A robin redbreast and more of Elizabeth’s writing

I was out in the garden today and this little robin redbreast came and said hello. Isn’t he cute?


There are a quite a few birds around. They, and the sunlight, wake us up at 5:30am πŸ™‚ The little robin was interested in what I was doing because my digging was revealing tasty morsels to eat.

Elizabeth got a bird house for Christmas which she painted and which we decided to put out in the backyard for a potential Mr and Mrs Bird. My husband, clever though he is, is not very good at handy man things. Here’s what he did with it:


Perhaps wisely, no bird has taken up lodging there yet. This afternoon the fellow who lives down stairs, aka my second husband, screwed it to the tree. See how useful it is to have a sharedΒ backyard? Maybe now one of our local birds will give the house a try.

Elizabeth wrote a card for her teacher which I thought I’dΒ share:


Elizabeth wrote: Deeyir Miss Smith. I luv yoo it the bac of yor card ther is sum maths. Luv from Elizabeth.

Translation: Dear Miss Smith. I love you. On the back of your card there is some maths. Love from Elizabeth.


19 responses to “A robin redbreast and more of Elizabeth’s writing”

  1. Cute drawing and writing, although I’m more impressed with Elizabeth’s drawing.

    That bird house looks smaller to house two birds and their kiddos πŸ˜€

    1. Yes, it’s quite a small house but robin redbreasts are very little.

  2. A robin was always the first down to investigate when I;d been digging in the garden πŸ™‚ I love the little UK one πŸ™‚
    I had to laugh at your husband’s attempts with the bird house! I hope it has some visitors soon.
    hahaha I love that Elizabeth gives her teacher maths to do!! πŸ™‚

    1. I tease my husband a bit about his handy man skills but he’s self-assured enough not to worry about it. And he can’t be good at everything as that wouldn’t be fair. He’s already good at maths (obviously), but also really good at writing, he’s an International Chess Master, and he can speak French and Latin.

      And yes, we had a good laugh at Elizabeth’s questions for her teacher. I wonder what her teacher will think?

  3. What a lovely post. Elizabeth is becoming such a good writer. I hope her teacher can solve the math problems.

    Ben’s handyman efforts should get more publicity! The world needs more things to laugh about. πŸ™‚ Fingers crossed that a bird couple will decide to make the birdhouse their home.

    1. Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed. I’ll be sure to share more of Ben’s handyman work next time πŸ™‚

  4. I love your little Robin redbreast. I wish we had them here! And Elizabeth’s writing is delightful – thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, I’m glad you liked it.

  5. I love Elizabeth’s drawings! I’m curious about her teacher’s reaction.

    1. Yes, I’m curious too. She’s back to school today after the holidays and I think she plans to give it to her so I’ll keep you posted!

        1. The teacher thought it was very sweet but I’m not sure whether she did the sums πŸ™‚

          1. Hahaha it didn’t matter anymore!! The love declaration mattered the most!! Kudos to Elizabeth! A charmer.
            Thanks for sharing! Loved it!!

  6. I really like Ben’s attempts at putting up the bird house. It’s the sort of thing I would do – does the job for now and don’t think too far into the future as to what might happen to it!

    1. It had fallen off the tree once already too and he put it back in the same way.

      1. Laughing over my lunch!! In our office we have decided that Ben was “iterating” in the hope that he would converge upon a solution.

        1. Good! I’ll have to let Ben know he has provided lots of entertainment. He’ll be pleased πŸ™‚

  7. I was just watching QI explain why Robin Red Breasts were given their name when they are quite obviously orange not red. Apparently the word ‘Orange’ didn’t exist in the English language until the 16th century, and so everything was just called ‘red’. They are beautiful little birds!

    I love Elizabeth’s art work and maths πŸ™‚ And Ben’s bird house too!

    1. Ah, I never knew! That would explain why we also have red heads and red squirrels when both are really orange rather than red. They are very cute birds πŸ™‚

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