It's Friday again and as usual I'm joining in with Five on Friday kindly organised for us by the lovely Amy at Love Made My Home.
1. Reading short stories - having read the PD James stories over Christmas I then started on the Penelope Lively short stories. I have to say I enjoyed both books and all the stories, some more compelling than others but all very readable as they would be from two wonderful authors and I'm a great fan of both of them. I also enjoyed reading Consequences by Penelope Lively over the New Year. Another author I like is Ann Cleeves and I read one of her Shetland series of books Cold Earth recently too.
2. Receiving - in the post. We had a lovely and amusing letter and card from a friend, the RSPB pack for the yearly Big Garden Watch at the end of the month, I do this every year but it is the first time I'd requested a pack. The book I sent for for someone else as they don't have a computer; they'd seen the book in a closed bookshop window but when they returned it had gone. I offered to send for it and it arrived within two days of ordering. It will be passed on as soon as we see the person who wanted it, in the meantime I have permission to read it if I want to and have been reading a little at a time alongside other books. It's quite fascinating.
3. Hoping - that the bulbs we'd forgotten about, having put them in a cool, dark place last year and which had begun to sprout will eventually flower. I can't remember if they were pink or blue Hyacinths.
4. Watching - each morning for the Thrush which visits the garden, we see him/her most mornings quite early. Also watching for the predicted snow which was falling as sleet all yesterday but this morning we woke up to a winter wonderland of soft, powdery snow which, in this gusting wind, is already being blown off the branches of the trees.