Fat Ball!


Paul turned the remains of our thanksgiving gravy into a fat ball for the local wildlife (something attacked the one in the last feeder and carried it off into the night).

Here’s two something-or-others having lunch – you can see from my bird spotting skills that the YOC subscriptions were [!@$$$#] well spent!

[!@$$$#] = the sound heard when realising there’s no ‘pound’ key on this keyboard.

pound key = key that inserts a character like this ‘£’

Day Tree Trip


Since everyone appears to put up decorations straight after thanksgiving here, aiddy’s lost the annual argument over when to buy the tree . I did try to delay things by strapping the tree the wrong way round on the roof, but unfortunately it stayed put ;-)

Since we were in the neighbourhood we popped into see a windy but water level reduced (since earlier in November) Snoqualmie Falls



quack quack

space needle from a duck

Recommended for your first day or two in Seattle – a duck tour. Alternatively you could do what R & P did and do it on route to the airport on your last day.

The Captain of our duck was Captain Hal Aleluia – you get the idea…


space needle through skylight

Let’s go and find some snow


The gang after round one of the great snow ball fight. Collateral damage on the sign above. Some of them are there still now – it’s dangerous to touch cold metal objects when the temperature is below freezing (and painful too!).

And yes, the points on the compass are a bit different here in the Pacific North West – apparently it’s all to do with the fluctuation in magnetic north this close to the Arctic.

six miles


The tress on the Snoqualmie banks at Twin Falls State Park were absent leaves


Six(ish) miles further down the road the trees are covered in snow – the difference between being above and being below ‘the snow line’.

Double Whammy



Two dead cameras. The Sony went all ‘smeary’ on us before we moved and is now all wrapped up to go back to Sony for a repair. The Canon, purchased to replace the Sony, has suffered a lens-won’t-go-back-in glitch, so that too is off for some TLC.

Hopefully things will go as smoothly as they did for Dan.