Sunday, January 31, 2010
Meanwhile, this weekend...
So, Paddy and I went for a walk in the snow and then I did the Big Garden Birdwatch. Although the intermittent sleet and snow didn't really help, I had visits from bluetits, great tits, a robin and a couple of dunnocks and house sparrows. Blackbirds and starlings were there none but starlings have been conspicuous by their absence round here this last year anyway. Keith thought Paddy might like to join me to watch for squirrels and cats and even made up a tick sheet for him. Unfortunately, he had a bit of trouble holding the pen - Paddy, I mean, not Keith.
The bucket of grit, shovel and brush are back by the front door and Keith has set off to do a job out in the sticks.
"You've got your crampons and grit bucket, haven't you?" I checked.
"But this is Wales, not Russia," I thought as I closed the front door.
Here's hoping February will be better.