It has been a strange sort of week which I seem to have spent dithering about, being unable to make up my mind about anything or feeling anxious about things I can't do anything about. Even so I've been able to find a few things that have made me smile ...........
1. Squirrel antics - outside the conservatory window have amused us all week, this one stretched itself every which way to get at the sunflower hearts. It began by licking them out of the feeder then by shaking it and running down the tree to eat up the fallen hearts and then going back up to start the whole process again.
2. A trip to the theatre - on Saturday night for a performance of Rutherford and Son by Northern Broadsides. Another excellent production this time directed by Jonathan Miller whose work I remember from productions at Nottingham Playhouse in the late 1960s. (I can still remember a wonderful performance of 'A School for Scandal' from then.) Here is a link to a trailer for Rutherford and Son.
3. A blue carpet of crocus - spotted on our walk at Trentham gardens, the bright blue looked wonderful against the white bark of the birch trees.
4. A trip into Lincolnshire - last week to see an elderly friend who has, over the last few weeks, made the heartbreaking decision to sell her bungalow and move into a care home. The home is just behind the windmill in my photo and from her room she can see the sails turning on grinding days and in the other direction the spire of the village church. Outside her window are well-visited bird feeders. Although I'm sad she has to part with her home I'm happy that she is safe, warm and well-fed with someone to care for her twenty four hours a day.
Link to Little Birdie where '52 weeks of Happy' started. Each week you find just four things that have made you happy to share.