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Is Spring Here?

Today has been a beautiful day...

View from our garden.

Sunset was around 6.30pm here today.
Our clocks go forward tonight, so the sun will be setting after 7.30pm... Yippee!

The daffs are on their last legs...

The kitties love us being in the garden...

Beautiful Fleaby!

We've got quite a bit of tidying up to do...

We've been surprised to see garlic growing from being planted 2 years ago...

Lupe by the computer again...

Sime engrossed...

Tired me... It's been a long week!

Our unplugged day tomorrow - I'm hoping to get some crocheting done, we also want to go nettle gathering... Though we still have guests to look after, so we shall see!

We actually have 4 days off cleaning work - which is nice...

We fell in love with this song, which is the theme tune from the French film, Paris - Seize The Day by Wax Tailor. It feels spring like... Hope you like it!

Night, night.

Kay & Sime


Jane and Chris said…
It felt like spring here too today...we feel full of life again!
Jane x
Unknown said…
Hi K&S!

We've loved all your photos of Spring! Wasn't Saturday just the most amazing day, we spent most of it walking, reading outside and drinking tea outside...infact staying outside until the sun dipped behind the horizon!

It was wonderful seeing you and we are back down to Cornwall in August so must catch up then.

Sft x

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Take some time to look at your life and learn how to live differently.

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Sending you all much love,

Kay and Sime xx