As hoped, yesterday was really lovely. It was a clear night so quite cold and the stars were wonderful. The sun shone during the day although it was quite windy and rather chilly.
A and I pootled over to Hyde Hall arriving at about 10:00 and, on my membership, both got in free. We meandered around the gardens, appreciating the plantings and seeing promise of much beauty to come in a month or so.
We had a coffee/chocolate to warm us up afterwards, heading off home to have scrambled eggs on toast before I dropped A off at the station to make her way home. It's been a lovely week or so with first S and M and then A staying over.
I did my usual looking for interesting shapes and textures to photograph but, infuriatingly, the battery went flat and the replacement battery was also flat. Serves me right! I did manage to take a few photos before the power ran out but there were lots of things I would have snapped but couldn't. Never mind, it won;t go away, will it?
I saw that there are some interesting 'specials' coming up at Hyde Hall. This weekend there's a Spring Gardening event, There's a Spring Plant Fair a few weekends later and then after that there's a Craft and Design show which I really would love to go to. It's lucky that I am a RHS member so won't have to shell out any ore than the petrol (although that will be bad enough!). As I said to A, I have to recoup the cost of the membership, don't I?
I went a bit bonkers yesterday and ordered rather a lot of chicken breasts. It's not quite as insane as it sounds really, they were on a very special offer and I do eat rather a lot of chicken one way and another so it was quite a frugal act. I have loads of poly bags so they will be wrapped and frozen individually. I'm expecting them to arrive today but, hopefully, not when my guests are here.
Today I have friends over for coffee and then lunch. I've decided to go simple and have nice bread with things on - cheese, ham, pate, etc. Tasty, easy to prepare and not too time consuming. However, that means I have to set to and get on with a bit of housework. Oh, well, it makes me do it. I'd better get going on it while the bread it rising.