Well, like you, I have no influence over the weather, but maybe the arrival yesterday of two swallows at the Kirkstead Pumping Station tells us something, because they don't return from Africa until they are sure there will be a ready supply of insects breeding in the drainage system to provide food for their offspring.
Many folks make a personal resolution at the New Year, but I gave that a miss this year because I had to make my outstanding Tax Returns a priority. Now that I have caught up, and handed over the checking to a really helpful local accountancy company, I can resolve to keep my Blog up to date, as well as tackle the sorting out of the remaining thirty-two, of the one hundred, "tea chests" that Tony and I brought with us from Crawley when we moved here permanently over eleven years ago. I actually started last weekend on the boxes and bags that have been stored in the "Volvo Cupboard" since the Saturday when we started celebrating our Golden Wedding Anniversary in August 2006. Those of you who have stayed here will probably have noticed the dark grey Volvo in the corner of our car parking area, which is gradually sinking into the gravel. For a couple of years, I occasionally drove it around full of "goodies" until there was no need for us to keep two cars on the road, and since Tony's death in 2010 there have been other more urgent tasks, but now "down sizing" is the order of the day if I am to spare my family from a truly-daunting task.
So now it's onwards and upwards with trips to the Charity Shop and the recycling bin for Reg and John on my behalf.