As I was on a run around the neighbourhood last week I spotted this dead bird on the pavement. It didn't look like it had died from injuries or an accident, but dead it was! It is (was!) an unusual and pretty thing as you can see. On further investigation it turns out to be a "chestnut-winged cuckoo", probably en route south, migrating for the Winter. This one just didn't make it for some reason. Shame.
It was my 57th Birthday today. My main present was the laptop Jiajia bought for me 6 months ago when my previous one died.
This evening JiaJia, JD and I joined one of JD's classmates (and her mother) for a really nice meal at our current favourite restaurant, "Grandma's Kitchen" followed by a chocolate cake. Then we went to the cinema to see "No time to die" - the latest James Bond movie.
JD [bottom left in photo] and his classmates had a series of presentations about planets and space travel this week.
I thought JD would love this as he's very much into tech and spaceships. But he said it was largely about how American rockets are rubbish and the Chinese ones are the best. Must everything be political in schools here?
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