Here is a tale to begin with today. On Breakfast television was a picture of a Giant Walrus basking on some rocks somewhere around our coast. Last week it had been seen in Kent and was obviously going around, presumably looking for a mate at this time of the year. Sadly it is doubtful it will find one because it is an Arctic giant walrus it is thought it probably arrived here after going to sleep on an icefloe and floating South. I have not seen a Giant walrus before so have no idea whether it is a young, inexperienced animal or an oldie beginning to lose its marbles. The fact remains that it has arrived out of its comfort zone. Let that be a lesson to all of us oldies - don't fall asleep on a train because you may well arrive in Land's End when you intended to go to John O'Groats.
Sensibly this morning I went for my walk fairly early. I saw four lots of folk to pass the time of day with, Matt mowing a lawn for a lady (it sounded hard going), then my neighbours off for the first time this season on their electric bicycles for their (one hour) bike ride. The weather was warm and sunny and it was a lovely walk. Now, sitting in my window typing this I see that the sky has clouded over and for now at least the sun has disappeared.
I am not posting this yet. Something else to cheer my day might happen yet so I shall keep it for later and see you then. Now it is indeed later and not a lot has happened. I must report that I am adding this to avoid doing what I really must do this afternoon, and that is make a start at making notes on 'Where the crawdads sing' which was my choice of book for our book group this month. Our meeting - via Zoom - is actually on Easter Monday - we decided we could have it on that day because none of us are allowed out to go anywhere so it will give us something to look forward to. And, of course, because it is my choice I have to give a presentation first - hence my note-taking.
I have enjoyed the book - a first novel written by a woman who is a scientist and has written several non-fiction books. And I must say it shows - it is a book which is written in a very ordered kind of way - and at the same time the marshes, which figure largely in the book, are described so well. I hope all the group have found it a good read.
Take care dear blog friends - see you again tomorrow.