It is now 1st March and I’m very glad to have got here at last. It has been a long, dark, cold three months from the beginning of December and it’s now beginning to warm up. The winter has been unusually cold, for this country,  with temperatures well below freezing for a lot of the time. Some gardens and estates have not opened to the public at Snowdrop time because even the Snowdrops were late.

However the Crocuses are now in flower and the Primroses are beginning to show their faces. Augustus the pheasant has been strutting round the garden in all his finery as he tends to do at this time of year.

Looks like Spring is on it’s way.

We are hoping that sometime this month we will have some good weather and, if so, we plan to spend a couple of nights in The Chilterns doing some walking. Amanda’s foot is still not back to normal but we are hoping that it will enable her to do, at least, some shortish walks.

That trip will also, hopefully, act as a tonic in preparation for the American invasion (Marie and Lisa) which occurs in exactly one calender month from today and when Essex and Suffolk will be in total chaos for a week. 😈

Watch this space!