Tuesday, February 21, 2012


I hesitate to say it but maybe that freezing cold spell might be over. And about time too.

After what seemed like weeks of snow and ice with temperatures hovering around minus 10, it came as a welcome surprise to see sunshine and blue skies on Saturday. Immediately put the washing machine on and rattled off three loads. Then gave Jock a much needed shampoo (can't really do it indoors and it's been far too cold outdoors recently). He could do with a haircut too, but I think I'll wait 'til it gets a bit warmer.

 Whilst hanging the rags on the line, I noticed a couple of daffs beginning to poke through the grass. Then some snowdrops and a crocus and a white flower with a yellow centre (haven't a clue what it is but it's rather pretty). Encouraging signs of early spring. Or maybe I'm speaking too soon.