Anyone who reads my blog regularly may remember that I had a fence built in Autumn and a narrow b order of garden in front of it. My son and I between us planted just under three hundred tulips in the border and they are just beginning to poke through the soil. Well something has decided to start digging them up. There are holes in the soil where I presume the bulb has been and there is no sign of a bulb. My daughter in law says she thinks it is the birds - she may well be correct. But whatever it is I do wish they would leave them there to flower in May.
All the snow has gone and has been replaced today by horrible fog and a damp cold. This is set to disappear tomorrow as the wind rises and we may even get a sunny day. Tess hopes so of course as it is the day when friend S takes her for a walk.
I have to stay in to take delivery of a new bookcase I have ordered. At last I shall have an opportunity to really sort my books out into categories and then into alphabetical order (fingers crossed). This may sound a bit optimistic but I am going to give it a try because I can search for an hour for a book and not find it and then, as I am casually passing the shelves I see it there. I don't suppose I am alone in doing this.
The gas boiler has been serviced today so that is another job done. I can tick it off my list of things outstanding to be done - I hate lists like this - things have to be done quickly for me.
Everyone in our Book Group really enjoyed 'Days without End' by Sebastian Barry. It generated such a lot of discussion. Our next book is 'Killing Floor' by Lee Child - can't get much more different than that I guess. But I really believe that one should read all kinds of books - just because one is retired doesn't necessarily mean one should give up on page five if one is not enjoying the reading. What do the rest of you think? Should you be able to say that now you are retired you need only read books you enjoy or should you still be prepared to tackle books outside your field of enjoyment?