Yes, there is no need to remind me that there is still a long way to go before Spring, but so far today Tess and I have had two walks and on both there has been Spring in the air. I believe that snow is forecast for later in the week but today is still and there is hazy sun. Because there is no wind it doesn't feel particularly cold and many of the gardens on the estate are beginning to show crocus, violas, snowdrops and a suggestion that daffodils are on their way. I feel distinctly upbeat.
If the colour of print has changed I apologise. I have just put in a new yellow and I am pretty sure I have forgotten to pull off a tag somewhere along the way - I shall now wait for my son to call and he will put me right (it won't be the first time). (There is a point, around my age, when the emphasis changes between mother and son and who knows best (not that either takes any notice) but I am pretty sure I have reached that watershed.)
This morning the lady who cleans for me rang to say she wasn't well so I have given a cursory (very) clean through the bungalow (thank heaven for my cordless vacuum cleaner), the chiropodist has been, worked magic on my feet and gone again, Tess has been walked, a birthday card has been written and posted (luckily there is a post box immediately opposite my front door) all e mails have been answered, posts have been read, my post has been written and now just one admin job to do and that is it for today.
My policy this week is not to listen to the News. It was advice from Rachel = and Rachel you will be pleased to hear that I am taking it. Hopefully it will do wonders for my blood pressure.