At the moment life seems just a little bit hectic and overwhelming. I really don't know why but it is coming up to the first anniversary of the farmer's death (March 22nd) and I think that is probably beginning to affect me adversely. But life must go on.
The snow is going quite rapidly here. The icicles which were dripping yesterday have gone completely and grass is showing through on parts of the front lawn. The paths were clear enough this morning for me to take Tess for her morning walk - with care.
This afternoon an hour's ukulele playing with a small group was very enjoyable and since I came home I have just done one or two household jobs which I had left undone. Now I shall settle down and watch Mary Berry, who never ceases to amaze me with her enthusiasm and her energy - and the way she behaves and dresses - like someone half her age.
My interest in gardening is returning and I am busy looking for various herbaceous plants to fill a small bed. So far I have earmarked two or three winter flowering hellebores, ditto winter flowering heathers, a couple of perennial wallflowers and several possible geranium such as Russell Pritchard, which I particularly like. The man who looks after my garden is coming as soon as the weather improves so I shall have to start buying them ready to put in. Anybody got any other ideas - it isn't a very large plot so nothing too big and nothing which takes over. Any suggestions welcome though.