Yesterday, while I was in my shed, I had the stable door open...the heater off...and there was a Robin perched in the apple tree singing his heart out...today is bitterly cold, there's a strong gusty wind blowing, and it's hammering down with rain.
Tom's Bull...the biggest and most wicked one...is mooching about on the sodden field opposite our cottage looking as miserable as sin...there is a high hedge for him to take shelter under but he's not the brightest chap and he's just standing there...right in the middle of the field while the rain lashes down.
And I know we're lucky in very many respects...we haven't been flooded out and aren't faced with a wrecked home and insurance claims to deal with...but this has been a seriously horrible winter.
I wasn't feeling up to much this morning so we went shopping this afternoon...Himself is grand doing odd bits during the week, but he'll miss the special offers and doesn't always avail of the two for one...and I do check them first to make certain that is the best way of buying them...
Luckily our local supermarket has begun to stock vegetarian ready meals...most serve two people so there's enough for two meals for me...and it's just a case of putting them in the oven for twenty minutes. It so goes against all my principles to buy something readymade but it can't be helped...
Himself is grand at cooking fish and sausages and those sort of meals...he even asked me if I minded my veggie burger being under the grill at the same time as his sausages...'so long as the sausages don't spit all over the burger' I said.
Cindy, our daughter-in-law in Sweden, was given a smoked Moose heart...she was asking for advice about how to tackle it...I'd have told her to sling it out of the nearest window for a passing Wolf...
We've not seen any of the Michaels for a while and even odder, Roland Rat seems to have gone missing...unless he's swopped his Doc Martins for soft soled slippers. The cats might have eaten him I suppose...he must have ventured outside sometimes.
I'm going to bed...and back to the Doctors I think on Monday to see if another helping of steriods might help...