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Yes Rachel - you are correct. My niece and her son, my Great Nephew, have been staying since Wednesday and have just started their drive back to Long Eaton in Derbyshire an hour ago. My Great Nephew has been very seriously ill for a year and is now, at last, on the road to recovery. It was good to see him looking well again.
The weather here is very chilly. Looking at the weather map this morning I see that by next week-end we are coloured yellow again, suggesting warm weather. But at the moment it is really 'sitting by the radiator' weather.
But the birds are into their Spring Routine like mad and Mr and Mrs Blackbird, who are living in my hedge, are both out this morning gathering worms from my front lawn. So busy and eager are they that when Tess and I stood on the step to wave off my Niece they continued to forage for worms while keeping a beady eye on us.
Three days without any News leaves me in a sort of void. Yes, I have had a cursory read of The Times each day over my breakfast and in the evenings we have done all the puzzles, crosswords etc. together. But actual 'real' news has been non-existent in this household - and perhaps I am all the better for it. Breaks in such things are good for the soul.
Lunch and Dinner out yesterday means that I have eaten far too much. Both were delicious. There seems to be a sudden fashion here for sweet potato chips - I have developed a taste for them - they are very good indeed.
Tess has enjoyed lots of walks and will definitely miss them today when I am catching up with things. My washing machine has just 'pinged'
which means I can put the sheets and towels to dry and thus get everywhere 'back to normal' - so goodbye until tomorrow.