After a short break I thought I'd better ease myself back into writing a blog post so below are just a few things I've enjoyed seeing and doing over the last few days.
Morning Coffee at the Glost House which has newly opened not far away in the courtyard of the old Phoenix Works.
It's quite trendy and industrial inside. From the menu lunches look interesting and tasty although it being around 11a.m. we just had coffee and toasted teacakes.
There is the added bonus of the Period Property shop and the Portmeirion Factory shop to visit too.
Last Friday morning we were visited by one of the regular evening foxes a vixen we call 'Miss Limpy' because of her misshapen back leg. It isn't an injury, I think she has always had it as she has been around for at least three years and always limps and holds her leg up when she stands still. She is a beautiful fox.
We think she came out in daylight because she probably has a cub and if she had been with it all night she would have been hungry enough to venture out in the early morning.
Signs of Spring - orange tulips and matching Crown Imperial flowers in the Italian Garden at Trentham Gardens.
There were also some lovely purple and pink tulips too
The pink cherry blossom was out along the side of the River Trent as it passed by the garden centre.
These trees always look so spectacular at this time of year. I hope the expected wind and rain doesn't batter them too much.
In the fields lots of lovely little lambs, running, jumping and gambolling together.
We've done lots of digging and weeding in the garden in the last few days, the grass has been cut too. We left it too late to sow Sweet Pea seeds so we bought some little plants.
A rough and ready wigwam was built with sticks
and the plants planted and watered in. They are now in the greenhouse until the warmer weather returns.
Watching and reading
We've re-watched the films '84 Charing Cross Road', 'Housewife 49', and 'Suffragette' and discovered a delightful film called 'My Old Lady.'
I've also been enjoying one of my favourite television series 'Line of Duty' I've loved this since it began and it just gets better and better.
Two books read and enjoyed recently have been the latest in the Maisie Dobbs series 'In this Grave Hour' by Jacqueline Winspear and
'The Ashes of London' by Andrew Taylor
All for now, I'll hopefully be back for Five on Friday.