There's something strange going on outside. There's something yellow and round in the sky. And the sky's blue, there aren't many clouds. I've just mown the lawn and picked some hellebore flowers to float in a bowl. It couldn't be. Could it? Surely not. Could it be Spring at long last?
So after an afternoon spent mowing the lawn, discovering a series of Coco-paw sized holes dug in one of the flower borders, (she maintains that it must be a neighbour's cat, but the earth engrained in between her toe nails and the muddy whiskers around her otherwise white face are a bit of a give away) and generally starting the tidying up the garden process, I returned indoors on the pretext of making a pot of tea and started on my layout using photos from my birthday treat with my daughter. It's going to be a double page layout and I only got to finish one side before a thirsty voice from the garden said 'what happened to that cup of tea?' Ooops.
So I brought the finished layout into the conservatory to photograph as the light was best in there. The dog thought this was a game entitled 'get in the photo or if you can't do that, try and chew the layout'. It wasn't until I uploaded the photo that I noticed that in waving the page around to keep it out of reach of my furry friend, some of the letters have started to lift. Oh well, nothing that a bit of glue won't put right! And of course in cropping the picture I have managed to make it look lop sided. In the photo of me, I am holding a chocolate tea cup, inside of which was a green tea and white chocolate mousse which had popping candy mixed in with it. Absolutely delicious!
It's amazing what a bit of sunshine can do to lift your mood, and having put our clocks forward an hour seems to make the days feel a little longer. However, I wonder how my muscles are going to feel tomorrow after all that gardening?