Saturday, 5 February 2011

First Snowdrops, The Winds Do Blow, Spring Cleaning

A vile wet,windy morning with lowering grey skies but spirits are lifted by finding the first snowdrops bravely showing their sweet nodding heads in the undergrowth along the drive.

The winds these past couple of days have been fearsome though we are fortunate not to have had any damage other than branches blown off trees and the odd unexplained crashing noises at night which can't have been anything serious as we have not found anything broken or fallen off a roof. The only thing I have found that indicates just how strong some of the gusts have been is a very heavy stone plant pot with a well established conifer in it toppled over outside the cottage. However, we are not having as much serious blowing as other parts of the country. If we weren't just so busy at the moment I would love to go over to the coast to watch the sea crashing and roaring.

Today I hope to get the work on the cottage bathroom finished. I have done most of the painting and I now have to clean the rest of the place out. The dust from pulling the ceiling down is everywhere and I am going to wash all the china etc., clean windows, vacuum furniture, wash floors and then put a fresh coat of linseed oil on them and then leave the whole place to settle down to its new spring cleanliness before our next guests arrive at the end of the week. So, I am now off to be Mrs Mop!

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