Monday, 20 January 2020
Ship shape and Bristol Fashion.
Monday morning, washing done and in the tumble drier, the lady who cle ans for me has been and gone and everywhere is neat and tidy - just how I like it. I cooked myself a lunch of roasted root vegetables and a jacket potato which I stuffed with tuna and that was delicious. I did intend to go out for a walk with my walker this afternoon but, although it is a lovely sunny day the wind is now very strong so I don't intend to chance it. I know I have to keep walking or I shall become unable to walk, but not in a strong wind. Instead I keep walking around the house doing various jobs so I am not sitting around.
As I sit here at my computer in the window of my computer room a seagull floats over the garden carried in the wind. Seagulls are everywhere here although we are a good sixty miles from the sea I would have thought. I guess we are about mid way between the North Sea at places like Saltburn and the Irish Sea at maybe Morecambe. When we were children we would point out seagulls and say they were coming inland as there was going to be a storm at sea. Now they lay their eggs and raise their young on the moorland I can see from my window. Times have changed - I guess these seagulls are a success story in terms of numbers. The sky may be completely empty of seagulls but stick the plough into the ground and set it off down the first furrow and I'll bet by the time a farmer gets to the other end of that furrow there are a hundred seagulls behind him. How do they get the message?
Here's hoping for a few more days of bright sunshine - cold it might be but how welcome the sun is in January. I have snowdrops in bud in my garden.