This weekend so far has been dull, grey, wet and windy. Oh, and cold too so the heating has been on most of the time.
Saturday morning saw a bank of heavy, low cloud hanging over us, leaking drizzly wet stuff, but that was the day that the swallows arrived. Due to the cloud cover, all the flying insects seemed to be quite low down so the swallows were putting on their aerial acrobatic display over our garden, swooping, diving and performing daredevil stunts in pursuit of all the insect delicacies.
(Please excuse the poor quality video. They wouldn't stay still)
We had a grand view of their antics from our windows and I spent most of the morning watching them. Not much else to do on such a day anyway. By the afternoon, the cloud had lifted and so too had the insects so the swallows were, presumably, much higher up and less visible. Still, it was great entertainment while it lasted.
This morning (Sunday) was also grey, misty and drizzly but I went for a walk with the girls around South Barrule plantation. We only got caught in one brief shower but were able to stand under the trees to miss most of it. An hour and a half with some steep bits but overall not too strenuous for me. I was ready for the coffee and cake at the Coffee Cottage in the woods afterwards.
Now, a hot shower and feet up for the afternoon I think.