It has been one of those weeks when Mr P and I have mostly stayed indoors in the warm. Mr P had been taking antibiotics for a chest infection and is a lot better now. It was an opportunity for me to do some light cleaning jobs and reading and for Mr P to potter with his preparations for growing this year's plants in the covered yard/conservatory. It's that time of the year when we just want to rest, keep warm and catch up with some hobbies.
When our grandson S and his girlfriend E came to visit during the Christmas holiday period they brought us a bouquet of flowers chosen by E for the colour and variety.
The bouquet has given us a lot of pleasure especially as they've lasted so well. Some of them are still fresh and I've arranged them in two small vases.
I kept one of the white hyacinths that I grew to give as Christmas gifts.
From the living room windows I can see that there's a lot going on in the garden with roses still surviving, delicate snowdrops blooming and Spring bulbs pushing up through the soil.
There are a few garden birds taking shelter in the trees especially the hawthorn where there are some berries still clinging to the branches. The male blackbirds are regular visitors and I was pleased to see a robin which was fluffing up its feathers to keep warm.
Last evening our local daughter offered to come and bring us some provisions as we're expecting snow. We had a sprinkling of snow on Wednesday, but so far nothing much as yet. We are prepared as we have preserves and dried goods in the store cupboard, milk in the fridge and enough frozen food to last as well as a central heating system that was serviced recently.
I hope all is well with you. Thank you in advance for coming by and leaving a comment. I'll catch up with your news this weekend. Wishing you a good one wherever you are and whatever you're doing.