Another wet day, although the sky seems to be lightening. We both awoke at around half-past four and didn't get back to sleep again. Me because I am always the same when I am going off for the day and the farmer because two arguing blackbirds kept him awake.
One is nesting in the tree peony/clematis in our front garden (that 'dad' sits on the wall by the side of said tree peony) and the other is nesting in the ivy on the opposite wall by the telegraph post. (that 'dad' sits on top of the post). And as soon as it is dawn they start to sing. And they sing.....and they sing. It is now half past nine in the morning and they are still at it. I suppose we must give them the opportunity; after all once the babies are born they will be run off their feet (or maybe flown off their wings is a better description).
Today I am going to Kirby Lonsdale with friend W to meet our friends P and D. I will post details of the delicious Italian food later in the day if I haven't eaten too much.
It poured with rain for much of the day with a brief Spring-like period just as we reached the little town. These two half-grown
cats were taking advantage of the sunshine in a rather unusual place. By the time we had eaten our meal it was raining again and as we walked back to the car park they were back under the verandah in their cosy bed with their mother!
As so the food, as usual it was superb. The restaurant we always go to is an Italian one called Avanti (if you are ever in Kirby Lonsdale do give it a try but book because it is always full).
I took a photograph of my meal - a pasta meal with spicy Italian sausage. It was a mixture of linguine, spicy sausage, roasted cherry tomatoes and wilted spinach - all with an oily dressing. How easy it must be for the Italian housewife to rustle up a tasty meal if someone calls unexpectedly; these were all the foods which you would have in your fridge.