Any suggestion that it is already Spring up here in Yorkshire is greatly misplaced. It is a very cold day; there was a sharp frost this morning and after a sunny start it is now grey, cloudy and with a sharp easterly wind whipping down the road at a cracking pace. In the space of the last half hour my gardener has been and mowed the lawn and gone before I could pay him, the window cleaner has been and washed all my windows (what I would give for the 'old' way of washing windows - these days it is a brush on a long hose and it leaves drops of water all over the window, never producing as satisfactory a result).
Lunch out at The Three Horseshoes was, as usual, delicious - and as usual I had Quiche, salad, cole slaw and crispy salty chips - delicious. Now I shall have nothing more to eat today other than a bowl of mixed blueberries and strawberries (Dutch and very good) with yoghourt.
My plants which I had ordered were on my doorstep when I got home and although I didn't feel like it I put them in immediately and watered them in. Then in a fit of enthusiasm I took all my boxes, tins etc. up to the tip (I forgot to put them out in the week). Now it is time to settle down and watch 'The Repair Shop'. A busy day. Tess has had her PetPals walk and came back just as I came back from town. She walked today with Mitzi, a rough-haired rescue Pointer - such a delightful dog but apparently a real 'scamp. I just hope Tess doesn't pick up any tricks.