The new heaters are proving a great success. Voted 'very good' by our first visitors since installation, they are proving easy to operate and control. We did have some teething problems initially - one of the radiators turned out to be faulty and began to leak its oily contents. Luckily this was in the kitchen - so no damaged carpets! No sooner was this replaced when another of the radiators came away from the wall mountings. Long enough screws had not been used!! This problem is now fixed and everything is 'tickety-boo'. I always seem to have this problem with tradesmen (even though recommended).03:34 PM | 0 Comments
We have been so lucky this week; the weather has been great. Yes, we've had some frost and rain (mostly at night) but we've had lots of sunshine which has been really warm - we haven't had to don layers and waterproofs just to step outside the door. The birds are singing and the bluetits have been eyeing up the nesting boxes; the snowdrops and crocuses are in full bloom, even the daffodils are out - and it's only February. This has definitely been the place to be this week - let's hope it continues!04:09 PM | 0 Comments
We've had a new visitor this week - this beautiful pheasant has been coming into the garden to feed with the ducks. We've still got the Mandarin duck and he comes regularly and is quite happy amongst the other ducks.04:45 PM | 0 Comments
This week has brought calmer weather, at least in this part of the country! We've had light winds, only a few rain showers (mostly at night) and even some sunshine. The snowdrops are up and the daffodils are not far behind. There are some daisies out on the lawn and even some of the roses have continued to bloom right through winter. The days are gradually getting longer and the birds are singing again. It really makes you feel that Spring might be on the way.06:23 PM | 0 Comments
It's the 1 February and the snowdrops are out - is Spring on the way? Not sure - it's very windy and cold today and we've had heavy showers recently but nowhere near as bad as down South. We have been so lucky!!
Another few weeks and Spring will be here. Already the days are starting to get longer.02:24 PM | 0 Comments