We went into Bishop’s Stortford this morning and had breakfast at Café Thyme, although I took a picture of my bacon and avocado sandwich I decided that today’s picture should be this Daisy, growing in the grass in the orchard.

Once home again I spent just over two hours in the garden planting some summer bulbs and four small shrubs as well as doing some tying up of plants and clearing some weeds.

It was overcast early when we went out this morning, but has been warm and sunny for most of the day.

A Daffodil for St David’s Day


Today is St David’s Day so I decided to use a picture of one of the first Daffodils to flower in our garden; this one is under the Cherry tree. I thought it prettier than a Leek; the Daffodil represents Wales and the Leek St David’s Day. No I am not Welsh, I was born in The Fens.

A dry morning although cold and quite windy, with rain forecast for later. I did some more work on my family tree, adding some more pictures. I have recently found (via FaceBook) a cousin twice removed, or even three times removed in America and she is going to help me to fill in some gaps.

Crocuses and Primroses

It was sunny during the morning, but clouded over in the afternoon. A day of catching up with more paperwork, not sure where it all comes from!

Today’s pictures are of some purple Crocus buds growing in one of the front brick tubs at the North end of the house. There are quite a lot of bulbs coming through which Victoria and I planted in the Autumn, but these have been there for many years. The Primrose is in the matching brick tub at the South end of the house and has also been there for many years.

Snowdrops and Crocus

This morning is was very sunny and quite warm, but it clouded over at lunchtime resulting in a dull afternoon. A little work today and a lot of paperwork to sort out.

Yesterday when I was in the garden, these Snowdrops were out, the Crocus were nowhere to be seen. Today they were fully open as was the purple one on the right-hand side.


One of today’s picture is of my Busy Lizzie plant; the other is a Primrose growing in the border. The Busy Lizzie was brought into the house last year just before the frosts killed them. It has decided to flower in February, so I thought it worthy of a blip.

Our grandson Oliver visited this morning, he had not visited his Grandad while he was in hospital and will not go near a hospital if he can help it; too many bad memories for him and his hate of needles. He discussed amongst other things how his apprenticeship is going. Other than that we had a lazy Sunday.

It has bee a dry, sometimes dull day with some sunshine.