Someone is pleased to be home and has slept almost non-stop since her arrival!
We came home hoping that 'our' swallows and house martins would have arrived, but no such luck. One pair of swallows are nesting in the old milking parlour but as yet there are no more and no sign at all of house martins or swifts. I expect the weather has been too cold for them.
In Edam, as we sat in the square, the air was full of the sight and sound of swifts. But the temperature was almost eighty and that is what brings them in. We did also see a stork's nest which was a first for me.
I am putting on an early post as my Broadband connection is only intermittent. Today the farmer is walking with his walking group and friend W and I have booked a Sunday lunch - and so the summer lunching programme has begun again. I might add to this post to tell what we ate later on if I am still on line.