Monday, 2 July 2012

The Tufty Club

I know I'm getting old - but I was a member of The Tufty Club, anyone else remember it?
Well the reason I mention it is, we were out to see my mum and dad at the weekend and 
they have a number of red squirrels in their garden and visit the bird table....

Sorry the pics aren't great - they were taken on my phone through mums kitchen window :) I love how squirrels use their tails like umbrellas in the rain - they are just amazing little beasties, mum can tell the difference between them all, they all have their own little personalities.
When I go to mum and dad's I have to drive up this avenue of beech trees, it doesn't seem to matter what time of year, it always looks pretty...
again, sorry for the pic, this time I used my phone and took it through the windscreen of the car :S
Well it's raining again, I have the doctor this afternoon because my sore throat still isn't any better - that's 3 weeks now!

Thanks for visiting, 
I appreciate any comments 
Debz x


kath said...

I love red squirrels..they are so cute and great little characters..they love to tease Buddy and then dash up the tree and throw pine cones down at him...hope you get that throat sorted out...hugs kath xxx

Suze Bain said...

Great pics Debbi (I love the raindrops), it's fantastic to see red squirrels, and yes, I too was a Tufty Club member - I remember getting a toothbrush and cup. xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh WOW Memories. I was a member too. Loved being n the Tufty Club. Oh and look at the Squirrel at your Folks house, what a cutie. Love the Avenue of trees too, Love Hxx

Max said...

Such cute wee critters ... just a shame they're so destructive.
Sorry to hear you're still unwell and hope the doc can help sort you out before it gets you down too much. I have another follow up appointment with doc tomorrow after the surgery in May. No quick fixes - recovery has been so slow.

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Liz Miller said...

Me too Debbie. I even had a Tufty road safety board game with pictures of the characters on top of the counters. Can't remember any of their names but loved the game. Only parted with it a few years ago. How sad am I.
Liz xx

Fluffles said...

Oh yes, the Tufty Club - much preferred it to the boring Green Cross Code, Jx

Anne said...

Gorgeous pics Debbie. I remember the Tufty Club! X

Chrissy said...

We dont have Squirrels here in New Zealand, but I think they are so adorable,and love the photos with the rain on the windows, and what a gorgeous avenue to drive through, now, we do have ours is an oak tree acenue, gorgeous in Autumn..
Thanks for sharing, hope the throat gets better soon, try honey,cinnamon and hot water...sip it..slowly.


Kat said...

I have to admit to being intrigued by the heading "Tufty Club!" Your Mum and Dad are so lucky to have red squirrels in their garden. They're great to watch. I remember watching them at Stirling Uni when I was there for an OU summer school a few years ago. Bet the kids love seeing what they're getting up to.

Kat xx

CraftyLoops said...

Heehee, I loved the Tufty Club! These are gorgeous photos Debbi. Lee x

Paula (PEP) said...

I hope you get your throat sorted. In Sweden my grandparents used to take me to the park & the red squirrels used to come & sit on my grandfather's shoulder. I'd not realised that about their tails & rain - thanks for a delightful post & pics. Raining here too.
Paula (PEP)

Loz ♥ said...

very cute! we don't have squirrels down here. Hope the doctor sorted your throat out :)

fionalawlor said...

Awww so cute!!! I wish i had squirells around here to visit me lol My Mum has recently aquired a new visitor to her garden in the evenings, a baby hedgehog :) I hope i get to see it the next time i visit.
Fiona L x

Elaine said...

These are fab photo's , I used to live in Formby where there are red squirrels, I have grey ones on my bird table here in Clifton, there are sometimes three and the peanuts dont last very long. How fabuluos that your mum and dad live in such a beautiful place Im sorry to read you are no better. Hope the doc can help Hugs Elaine

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