1 Having done the RSPB Big Birdwatch at the weekend in the gales and had very few to record, today the goldfinches turned up in crowds. At one point there were ten!
2 The snowdrops are just delightful and withstanding the gales as they do.
3 The house is full of the smell of the new season’s marmalade bubbling away – so lovely and, very special as every year it brings my Dad into the kitchen as it was he who always made the marmalade when we were kids. He used to make a special little pot for me without any peel! This batch is Seville Orange with Red Grapefruit and the colour is very beautiful.