I went into Saffron Walden this morning to collect our prescriptions and while I was there I took a picture of the Church spire. However, as I looked out of the window this afternoon I saw this mother and baby kissing, so these won over the spire. This picture was taken through the kitchen window and they were over on the far side of our orchard.
While I was in town I posted my electoral vote, for myself, for election to stand as a Governor for Addenbrookes NHS Trust; I hope I do not come last!
The weather has been variable, cold and windy, but also with some warm sunshine.
A lazy day doing what Sunday is for; cooking roast lamb, as it is Easter and doing very little else.
This small fox was relaxing in the top part of our garden and this picture was taken through the window. It saw Dougal waiting to go out and very quickly disappeared, so not much change to get a better picture. I think we have at least three foxes who visit our garden, this small one, a very large male, which I saw last week and a normal sized one; daddy, mummy and baby maybe?
Homebase, where we purchased our kitchen, were taken over recently and no longer fit kitchens; they are being rebranded as Bunnings. They had also sold my kitchen worktops, which were supposed to be saved for me and wanted me to have dark ones; they no longer provide pale ones. I suspect that with the rebranding they might stop selling some of the things that they do now. They do not give Nectar points, no longer have customer toilets and the staff seem to be leaving in droves; at least from the Bishop’s Stortford store. I have been fighting them since January, to get a full refund and last week they finally agreed, so I went into the store so that they could refund the money straight into my account.
Our new builder was coming to start work on the final parts of the kitchen and bathroom that were not finished when we sacked the previous builders; last week he had a heart attack and is in hospital. The boiler fitter was coming the first week of May and has had to be put on hold. With all that is going on with my husband and his replacement knee and broken leg, I shall leave things as they are for now and then start again!
I then went into Bishop’s Stortford town for some shopping and to host the Mensa meeting, in Waterstones Bookstore that is held every third Saturday in the month. My husband managed very well without me and can now carry his coffee, in a closed Costa travel mug from kitchen to lounge; progress.
Today’s picture is of a young Easter Bunny, taken through the kitchen window. It should be a blip tomorrow but it is possible it will not appear on Sunday.
An interesting morning, trying to help my husband who is normally very independent and does not like being helped. However, he had to give in and allow me to put on his elastic stockings, which he has to wear for the next six weeks. I can see that this is going to be fun time! Some of our family are visiting him this afternoon, which he will enjoy.
Today’s picture is of one of our European Grey Squirrels sitting on the wall; as usual it was taken through the window.
I visited Cambridge Clear Beauty Clinic during late morning, so that my surgeon, Mr Tariq Ahmad could check my wound where he had removed the ganglion. He is happy with it and does not need to see me again; he hopes the ganglion will not return, so do I.
Then I went to Scotsdales Garden Centre for lunch and I wish I had not bothered. I was slightly later than usual, but they still had an hour of service left, but some things were no longer available, including the jacket potato that I knew I could eat. I bought some more cacti and some potting compost, then visited my husband in Addenbrookes Hospital.
I took today’s picture through the kitchen window of this baby Reeves Muntjac, as you can see, another small tree is about to be eaten!
Today I decided I would get up later than usual, but even without an alarm set I still woke up at 0700 hours. This means I could get a lot of work done this morning, before visiting my husband this afternoon.
I have spoken to him this morning, he had been for an x-ray and had a croaky throat, but that often happens after an operation and he is otherwise okay.
Today’s picture is of my neighbour’s dog, Bo, who many of you have seen before as I usually blip him when I look after him. Bo is now thirteen and looking his age. He hates being in his outside run as he normally lives in the house with them, but I only had to feed him for two days as his mummy and daddy have not gone away for very long this time.
Another very frosty morning, but then the sun shone and it was quite warm.
It has been sunny for much of the day, although the wind is quite cold. As my husband is going into hospital tomorrow, I decided that this was a day to be with him, rather than doing any work or household jobs.
Inspired by Ripitup’s success, I have dug out my 5:2 Fast Diet book in order to try and lose my last few kilos. So as I am not allowed to knit have been reading this book again.
Today’s picture is of some of the Greengage blossom on one of our trees. The extra below is Dougal and Florence in the deliberately left wild part of our garden, waiting together in the hope that an unsuspecting animal will appear so that they can hunt it down together.