Wednesday, 4 April 2012


I don't intend going anywhere today. The gate is firmly shut, the back door locked and the only weather I'm going to experience is throught the kitchen window. The kettle's on. there are chocolate cornflake cakes in my new Bridgewater tin and the heating is keeping that biting, vicious wind at bay. Only the jug of flowers in the kitchen window looks cheery and spring like.

I've decorated the Easter tree this morning, even though the weather feels  more like Christmas as the sleet and rain lashes coldly against the window. It looks worse than it is, as the blossom from a neighbour's gorgeous cherry tree is being ripped from the branches. For all the world it looks as though it's snowing.

The last few decorations are up, just Teenage Boy's egg to buy now.....not today though. I'm staying in by the fire

I might find time to begin this book. 'Mariana' by Monica Dickens, set around the time of WWII it has been compared to Dodie Smith's 'I capture the castle'.

I'll certainly get the chance to finish reading this one. Written by   Miranda Dickinson, who lives in my town and who uses the local area as a base for some of her stories. Comfort reading for me as I know there will be a happy ending and we all need one of those don't we?

Maybe I'll find something comforting to eat from these pages. One of my presents for Mothering Sunday. I hope you are warm and cosy where you are. What's the weather doing with you today?