Well, I've had three days away from the computer. One day off sick. One day preparing food and tidying the house and hunting out some books to give to Daughter-who-takes-photos. And then one wonderful day with said Daughter and Friend-and-Son-in-law-who-loves-otters when they visited. This morning the sun is shining and I've been gardening, despite a nippy wind, taking up where I left off the day it started snowing a fortnight ago. There's still snow about but only the odd tiny patch. Yesterday's warmth and sunshine put paid to most of the last of it.
At the weekend, helped by the postmen not coming in the snow and the fact that it was Easter weekend, I got my Postcard blog up-to-date. Now, Thursday, it’s thirteen cards behind. Not that I’m complaining, every card is most welcome and each one will cause me to do some interesting research to write about it.
Postage prices went up again in the UK on 1st April. I wish they would stay stable for more than six months at a time. It’s not just the increased cost it’s all that planning that went into creating 87p combinations of stamps for sending to people. Now I have to do completely different combinations or add a silly little 1p stamp
Ivy is glad to have the snow gone and this morning was playing around while I did some gardening.
I tried a few photos but most of them turned out to lack an Ivy. She was zooming around at the other end of the garden by the time the shutter clicked….
She helped me a bit.
“You asked for the trowel – is this the trowel?”
“Meow, meow - Excuse me, I’m stuck up here.”
“Well don’t just stand there, help me down?”
“This thing moves when I put my paws on it.”
“I think you’re being mean leaving me stuck up here so you can take photos.”
“Oh look, what’s that skipping across the lawn?”
“That’s one leaf that will never skip again.”