How are you? It's been a lot milder here this week and I have been lucky enough to have a few days off work. So what have I done with my time? Well lots, but here are the prettiest bits :0)
1 ♥ Enjoying Tulips. As I could not find any Daffodils in the local shop this week I treated myself to some Tulips instead. Oh look, grown in Norfolk. They survived the arctic weather.
I chose these as I was intrigued as to how they would look once fully open.
It didn't take long until they were plump and frilly. So pretty.
And thirsty...ooops. This was a sad sight to come down to one morning.
Happily a drink revived them :0)
Their over-the-top-ness has made me smile this weekend.
2 ♥ Feeding the birds. I picked up some pink suet pellets as Robin always goes for them in the seed mix I have.
And as well as feeding him I'm increasingly leaving food for birds on my walks.
A full English Bird Breakfast by the foot bridge :0)
and a Birdy Brunch along the bridleway :0)
I love helping out our feathered friends when their normal food supply may be hard to find.
Though it's looking very springlike in a neighbours garden....Yay. Such a happy sight.
3 ♥ A Derbyshire walk. It was still pretty wintry an hour north of here on Thursday.
But I'm always happy to be in the hills.
We walked from Winster. It's not a place I have visited before. But I would love to return.
There were so many pretty views.
4 ♥ Birdsong. Looking at my Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady book I admired her beautiful painting of a Thrush.
We may not have horse drawn ploughs over 100 years later, but I'm happy the birds still survive and follow the same seasonal cycle. I'm sure their numbers are reduced but given half a chance I'm always hopeful they can thrive.
5 ♥ Batch Baking I defrosted some frozen Raspberries and softened a cooking apple with a little sugar and water.
Then added an oaty crumble topping. I've frozen one and I'm looking forward to some for desert tomorrow.
Wow. Happy Birthday Little Blog. You are still my happy place :0)
I hope you lovelies have an enjoyable week ahead.