but for how long? At the moment the temperature is well above the average for May and this looks as if it will continue over the weekend. Looking back over the records I noticed that early May last year was not over warm either. The difference was that the nights were not quite so extremely cold.
As predicted we feasted on salad leaves on Sunday and Monday I felt like
Alys Fowler as I cut Monday's portion. Although I enjoyed the tv programme that accompanied this book she did rather irritate me at times. The dog was cute though! If you know me you will realised that is unusual as I am not enamoured of dogs as a race.
There was great excitement earlier in the week as we had new birds on the bedroom window feeders. A quick check in the bird confirmed my suspicion that they were greenfinches. John took some great photographs the following day
They have been back since so I am hoping they will be regular visitors. Tia is being driven mad by pigeons. They sit on the railings and she watches them from the front room window. They seem to think the other birds are dropping bits especially for them.
John was disappointed to find that the newly planted caulis at the allotment had been stripped of their leaves by ... slugs? All that wild vegetation around and they have to have the plants.
My fish hanging is almost finished it needs embellishments. The Easter one awaits a bunny for the spare corner. Grace is cross because her cardigan is not finished. I keep telling her she will have to remonstrate with Tia.
Next Thursday Biddle and I have a birthday. We are both getting far too old and so will commiserate with coffee and cake.