Our local auction house, Tennants, are offering a Winter Warmers menu in their restaurant throughout January and February so naturally friend W and I wended our way down there after our usual morning coffee with 'the gang'. Fish pie with prawns served with savoy cabbage, green beans and samphire and accompanied by a glass of house rose wine - and all for ten pounds. What's not to like? We finished with a coffee and a look round some absolutely beautiful tables and chairs and jewelry - all to be included in future sales and then came home.
It is such a nice day without the sharp cold wind that has been blowing for days and so Tess and I had a walk in spite of the fact that she had only recently returned from her Friday Petpals walk with Rio and Cosmo. We both enjoyed it and when I have finished this we are going to take the air again before shutting up for the night.
There is such an improvement in the weather today that I was prompted to have a short walk round the garden. Nothing much there (other than the dreaded Mares tail which I must learn to hoe out and tolerate (in that order) but the bulbs I planted are peeping through and Spring is on its way; whatever the weather might throw at us in the next week or not - it is inevitable.