1 We have a family of Magpies chattering away in the garden, not quite enough for a parliament (when there are lots of magpies gathered together) We have this rhyme with regard to Magpies but I’ve never seen more than five at once.
One for sorrow, two for joy;
Three for a girl, four for a boy;
Five for silver, six for gold;
Seven for a secret, never to be told;
Eight for a wish, nine for a kiss;
Ten for a bird that’s best to miss.
2 This very small snail was on our bench. I may not have found him quite so beautiful had he been among the baby lettuces!
3 Our new sculpture is being moved around the garden until we find just the right spot. Here he is sitting on several roof tiles, as advised by the sculptor, in the middle of the lawn but I don’t think he’ll stay there for long…….