Monday, February 21, 2011

Some sunshine please........

Oh these dreich days are really getting the better of me............the lurgy has been hanging around in our house for weeks now, little star was ill for about 3 weeks, she then had a small spell of jollyness and is now full of coughs and cold again :(

Last week I coughed like I smoked 40 a day and then eventually took to my bed at the weekend, full of the cold and feeling very flu like.........bleurgh.

So, in an attempt to try and cheer myself up, I decided to take a look through some lovely Spring pictures taken in the garden either last Spring or the Spring before that (I'm thinking prob the Spring before that as Stella took up all of my time last year!)

Where is the sunshine of February? The lovely sunny days promising us that Spring is just around the corner? There is nothing nicer than being able to take a cuppa out to the back door and sit and enjoy a bit of early Spring sunshine on your face, it warms the soul out of hibernation, don't you think?

Oh how I long for the yellow burst of little celandine flowers along the bank of the burn, and that sparkle of sunlight off the water as it trickles down to the big burn...........

Fingers crossed Mr. Sunshine arrives back from his long holiday fairly soon. In the meantime, I hope this little burst of Spring has cheered you up, it's certainly given me hope!

L x

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Marmalade making

Well, that's January been and gone for another year! I have a bit of a love hate relationship with January, the house looks so bare without the Christmas decorations, but before long the spring bulbs are in, so I just have to fill the house with blooms.

So far we've had few pots of hyacinths blooming away and filling the house with their gorgeous scent, a bunch of tulips and now we're awaiting the burst of sunshine from a little pot of tete a tetes.

January can be such a long dark month, but this year we had a lovely week of sunshine, and the days were noticeably getting longer. Little star and I went out for a few walks with the dogs at about 4pm and Spring was most definitely in the air.

I do love curling up at the fire with a good book though, especially on a Sunday afternoon. I've just finished this book, a very good read, given to me by my Mother-in-law for Christmas.

We've at last almost finished the kitchen, there's still a wood store to build, a shelving unit to get painted up and a few finishing touches, but it is so lovely having the space to live in. Getting the cook books out and having a play in the kitchen has been great fun after a year of no kitchen!

Marmalade making was started last night so the first batch is done.

See you soon!

L x