When I was a teenager, my mum used to knit dishcloths and I loved them. No sponge wipe or J-cloth will ever compete. So, when I saw Bridget on her lovely blog http://malbridgehouse.blogspot.co.uk/ talking about knitting them, I asked her how much she would charge to make me a couple. Today these five beautiful dishcloths arrived in the post and I am very, very happy. Aren't they gorgeous? Anyway, I'm seriously in her debt as she didn't charge me anything. I'll think of something.
Spring is at last making an appearance in the garden. We're still way behind everyone else I'm afraid, but we'll get there eventually.
Columbine leaves starting to unfurl:
Hellebore (not sure which variety):
Again, not sure about the variety of this little Narcissus:
Guelder Rose is always the first to come out in the hedge, at least two months before the Beech:
Today the dogs and I went for a long walk, made longer by the fact that Jack disappeared down into an old rabbit warren, only reappearing fifteen minutes later. I was NOT happy. He also ate his own body weight in fox poo. Snippet ate the afterbirth from.....er.....something, and, in the absence of waterproof trousers, the weather decided to hit me hard from behind with hail and freezing rain for twenty minutes. When we got back, a complete change of clothes was required. I've had better walks. The sun was lovely before and after the deluge though.
These next three are of the aftermath of the swailing:
Looking over at Thornworthy Tor:
With the stormy sky behind it, the dead grass looked like fur today:
Whilst sitting in the doctor's waiting room the other day, I found a 'Which' survey of the least satisfactory cars and look what came first/last! I feel vindicated and relieved that we weren't alone.
So until next time, have a great weekend and here are the boys enjoying themselves a couple of days ago.