after a few warmish days the temperature has fallen once more, today it has not risen above 3.5C and it is due to go below zero again tonight. We have had very little sun either. I have just read on the BBC site about the temperature houses should be heated to, thermostats set set much lower than mine ever is. Although we have double glazing out house is still draughty and we seldom feel all that warm. When the children were small I had to heat the house we lived because of Shaun's disability now I have to be careful not to get too cold because of my back. Yesterday the bill (estimated) arrived almost £200 and on the those really cold December days we did not really feel warm at all. Usually we phone in a new reading but this time we have not. It would be higher. I last out as long as I can before it goes on in winter. And by May we turn it off completely. Gas prices are increasing so much and carbon emissions have to come down. Perhaps they are trying to price us out of ever turning it on. The article makes the point that we heat our rooms much more than in the "olden days" are we heading back to the days of chilblains and scraping the frost off the windows?
Yesterday I had a visitor. He popped over the wall, miaowed because I took no noticed, intimated that he was waiting for something. Not a stroke because he does not like being stroked and usually lashes out. So I found him some biscuits which he ate then strolled off. Magic (aka Sparky) is looking old, he has grey in his black/brown fur and his joints are stiff. I am not sure exactly how old he is but he must be at least 15 now and I am wondering how much longer he will be around.
Despite the chill the bulbs continue to appear
We seem to have rather a lot of purple crocus.
The honey suckle is coming along nicely
Some of these are cheap bulbs that we bought just before Christmas they all got stuck in where ever I thought there might be a space. They may be hidden later by the bluebells that appear every year
There are buds on the daffodils and look what we have here
rhubarb, there was not enough room at the allotment for this one.
The birds' favourite bush has flowers.
Spring must be around the corner. This will be lovely but the headaches and hay fever will be back too.
No sewing to show. I have done some but no photographs to prove it.
Thanks for coming