It started with this.
The annual Floating Market was back!
A whole array of different traders turn up once a year to sell their wares - and of course look very pretty!
Of course Mike soon found his favourite.
Of course one of the hidden treats is sitting in our garden listening to the conversations of people going by. No - it's not in the least bit nosey it's - errrr - ummmmm - being interested.
Closer to home we've had the robins nesting in the ivy. They are now so used to us that they are almost eating out of my hand. Not sure what the people walking by would think of me though - hand full of dried mealworms outstretched as I cheerily quip 'come on little fella.' I don't know how or when this actually happened but that seems to be my default response to any creature I now come across.
Not sure what would happen if one of them answered me back.
Here he is posing on the bird feeder (he's that tiny dot).
As for our poor old blackbird chick - sigh - he was doing very well until last Friday when we found him lying in the path. Not a scratch on him. So much so that Mike even tried to do a mini resuscitation.
It didn't work :(
Here he is in happier times (the chick not Mike).
Mike's a bit taller.
With a bit of a beard.
I've starting knitting a sock! Winwick Mum is hosting a wonderful sockalong - do pop over and see what she has posted so far. But in typical impatient fashion I wanted to get started.
So I have.
Feeling positive so far but haven't 'turned the heel' yet.
Wish me luck.
And the 'eyelash from Oswestry' fabric has been cut out to make a simple skirt. Now I'm concerned it's more of a craft cotton, without much give, and I - erm - need a bit of give! I've decided I'm going to stitch very narrow seams in a bid to convince myself that my size hasn't gone up.
Other than that we've been spending a fair old chunk of time at the allotment.
'The WHAT? You kept that quiet!'
We've even started to pick a few lettuce! I foresee a future where I develop a serious lettuce aversion in an attempt to not have to eat it three times a day.
And other than daily doings that's about the weekend summed up.
Hope you've had a good one.