Can you believe that we have lost yet another 'National Treasure'? Maybe it's because they are people that I grew up enjoying so it's made more of an impact, but Bowie, Alan Rickman, Ronnie Corbett, Terry Wogan and now Victoria Wood? .... and we're only in April. I heard a lovely tribute poem to her on Classic FM as I was driving back from the school run. Apparently, she loved Christmas music and so they played John Rutter's 'Shepherd's Pipe Carol' for her. It was strange hearing a carol on a sunny spring day, but rather lovely and moving nonetheless. I really hope, however, that we've had our quota for this year; enough.
Thank you for all your comments regarding my cushion. After much debate, I decided that my version wouldn't really fit the cushion pad and the bagginess would annoy me, so I was brave and tinked the lot. It was quite satisfying in a funny sort of way.
Even if someone had to be wrapped in a blankie afterwards to recover from the ordeal!
... and it was a good excuse to light the stove:
Yet more daffodils:
My new planters from the racecourse:
Fergus and Katie (named after the storm) enjoying the remnants of the All Bran packet. Fergus is on full alert after another male jumped on Katy whilst they were being fed by the back door. Fergus flew to defend her honour - I've never seen pheasants fight before; it was rather impressive.
L has finished her latest batch of exams, so we celebrated with a trip to Hungerford today. A toasted sandwich and a cream tea between us at The Tutti Pole, followed by a walk along the canal was just what was needed.
Toodle Pip for now. x