It has been dull and chilly here most of the time for the past few days - and we are unused to it - because here - at any rate - we have had such a lovely, sunny January. So for the last couple of days I have been feeling under the weather and not in the least like posting. However, tonight I have perked up a bit so thought I would pop on just to say hello after putting my Tesco order on.
What to write about Well the blackbirds are singing - there is no doubt about that - and that does the soul good doesn't it. The resident blackie in my garden is a joy. And there is a very prominent robin in the garden and he is a delight to see - alright - not in the same league as blackie song-wise but that wonderful red chest of his cheers the place up. Do you feed the birds? I have fed them every morning for many years but not since I came to live here four years ago. My sitting room and my kitchen (which is a dining kitchen) are South-facing and get the sun all day and there is a large lawn - open plan and a busy road. Nowhere at all for a bird table. The back of the bungalow faces due North and in order to reach the patio I have to go out into the front lawn and push Priscilla down the steps and round to the back garden and many days in winter it is just too slippery or too cold.
But seeing the blackbird and the robin this morning I am tempted the buy a bag of meal worms (both love meal worms) but Iwould have to make the same journey unless I just fling a couple of handfuls on to the lawn and I don't think that is a good idea.
Well that's it for today. Not feeling one hundred percent - maybe a good night's sleep will do the trick. See you tomorrow.