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13th April 2020

Gergal the Pheasant

Virginia – or just ‘V’ – is one half of Moss Wood’s new warden team along with Miles, who are joining seasonal wardens Sue and Dave, along with the rest of the team. We thought it would be great to share this unique inside view into the comings and goings of the award-winning Moss Wood Caravan Park…


Hello my fellow Mossers! Note: The Facebook poll finished with over 80% ‘yes’ to the collective noun of ‘Mossers’!

It’s very quiet here, the wildlife is loving it.   Even had them checking in to see if we are okay as nobody is around.Bear peering in patio window

We had some strong winds again, so I’ve been around on the buggy and picked up any upturned plants etc from your garden areas so that they continued to get watered when it rained, I’ve picked bikes up and put lids back on things and I’ve even me, myself, I put up 3 wall baskets on the fencing opposite reception as you enter the touring field.

Last week Miles noticed that a Robin had made her nest in the potted Box shrub on our decking.  We’ve been watching carefully and there were 5 eggs.      Good Friday he announced we were grandparents – they’ve hatched!   I’m used to living in a rural countryside setting, but I’ve never experienced the wildlife I do right here, literally on our doorstep.   We are so lucky.  Apparently, the little baby robins will be in the nest for about 14 days.  Survival rate is low according to my google research, but I will keep you up to date.

Today there has been a duck walking about in front of the phone box…. I asked if I could help him, but he said he was ok, he was going to a Duck Do.   I said, “What’s a Duck Do?” and he said, “Quack Quack!”    The bit about a duck being near the phone box is true.  Note: V isn’t crazy – we had her tested.

I’ve had man flu this week which turned into an ear infection.   So, I’ve been in and out of the office a little less as I’ve been sleeping a lot more or milking sympathy out of Miles in order to get him to cook dinner and bring me drinks.  I’ve been responding to emails and phone calls as usual but if I missed any phone calls, please give me a call again now I’m on the antibiotics and getting back to as normal as I ever get!

I was well enough this weekend to supervise Miles into getting our back garden into order after everything just got dumped there in January.   ‘We’ moved the dog Kennel for Falcon onto the far side so he can look up the bank and hey ho guess what it’s created a patio area that gets the last of the sun.  I’ve ordered some garden furniture and put up a couple of baskets.  I can’t tell you how happy Miles was that I could spend so much from my sick bed!

Update on the Robinettes, 4 wide mouth yellowing beaks looking for food.

Update on Will and Sam (Henry’s children) Our meeting room is now referred to the Monopoly Room and shall be referred to as such I think forever more!   We have had our game going for about 10 days now.  For a 3-and-a-half-year-old, Sam’s concept of the game and his concentration spam is to be applauded.  Will is a seasoned player and clearly going to be property tycoon!  Me?  I’m down to my last £300 – spend spend spend as per normal life and I desperately need someone to land on Pall Mall where I have 3 houses!

Speaking of Spend Spend Spend – do any of you remember the Pools winner from Castleford, Yorkshire Viv Nicholson?   I became friends with her daughter and had the privilege of going to the launch of the musical Spend Spend Spend with Viv and her family.

In a previous role I used to organise an Annual Summer Ball for the company I worked for and we had big names at the time for the entertainment.   As such I have been fortunate enough to have met and liaised with several household names.  I have to say though, that the cleverest, most courteous, and dedicated to personalising his act to include his audience was the great late Bob Monkhouse.   Another highlight was meeting my all-time favourite comedian Victoria Wood.   I want to go to Bury now we live over this side of the Pennines and see her sculpture, but I have to say from the photos I’ve seen of it, it doesn’t look very flattering of her!

Oh, I almost forgot.   At the top you can see that posh regal pheasant I was telling you about in my previous Vlog.

I’ve called him Fergal the Pheasant.   Isn’t he grand?   That is him on our decking.  He literally taps the patio door for some corn!  Miles showed the picture to a friend of his who is into pheasants and he says it’s a crossbreed – origins of Kansas pheasants.  If anyone can add any info, it would be interesting to know.

Until the next blog – which I think will be an actual video blog, stay well, stay safe and let me know if you need anything.

V x

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