It's a grey day here today with one of the those tantalising skies of blue showing through here and there. A friend from Lincolnshire has just phoned and it is sunny there so it is obvious we are just a little too far to the North to catch the sun.
We are more or less in the grip of Covid here now. Our local Comprehensive is shut and apart from the necessary shops our little town has more or less shut down. Not that I would notice as I am not allowed over the threshold.
Looking out into my garden I can see the tips of crocus poking through the soil - that gives me hope. And there is the vaccine of course - whether or not to have it when it becomes available. I know I am particularly vulnerable at the moment - under the weather recuperating from quite a major operation, no appetite at present and many professionals coming into the bungalow to help my recovery all well protected of course but all having been to visit people in a similar state to me. When they come in they have a new plastic apron on, new gloves and new mask - all are destroyed when they move on.
No mice have been caught so far - six traps, baited with peanut butter - but they are clever these mice. A friend suggests a raisin stuck in the peanut butter so we shall try that tonight - my friend says they cannot resist raisins (sounds like me and Bounty Bars).
Well with the onset of evening the blue sky has won and chased away the grey clouds - but no sun of course - too late in the day.