A few weeks ago Glo (Porcelain Rose) emailed asking if I had received the small package that she’d sent me for Christmas. I replied that I hadn’t and we both thought that it had gone astray as she had sent it by airmail on 6th December from Vancouver, Canada.
However when I got home on Friday lunch-time I was surprised, and delighted, to find that it was on the doormat. Inside was a handmade Christmas card, a Rogers’ Chocolates Dark Chocolate Mystere Bar and a lovely soft, warm scarf in what Glo calls robin colours, namely brown and red.
I was so pleased that this generous and thoughtful gift had finally arrived!
I did the Big Garden Birdwatch yesterday morning but as the total didn’t even reach double figures, or include the blackbirds, I decided to do it again this morning.
For forty minutes or so I saw the usual wood pigeons, magpies, blackbirds, robin and blue tits then a bird perched up in one of the lilac trees caught my eye. For a couple of minutes I was looking at a robin sized bird that I’d never seen before. Its black cap, ash-grey undersides and browny grey back identified it as a male blackcap. How about that!
It’s bright but cold here today so I just had a quick look round the plot on the way home from the trading shed. It was good to see the crocus and daffodils growing again, as well as the perennial cornflowers.