one thing we did have was a large garden, full of birds - sparrows, finches of various kinds, robins, crows, blackbirds, thrushes, jackdaws and magpies, blue tits and great tits and coal tits, a spotted woodpecker and a green woodpecker; those are the ones I can remember. . . nature doesn't charge you for listening to the birds, as they say "the best things in life are free" (doesn't get much better than birdsong) - I used to love listening to the birds. . .
dear reader, I am on disc three and have just seen an episode that I've never seen before! the one in which Eddie has puppies. . .
I've never wanted a dog; three children, various fish (which I'm now feeding a little more often, so they don't have to resort to eating each other) and two cats (the remaining two of the twenty or so that have belonged to the family over the years) proving almost more than I can manage in my current circumstances. . .
. . .but Eddie's puppies were very sweet
I hope your day
brings you food for thought
and that you have a spare penny or two
with which to treat yourself
to something you need or want