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Things are getting better!


I saw my first swallow at 07:15 this morning. Such a joy! Hopefully, there will soon be more as well as house martins and swifts. Two collared doves are back so must be nesting close by.
Both Roy and I are feeling better. We had bad colds, the first for quite some time and then I got an infection beneath a tooth and suffered a swollen face with a lot of pain. The tooth was extracted a few days after Roy’s fall and in between we had two stair lifts installed as my breathing has deteriorated. It was quite an eventful week!
Then the following week we had to go on a long journey – around 472 miles there and back- for my treatment. Since arriving back on Thursday we have been feeling rather shattered but today saw a change and Roy was able to cut the lawn and we went out and had lunch at the farm where our elder daughter lives with some of the family not yet married and we all enjoyed a good old natter!!! They have been very busy in the greenhouse and garden so there will be some lovely pictures soon to upload. Tiny baby bantom chicks have hatched and a neighbour’s peahen is sitting on eggs.

Welcome sights in the garden after the bad winter.

I am so pleased to see signs of growth all around the garden

We hope the new look will be satisfactory. Maintenance will be easier.

How can I get rid of the moss amongst the hostas?

Just a few more promising sights.

Must end with the best of all……………..

Perhaps the summer will be a nice old fashioned one I remember from long ago. The sun shone and everywhere looked so lush and well cared for. We spent hours out of doors, playing , walking, swimming, cycling and helping in the garden. The war came and spoilt it all, nothing was ever the same again.

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i love it when i see the swifts as then im sure summer is comeing,and it gives me hope for another year,mother earth is a great healer,chris

2 May, 2010


How exciting to see a swallow already. I must keep a look out. I thought by the way that the moss amongst the hostas looked lovely: garden centres often grow it specially to put amongst bulbs, but it will be easy enough to pick it out if you dont like it.

2 May, 2010


glad you are both feeling better,garden looks really nice and roy looks happy and relaxed.

2 May, 2010


Pleased you are both picking up after being poorly, the stair lift will be a real help to you. I too have seen a few Swallows flying about here, heralding the Summer! Lovely to have new growth on plants isn't it. Really cheering.

2 May, 2010


What a pretty garden,and pleased you are both starting to feel a bit better.It makes such a difference to be able to go out in your garden,when the weather is nice.How lovely to see the swallow too...:o))

2 May, 2010


Don't fret over the Moss, the Hosta leaves will soon hide it from view... I have the same problem ... : o ) )

2 May, 2010

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