We awoke to an all-encompassing fog yesterday morning. Of all weathers I find this the most difficult and energy sapping. Even the apprentices, (early risers all) struggled to get downstairs for their 7am porridge fix. But by lunchtime –  hey ho – I was able to eat lunch outside without my usual Paddington Bear garb. Isn’t Mother Nature amazing!

And on that note feast your eyes on the first daff on the windowsill. Three weeks ago, whilst tidying the shed we came across a bag of forgotten bulbs. They were already starting to sprout so the apprentices hastily filled three old pots with compost and we put them on the kitchen windowsill ‘to see what happened’. They didn’t disappoint.