Category Archives: animal

CATtitude

Churchyard Cat
Those green eyes out-stare me from between the tombstones.

The churchyard cat is often to be seen in St Helen’s Churchyard among the graves and wandering freely along the pavements and gardens beyond.
Churchyard Cat
It helps itself to rats, and mice, and might honour you with a visit in return for some food.

It does not look to be the sort of cat to curl up on your lap. It is aloof and has cattitude.

Abingdon Zoo Day

Abingdon Zoo
Lots of animals could be seen round Abingdon today. There were crocodiles and pigeons…
Abingdon Zoo
and a large cow among the menagerie in West St Helen Street.
Abingdon Zoo
In East St Helen Street there were Polar Bears,
Abingdon Zoo
a Giraffe,
Abingdon Zoo
and a Toucan among other species.
Abingdon Zoo
In Parsons Mead, there was a lego model of the County Hall built by one of the Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers.
Abingdon Zoo
The Ock Street Ox was there as part of the Abingdon Zoo Day. The notice beside it says that the Mayor of Ock Street ceremony will be back in June 2021.

It was not possible to get round all Abingdon, especially as I had to go to work in the afternoon. Our next door neighbour remarked, it goes to show how amazingly artistic the people of Abingdon are

Upcoming Super Nit Book Signing

Nitpicking
There will be a book signing of Super Nit Rescue Mission on Sunday June 10th 4pm at the Willow’s Shake on Stert Street. Thanks to Steve for sending the picture.

It is an illustrated book for children (4 – 7 years) written by two Abingdon mums, Julia E K Thomas and Julia King. Julia and Julia set up Juplicate Books in 2018 to showcase their creative writing.

Join Harry and Super Nit on a hair-raising adventure, you’ll be itching to find out more!.

The book is a fun way to make children aware of nits and head lice. You can find more about nits at http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/head-lice.html

Abingdon Lock in November

Abingdon Lock in November
Not many boats are coming through Abingdon Lock at this time of year. Somebody has given Pooh Bear a new companion to keep him warm, but he looks a little overawed.
Abingdon Lock in November
There are now a lot of bird boxes and bird feeders at the woody area behind the lock. Frank has been keeping the birds supplied with food, and is showing here one of the devices that keep out the squirrels but allow birds to feed.
Abingdon Lock in November
Back along the road near the Kingfisher Barn Holiday Cottages there were sheep grazing in view of Abingdon’s County Hall. The sheep will need their thick coats in the days to come.