Well, I've been to the UK, come back again, downloaded all my photos onto my new computer, deleted them off the camera. Guess what? New computer gives up the ghost again. Grrrr, so all my photos are on the other computer for another day. It usually comes back after about a week's rest!! It'll have to go back I'm afraid. Then this one gave up but Jim managed to get it going again. Phew!
Sam, my daughter in law, had a scan on Thursday and she is having a girl. This will be a sister for the adorable Jack. I'm so thrilled for them as secretly they'd both hoped for a girl. Baby due at the very beginning of June but will probably be born at the end of May as Sam's having a Cesarean. I shall go and stay to look after Jack and generally help out.
It was a lovely 3 day break, Tuesday and particularly Wednesday, the weather was lovely. Cold but no rain and blue skies all Weds. We went into Bury St Edmunds one day and did our usual round of duck and squirrel feeding and bird viewing. It's so lovely to watch Jack full of the joys running about like crazy.
He loves music and dancing and one morning said to Sam that he didn't like the music she was playing in the kitchen as it was too slow. He wanted some of that 'scribbly music'!! How cool is that? He meant fast, crazy stuff! He particularly likes AC DC! What a boy. He had a new tape player for Christmas and we spent a happy half hour listening to a tape of children's songs and dancing around to them. When we had come in from a hectic day, he wanted me to dance again and I was too tired. He then looked really perplexed and said he wanted someone with long dark messy hair to do it 'like Gran'. Of course, how could I resist?!
So it was back to Ireland. The builders hadn't been but came the following day and now we have little walls. Alas, today they did not show again and it's been really sunny. I did take some photos of the progress so far, if you can see it!
The little walls have appeared
This is my study/play room
Cement mixer, digger behind and new wall base
I had bought Buster a new toy, a rather splendid 'Nellie' the elephant from a charity shop in the UK as he has destroyed both his Emilies! I did take a photo of him with it but that's on the other computer. Then I took one of it this morning. Look what he's done to poor Nellie. It's clear he just loves the face that lots of lovely white stuff comes out from the insides of his stuffed toys so it's rather a waste of time buying them again! Poor Nellie. Only the trunk (in his mouth) and feet have any stuffing left.
So that's it for my photos! Today Jim and I cut much wood in the orchard and Jim wheeled some of it up to the barn for Stanley. I have hurt my right hand. Yesterday I was pulling on some brambles and caught the middle 2 fingers and the pain was excruciating. Jim thinks I've damaged the nerves and today they're quite stiff! So that's damage to my right fingers, elbow and shoulder. Apart from that I'm fine. I had a bonfire this evening but it didn't go terribly well as all the stuff was damp.
The daffodils are all appearing in the garden, some with flowers on them already. Spring here we come.