Because friend S is away for a few days she was unable to take Tess for her Wednesday walk this week. I took her round the estate before I went out and again when I got back - I went to a special exercise class for the over sixties. It was very good indeed. I have come back and have already stiffened up - but I have learned a lot of new exercises to do to help my mobility and the teacher also gave me a sheet of exercises designed to help with balance, which is exactly what I need.
I wasn't sure what stage had been reached with Mr and Mrs Blackbird - but now there is little doubt. Of Mrs Blackbird there is no sign and all day today Mr Blackbird has been sitting in the hawthorn tree singing his beak off. The weather has been nigh on perfect - warm and sunny at last,although now - almost seven o'clock in the evening, it is quite cold and I have switched on the heating.
I have a large clump of daisy-like flowers in my garden and they will soon be out. I climbed the steps to look at them this morning and found them absolutely covered in ladybirds -presumably emerging from their winter sleep. There must have been fifty at least - yes - things are really waking up at last.