The weather changed drastically today. Gone was the frost, to be replaced by rain and a strong wind. The house isn't quite as cold either, which is a blessing. Jim and I had a good wood sawing session in the barn then I headed up to the allotment area again and sawed down an overgrown fuchsia then cleared a lot more brambles (story of my life) and nettles. The area above the allotment looks twice the size now and will be easier to maintain, either by mowing or strimming. I worked until it was just falling dark and Buster kept me company for the last half an hour.
Yesterday Jim went into Ennis and taxed the car, which is now registered in Ireland and will have new plates when we get them made. That'll be very odd and I'm sure I'll never remember the number now. Tescos in Ennis had many many Christmas bargains and Jim returned with lots of goodies! Roasted peanuts, chocolate eclairs, a very posh Christmas cake (also very small), and several packets of mini Snickers. Not at all good for the waistline, but most welcome so my taste buds and tummy.
The mood here is now much more 'up'. When Jim returned from the UK we were both in a bit of a dark place and talked ourselves miserable! Today we wandered around our land in the buffeting wind and it was wondrous.
I watched a splendid film tonight starring Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver. I missed the beginning ( and the name) but Sigourney Weaver played a high level autistic and Alan Rickman an emotional wreck of a man who had spent time in prison as a result of killing the driver who had run over and killed the son he was on his way to meet, for the first time. They struck up an odd, but very rewarding relationship while Rickman also found solace in the arms of an attractive neighbour. The acting was superb and I couldn't drag myself away after ten minutes of viewing. I'll try and find out the title on the net. It is called Snow Cake and was make in 2005.
I'm off to the UK on Monday afternoon for a quick visit to see Jason, Sam and Jack. Back Wednesday evening.