My Week

Since arriving home from our short break on Friday afternoon, I seem to have been confined to barracks for much of the time.

Saturday was spent doing the usual post-holiday laundry and shopping for fresh stuff - fruit, veg bread, milk etc.  It was quite a miserable, windy day so we didn't venture too far.  Overnight we had more gale force winds and woke up on Sunday morning to find that our once handsome pittosporum had taken a tumble ...


P went out to chop it up and remove it but, once he had sawn off the top section, the trunk miraculously bounced back upright by itself.  He has now firmed it back into the soil and staked it so we shall see if it survives.

Monday was actually a good, clear, bright and sunny day but bitterly cold. We went out for a walk in the morning as we had heard that bad weather was on its way later.

Tuesday morning we awoke to find that it had snowed overnight and a few gentle snow showers came and went during the day.  


We were lucky here but most of the island's roads were blocked by snow and ice, the schools had to be closed and most people had to stay at home as it was unsafe to go out and about.  A Snow Day.

Now the snow has gone but it is still very cold.

We have one poor confused daffodil that had woken up too early and had its head frozen, and one tiny clump of snowdrops have poked their heads out to see what is going on.


Only another three months to go before our Spring gets going.....



34 comments:

  1. Sounds like your Pittosporum became top heavy JayCee. They originate from Australia and New Zealand. It will be their Summer now. Far too wet and cold here for me to attempt to dig over the veg plot.

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    1. Same here. Planning another trip to the sun now!

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  2. Heysham or Morecambe perhaps? I am sure there will be a Greggs and a Wetherspoons?

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    1. How did you guess? You know me too well!

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    2. You can also buy "The Sun" there, No need for an expensive holiday. You can drench yourself in ultra-violet rays at the "Tanya Whitebitz" salon.

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  3. Nobody likes it when their pittosporum collapses.

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  4. Have no idea what that shrub is , so will have to google, but I hope it survives

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    1. Me too. It was a good screening shrub beside the drive.

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  5. I hope that bush recovers for you. I never know the name of the plants and bushes in my yard. I am always impressed by the bloggers I read who can identify each plant in their gardens.
    Hope you get more sunshine so you can get out for your walks!

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    1. We have sunshine today but very cold. I am sitting by the radiator!

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  6. It must feel extra chilly after Cadiz.

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  7. They are tough beggars - it will come back.

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  8. Roll on summer. I am not a winter person.

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    1. I don't mind winter but ours seems to last much too long.

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  9. The tree trunk bouncing back up is rather amazing. I guess come spring, you will find out how it has fared.

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    1. It certainly surprised P. He thought it was a goner.

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    1. Not unexpected but not too welcome either.

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  11. They love a hair cut! Not sure how low temps they can take but look you’ve nothing to lose. Saves digging it up in the cold

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  12. Lots of bulbs coming up here, I shall be eager to see if any Snowdrops are amongst them.

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  13. There is a lovely poem about snowdrops. " Where are the snowdrops said the sun". You can find it online.

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    1. I have just found it. Very sweet isn't it.

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  14. Careful where you decide to go next Jaycee.
    For the last couple of days it's been bitterly cold here, too, with gale force winds straight off the Steppes. Apparently snow is forecast for the Costa del Sol and Valencia, two areas where it doesn't normally fall.
    According to my computer it's already an optimistic 16ยบ and partly sunny, but I'll wait for a while before I take the dog for a walk.

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    1. An unpleasant surprise for the citizens of the sunny Costa del Sol! I hope your cold snap is short lived.

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  15. Hope the tree survives. Poor daffodil!

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  16. I do love the view out your window!

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  17. I hope the pittosporum survives!

    How lovely to see flowers this time of the year. We have daffodils throwing up green shoots in a big pot at the front...
    xxx

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