Saturday, 13 April 2019

Saturday

Can it really get any colder for April?   Sharp east winds by day,sharp frosts by night, central heating full on.   Maybe my blood is getting thin.   Whatever the reason, it is jolly cold in spite of a bright sun shining directly into the sitting room window.

Strangely enough everything in the garden progresses as it normally does.   The daffodils are fading just in time for the tulips to come out and the perennials I planted last year grow daily and will soon fill in the spaces of soil at the rate they are going. 

After a busy, useful week I had intended to do all kind of jobs today but somehow have never really got going.   Friend H came round for coffee this morning.   After she had gone I cooked myself some lunch, read The Guardian (why do I take it instead of my usual Times on a Saturday - I really must change it - there is nothing like the content in it).   The only thing I have done since then is to walk Tess again and to wash and peg on the line two cashmere jumpers which are now flapping nicely in the wind. 

There is an excellent series on the television at present about Italy so I am looking forward to that tonight.   I have watched the ones on Naples and Venice.   Tonight's is on Florence so I am sure I shall enjoy that too.

9 comments:

Rachel Phillips said...

Well if it is any consolation I have done nothing today and I can tell you that it is still bloody cold in East Anglia.

Ann said...

Down here in Devon we have a bitterly cold wind too! I can’t see us spending Easter on the beach this year, as we have done in the past!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Last year in April I was sitting by the sea in Blakeney eating ice-cream; not something I shall be doing any time soon by the look of it.

justjill said...

Cold here too and the wind....

Anonymous said...

The forecast is for a very warm and sunny Easter weekend. At last!

Heather said...

Perishing cold down here too, in spite of lovely sunshine. An armchair trip around Italy is just the thing for this weather, but it is bound to warm up soon - she said hopefully! I can hardly believe we were enjoying such mild conditions a month ago.

Sue in Suffolk said...

Pea sized hail stones here today but the forecast is better for next week and Easter weekend

The Weaver of Grass said...

All we can do is hope the forecast is right.

angryparsnip said...

We have had some cool wind but our summer is knocking at the door.
I friend of mine in Canada had more snow !

cheers, parsnip