We went on our first bike ride of the year on Saturday. It was really cold, but very good for the spirit. We ended up on the bank of the river. I found a coconut and tried to persuade the children that it had bobbed here all the way from Jamaica. One of my very best friends lives in Jamaica now. I miss her. I like to think of her sending me a coconut on the tide.
When we got back the boys made a fire in the garden in the middle boy's birthday fire bowl. It was the day that the first peach blossom broke and the day that we found frogspawn in the pond. Nature waking up.
Today we did the football thing this morning and the birdwatching thing this afternoon. It made me think that life is good. These ordinary things that we do make for happy days. There's a duckling in the picture after the fire picture. The first one we've seen. I tried enlarging him, but I couldn't make it stick. Technology and me. Sigh. There's a buzzard in the picture of the concrete bunker as well. I didn't even try enlarging him.
I climbed up the big tower with the biggest boy and sat gazing out over the river. The other side is so mysterious. I shall go over there one day and see what it looks like on this side. I can't see it from here.
Wishing a happy week to you all. CJ xx