Hello my friends
thank you so much for taking the time to write me.
I haven't kept up with blogging
the way I've hoped to
each time I've written.
I'm not making promises but
one blog at a time… eh!!
It's hard to believe I know
but the winter is gradually moving on.
Even though it's been very cold here in Wales
there are already signs
I always think of them as the harbinger of spring.
The hedges here in Wales
a full of these brave little flowers!
They are just so pretty
nodding their little heads in the breeze.
Daffodils are starting to appear.....
in sheltered areas of the garden.
I love to see the sunshine of their faces
brightening up the corners.
1st March is St David's Day....
the patron saint of Wales
and daffodils along with leaks are
the emblem of Wales.
On St David's Day
it's lovely to see the children going to school
dressed in Welsh costume.
The girls wear a skirt, shawl and the bonnet.
The boys wear Welsh rugby shirts.
I think I've written that I do a voluntary job.....
guiding visitors around a local castle.
A new enterprise at the castle
is something called
The Secret Owl Garden.
The other day I visited this garden to see the owls.
I've heard extremely good reports of this enterprise.
I wasn't disappointed.
They house about 20 owls from all over the world and
hope to house even more.
Now when people ask me.....
is it worth going to see them?
I have no hesitation in recommending them.
I haven't really read anything special recently
as I have been totally focused
on trying to make a good job of my assignment.
I think I told you that....
I have had to defer last year due to illness
and, certainly, picking up where I left off has been
very hard. However I think I am beginning
to get a handle on the Latin.
It's difficult but I am determined to
finish this year and progress
to the courses that I really want to do.
Everything has been focused on this assignment
and I finally finished it
and submitted it
Can you hear the loud cheers?
I am so relieved!
I haven't even done much crafting this week
which is a pity because it does relax me.
It's half term this week
and I'm intending to travel to the Midlands
to visit my mother.
I wasn't looking forward to the driving
especially with my respiratory problem but
last night my daughter texted
and asked if I would like her and her children
to come with me.
I am just so delighted.
The company will be lovely.
I'm sure that my mother will be really thrilled
as she hasn't seen them for over a year.
Once again, I intend to get in touch......
with all of you who wrote to me.
It was so lovely
to hear from you, as each one of you
is special to me.
Just seeing your names
as they came up on my computer
made me so delighted!
I really hope
to continue what I've started again.