A Proper Winter's Day

Yesterday we had gale force winds - again - accompanied by several sleet and hail showers. Slippery, icy roads everywhere.

I wasn't feeling too good anyway. Generally tired and a couple of dizzy spells, so I had already decided to let Hospice know that I wouldn't be going in this week.

So now I have another Wednesday off.

The sun is shining, the sky is blue and the wind has dropped. 

I have just taken this photo from the back patio.

Shame the neighbours' "Stalag 13 style" collection of sheds spoil our view of the castle though.

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  1. The lawns and hedges very look neat and manicured. I mowed my lawns without the grass box a few weeks ago. Does your neighbour keep racing pigeons? One can never have enough sheds or polytunnels. I am after another polytunnel.

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    1. The lawn is mostly moss and is very lumpy. The beech hedge is cut back once a year and just goes to sleep for the winter.
      Those sheds appear to house a collection of boys toys. Lots of noisy things on wheels.

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  2. Shouldn't your last sentence read: "Shame the neighbours' "Stalag 13 style" collection of sheds spoils our view from the castle though" ? (Wrong preposition - judging from the extensive grounds you enjoy).

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  3. I just see green!! Green soothes my soul.
    Perastika...as they say here. Get over that lethargy and fast

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    1. Lots of green here. Plus lots of mud!
      I am due a check up at the GP surgery in April so perhaps they can sort me out. Probably just need my Thyroxine dose increased.

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  4. "back patio" Does that mean you also have a front patio, or maybe at the side or on the roof?

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    1. I'm thinking of someone who moved to the south of England, whose mother said "... and her back kitchen is in the front room".

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    2. OK then, the patio out the back. Gosh, you Yorkies are so pedantic 😏
      Actually, our back kitchen is at the front now you come to mention it.

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  5. Lovely view though sheds or no sheds.

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    1. Coming originally from a sprawling West London council estate, I really appreciate our view now.

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  6. What is the purpose of that beech hedge?

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    1. We inherited it with the house and garden. It seems to have been planted around the edge of a raised area that was originally used as a tennis court. We keep it because the blackbirds like to nest in it.

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  7. So lovely to see green as far as the eye can see. We are still all white. At least I won't be cutting the grass any time soon!

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    1. As Graham says, we must play the Glad Game!

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  8. Play the Glad Game. The sheds are not 2 metres away and 20' high. Sorry about the mixed measurement formats. I'm bi-lingual.

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    1. I still struggle to visualise things in metric. When I visit the GP and they ask for my height and weight I give it in imperial measurements. They roll their eyes and have to do a quick conversion.

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  9. It almost looks like summer out there!
    xxx

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