On a walk yesterday I noticed the cows are now out and about. It is the first day this year and they were enjoying the grass and freedom from being kept in the stall all Winter. The church on the left is our village church which completed the romance of the situation. Everything was perfect, but I noticed there was a slight nip in the air, not cold but not warm either. The result is that yesterday evening I felt the beginnings of a sore throat and woke up with a cough. It can only get better I hope.
Today is the day when the gardeners arrive to remove our hedges, but up to now we have our usual peaceful morning. No-one really knows exactly when they arrive. I am now wearing my Moroccan kaftan over my nightdress as I do not need workmen watching me write my blog at the kitchen table dressed in a nightgown. It was a good buy on our weeks holiday in Marrakesh which was in 1990, but I still have the kaftan. I find it quite good as a quick cover up. I even found a photo of me wearing it in the hotel room in Marrakesch. The nice thing with kaftans is they are large sized, and you can always wear them heedless of adding weight to the shape and form of the body.
Today is shopping day, but I may go on my own as Mr.Swiss is also not so well at the moment. We had to clear our porch yesterday and remove the chairs as well as the table. Now I have a completely disorientated Tabby Cat that is looking for a place to sit and sleep outside. We eventually replaced the chairs and will also put the table outside again and now Tabby is happy.
Life goes on, although not as I would like it to be.
I noticed my bleeding heart plant was flowering yesterday. Everything is so punctual this year. I remember my neighbour had one of these and suddenly some years ago a small plant began to grow in my garden. I never bought one or planted one. Probably a seed found its way in my garden. I replanted it and now it is one of the first to appear in the year. At first it was very small with a few flowers, and now it is fully grown and I also have a second plant, also from one of my seeds. It is still developing for this year and I am hoping it will survive the building siege to complete the flowering process.
And now to move on to a normal Monday morning, although normal is probably not the case at the moment. I will probably be doing the shopping tour on my own, as Mr. Swiss is still not so well. Monday is usually not such a big operation.
Have a good beginning to the week everyone, see you on the flip side – I will survive.