:))) a good book is always entertaining and even more enjoyable in a great environment. I could be envious
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    Good day all.

    After cutting trees, and pruning and shredding, and hauling about another 20 bags of mulch and cutting our front lawn yesterday....today we are relaxing a bit.

    It’s a bit overcast and cool, but should clear up and be in low 80’s later this afternoon. Come the weekend, buckets of rain are forecast. I guess it’s time to connect the rain barrels.

    Enjoy the day....enjoy the New Forest...and swimming.
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    Just wanted to drop in and say "hello!!" I'm going into town for groceries .
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    Today’s photos from ecologist Daughter are of newts. They’re pond amphibians and, particularly the Great Crested variety, not that common.

    Daughter is doing this trapping as part of her studies for her Great Crested Newt License - another endangered species you need qualifications before you can handle.

    She went out bottle trapping last night. They create a trap from a fizzy drink (soda/pop) bottle and leave that in the pond. It doesn’t need bait. Once one stumbles into it, the others follow on!

    This first trap has Smooth Newts.
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    And this one a Great Crested Newt
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    Forgot to say that the traps are left out for around 12 hours overnight. They caught 150 newts in this session last night! 40 of them were Great Crested. This pond is in pretty good shape :)
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    That sounds like a lovely break. Enjoy it.
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    Yep. Their food is great after a hospital or doctor visit. A quick meal after a long day. They have enough good nutritious items to do a quick fix.
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    Are you cooking out?
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    Wa-a-a-a-a-ay back, when my husband was still alive and my kids were little, we used to buy "water dogs" at the bait store to use for fishing. I don't think I could stomach that today. They turned into tiger salamanders.

    Water dog:
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    tiger salamander:

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    Happy Thursday to you too. Saphire is having fun today. It's his first day outside.
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    They look very similar don’t they? :) I’m not sure about using them as live bait either :D
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    I hope Saphire enjoys it and doesn’t sulk too much when he has to come in again!
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