The first photo I took across the back garden at 6.30 am. The snow stopped falling and I went out to have the fun I missed out on last time we had snow and built my Suffragette Snow Woman. Now the snow is almost completely gone, just odd icy remnants left behind. Click on any photo in the gallery for more detail.
Category Archives: Postaday2018
Yesterday there was a recipe by Felicity Cloake for Barmbrack (basically a fruit loaf) in our weekend paper. The fruit had to soak in strong tea overnight so I set it going last night. We don’t like cherries so I substituted dried apricots and bits of crystallised ginger. I made the cake this morning and it is fabulous! I glazed it with ginger syrup from the ginger jar rather than making a sugar syrup. Success!
The promised snow eventually came in at 3pm, not enough to make a snowman/woman which I had hoped but enough to make the garden very pretty. Click on any of the photos to see the detail of the birds.
I found a tasty sounding recipe the other day, Roasted Cauliflower with Lentils and tried it this evening. Another scrumptious success.
Soulful Sunday – the snow makes for a very peaceful environment. I love the silence that comes with snowfall.
A bitter Easterly wind is battering us all again with snow already up-country and coming our way, in the far South West, tomorrow. The bird feeders have been very busy as if the birds know what’s coming and are stockpiling the food. We had to refill a second time today.
There were Goldfinches, Greenfinches, Blue Tits and Great Tits, Sparrows, Dunnocks and Pigeons, Blackbirds and Rooks as well as the ones I managed to catch on camera, shown below. It’s a pity it wasn’t the RSPB Great Bird Watch today!
Walking today in another bitter and quite strong wind, we saw just one sailing boat in a beautifully coloured sea.
It has been one of those March days so well described by Charles Dickens.
Knitting is receiving a very good press, research showing how it helps to calm the knitter!
We woke to the news that the amazing Stephen Hawking had died early this morning. The tributes to him have been wonderful and on The World at One this wonderful song of him with The Monty Python team was played. Here it is for you.
The following quotation came up today too. What a remarkable man he was in so many ways.
It’s raining again! Here is Welly-dog with daffodils through a rainy window. I love the distortion brought about by the water on the glass.
I was photographing the delicate Narcissi when I noticed the spider within.
The lane we walk down to get to town is covered in dropped Camellia flowers. These two caught my eye, one recently fallen and one in a further state of decay.
The wall garden is looking pretty with blue Hyacinths and yellow Tete a Tete.
We went for a ‘Mother’s Day’ lunch today at The Gylly on the beach and it was delicious and much quieter than yesterday would have been. We also had our first scrumptious ice-creams of the season!
Afterwards we did a short coastal walk to Swanpool and noticed for the first time the following lovely dedication on a bench.
Last night I finished of a pair of Sally-boots for a baby expected any day now by one of my ex-pupils with whom I have stayed in touch. They are ready to post as soon as word comes through.
P.S. LiveWire 3, whose 7th birthday it is today, loves her sewing box and all the bits therein! 🙂