What more could you wish for as a start to the day. Once again the sun has decided to make an impact on us and what a lovely welcome when I take the first steps outside in the morning. I even brave minus temperatures (C) to capture the view. I should really put on my padded coat first of all.
To make the scene more beautiful, a magpie decided to join me in a tree. To make it more perfect, I am listening to a Chopin Nocturn in the background on my radio. I have already spoilt my two cat visitors with some goodies that I always keep in case they call by. This morning they were both here quite early.
Yet another week is beginning, a week of lockdown and isolation if the cold weather continues. Our government might be relaxing our lockdown rules next month as cases of covid are really reducing. This is a wonder combined with the fact that we are not getting any vaccination material. Yesterday I met three neighbours in my house. It is becoming a rare occasion as I can be in my house and not meet anyone, although they are also living here.
At least the birds are still paying a visit, even if they are only watching from the nearby tree. I do not know what this one is. Mr. Swiss said a robin because it has a red breast, but I told him it is not a robin red breast. I think it is some sort of a finch.
Our European robins tend to just have half a red breast as this little chap was showing yesterday when taking a drink outside.
Some photos are really more luck than judgement as I noticed when I uploaded this one. The tit was deciding to make a landing and the robin was having a flutter. As I sit in the kitchen on my computer my camera is always next to me on the table so I am often shooting a photo when I see something interesting. I did not see the bird action when taking the photo, it probably happened whilst I was taking the photo, but a beautiful flight demonstration.
A blackbird also decided to join in on the eating session yesterday.
Today I have no big plans, but a bread will be made.
Yesterday I made a pineapple cake. It contains pineapple pieces. I did not bother to coat it with pieces of pineapple. It is quite a tasty cake. The recipe includes brown sugar and grated rusks which I grind in my kitchen machine. It adds a good flavour to the cake. Needless to say Mr. Swiss and No. 1 son have already plundered the cake.
I now have a few bits and pieces to attend to in the home. A little tidying up is called for, especially as I ws eating peanuts yesterday and a few shells have made themselves at home in various places in the apartment. However, no problem, that is life.
Have a good start to the day/week and let us hope that Spring might just arrive a little bit. It would be good to get out again and enjoy some warm weather. I have not used my electric wheelchair for almost two months, but it still springs to life when I switch it on. Here is another photo from our wonderful sunrise today.