It is not often that the North is 'better' than the South - we are usually the underdogs (not that I mind as the South has so many more people and up here our countryside is quite empty = and long may it remain so) but weatherwise this week we are definitely the winners. When I got up in the night and looked out of the window the sky was literally ablaze with stars and until a short time ago the sky was an unbroken blue and the sun was shining. Cold it might be but it is a lovely day.
Friend S has been and taken Tess for a lovely long walk so she is very happy too.
Yesterday fast broadband was added to my computer so that today there are teething problems
and for a while I couldn't get on to my blog. Then my emails weren't working. Now, at present, everything seems to be working well - time will tell.
A wonderful programme on television last evening had me enthralled with a journey from Vienna, through Switzerland and to the summit of the Eiger - all by train, including rack and pinion towards the end. I have always been a great traveller - luckily both of my husbands enjoyed travelling too - but now my poor mobility means travel is virtually impossible on my own. But programmes like this take me to places I shall never visit, without moving out of my armchair - so bring them on I say.
Last week it was three great rivers of the world from source to the sea - the Amazon, the Nile and the Mississippi - how lucky we are to have programmes like these brought into our homes. I often think how much my parents, especially my father, would have enjoyed this. My father was a great amateur naturalist and some of the programmes on natural history would have enchanted him.
Great day for drying clothes = towels flapping on the line - must fetch them in, I don't think they will dry any more today. So until tomorrow.....