I have had a stinking cold since Sunday with flu like symptoms, and I have been coughing well! I caught it off the grandchildren. I think 'someone up there is getting their own back' When I was about eight I gave my own grandparents mumps! I haven't been feeling at all well which is unusual for me, I usually try and keep going but this time I haven't felt like doing anything, but today I feel a lot better and ready to start again slowly!
I think my bulbs I had for Christmas are feeling like me! The hyacinths were a gift from my friend Jane, I planted them on 1st January, not sure what is happening with them, they get watered regularly, but their growth seems to be stunted!
My Amaryllis a gift from my friend Janice, planted the same day, but I see it has a bud now so things are looking up!
See the Oak tree in the background of this picture......... This morning I watched a chase round the branches of the tree consisting of a blackbird in the lead followed by two squirrels, it really brightened my day, it looked so funny!
Well its called Dendrobium Orchid, we thought we had killed it because all but three leaves went yellow and dropped off! Then I saw shoots rising from the bottom, so we have been carefully watering it with saved rain water. Hope we get more flowers this year!
This poor butterfly has been fluttering around my house since we brought the Christmas decorations down from the loft last year, which have since been packed them away and other activities have been going on. Then the other day I found the poor thing was just lying there. It is now in a box awaiting to be given to my friend Ginny. She and her husband David give lectures on Butterflies and Moths around the Exmoor area.
Travelling in the rain on the M5 Wednesday morning behind three pre-fab houses on wheels from Taunton to Devon trying to avoid spray from vehicles passing and Pot Holes
Yes pot holes on the motorway!
This timber-framed octagonal market hall built about 1590, is a monument to Dunster's once flourishing cloth trade. Dunster had become a centre for woollen and clothing production by 13th century. It was built by George Lutterell for traders to shelter traders and their wares from the rain. I live about fifteen minutes by car away! And, if you ever see the repeats of Poirot, the episode called the Cornish Mystery was filmed here!