I thought I would start today's blog with a little trip around the garden. In the Honeysuckle remains the remnants of Mabel & Earls nest from last Spring. Hopefully they will be back soon building a nest again ready to raise another clutch of baby Blackbirds.
The bird bath has frozen over a few times lately and we've had to do a quick defrost to make sure that the birds who do visit our garden can get to the water. The Hellebore's are all starting to shows signs of flowering. These are one of my favourite plants and I have the dotted about all of the garden. Our Fatsia was one of the first things we planted when we moved her in 2009 and this year the flowers have been magnificent. And at last there are signs that Spring is not too far away as all my daffodils are getting ready to show off their beautiful flowers again this year.
and look who popped by to say hello. I'd like to think it's Mabel and know it probably isn't but humor me all the same.
I usually find January a hard month having had all my family around at Christmas and some time off I always feel that I come back down to earth with a bump when it's all over for another year and it's back to normality and work. It's still been so dark of a morning travelling to work and by the time I leave it's usually dark when I return home. It was lovely to see this beautiful red sky as I traveled to work through the Vale of Belvoir the other morning and to see such blue skies later in the day. But that didn't last did it. We then went back to a dark morning accompanied by snow and the last couple of mornings it has been freezing.
Still only one more month of Winter and anyone who follows Green Rabbit Designs will know that Vivienne doesn't believe we have three months of Winter and that we are now in fact in Pre-Spring. If you click on the link you will also see that when she was making her little Christmas bunnies I got a really lovely surprise when she named one of her girls Mitzi. Now I know it's only coincidence but leave me in my ignorance a bit longer won't you. I don't get to meet any other Mitzi's with it being such an unusual name and when I do it's usually the name of someone's poodle or cat so it was nice to share my name with such a gorgeous girl instead.
now I'm going to show off my bargain of the week. I picked up these lovely Tulips one evening when I stopped at the Supermarket for bread and milk as you do, for 30p when their ticket price originally was £5
across the week they have opened and I have to tell you their perfume has been out of this world.
I do like to have flowers in the house.
These are sat on my dining room table.
Speaking of tables, some of you like to share the things that gather on your table across the week or month so I thought I would share with you what was on my table yesterday. A nice cream/jam filled scone and a cup of tea having taken the four paws out for a walk.
And lastly this week we have celebrated the last of our January birthdays.
Doesn't he look cute? Now I'd like to tell you he's just turned 3 but that was the age number one son was in the photograph. In reality he has just had his 27th birthday. How did that happen when I'm only 27 myself. Well that's where I am in my head it's not what I see when I look in the mirror of a morning can be quite a shock I can tell you.
At what age should you stop buying your son a card with Bart Simpson on it?
Have a good week one & all