Today, I realise Spring has Sprung back again, but while it lasted - yep, all of 48 hours - it felt good. The sun was shining, the winds were but a gentle breeze, and although the temperature was only 8C (46F, with a windchill of 39F) it really felt like Spring.
The first Spring-like thing I set to was clearing out the larger of the Hall cupboards. I had to make space in it not only for its own occupants, but also for the stuff previously residing in the smaller Hall cupboard. The smaller cupboard has to be emptied to make room for stuff which is, at the moment occupying some kitchen cupboards.
That all clear?
If it is, y'all are either smarter or madder than I thought.
The best of it all was that I did all the emptying, and the girls took over and did all the sorting.
Here it is at some stage of sorting.
By the time the girls were at this stage, I'd escaped.
I took a wander out to the greenhouse - the very, very neglected greenhouse.
You know, by the time I reached November last year, I was totally done-in. That meant I didn't clear out the greenhouses like I ought to have done, and this was what met me on Saturday.
Amazingly, amongst all that death, there is still some life.
Green strawberry leaves.
I tidied all boxes up, dumped a load of stuff, swept the floor and felt a different person.
I also felt doubly impatient for when I'm able to get planting again.
And just when I thought Jackson could be no cuter...
Introducing Jackson 'Patch'