The weather has taken a turn for the better and the outdoor work has begun. Mark turned over the boarders a few weeks ago and last week I bagged up the rest of the leaves so it's looking pretty tidy out there at the moment. The grass hasn't had it's first cut yet, I'm hoping that It will be good for another couple of weeks
The large pieris is in flower so should turn red in the next week or two. After it has done it's thing this year we are going to cut it back, it's over six feet tall now and almost as wide, I just hope we don't damage it in the process.
The camellia has loads of buds, hopefully now the sunshine has made an appearance, so will the flowers.
Yesterday was beautiful so instead of the local park I took Bonnie to Witley Court, It's one of my favourite places and I've shared many photos of before, here and here, if your interested.
Yesterday there was an Easter trail for the kids so we packed a picnic and went off for the day.
On Saturday I went for my Covid vaccination. I don't mind saying that I've ummed and ahhed about having this vaccine for a while. I said to Mark that I'd quite happily stay at home for the duration, but we know that not realistically an option. They say that no one will be forced to have it, but with all the talk of green cards and not being able to travel we are, sort of.
I was dreading having any of the side effects people have mentioned, although, Mark didn't have a single one I knew in my mind that I would. I had the injection early Saturday morning, It did sting for a few minutes after but then I was fine all day. Just before I went up to bed I got the chills, much like when you are coming down with a cold, but felt ok, then in early hours I woke up and was boiling hot, I got up for a drink and took some paracetamol, I felt really awful but went back to sleep ok and woke up fine. I was ok again all day but by 7pm I was so tired I had to go to bed. I've been back to my normal self yesterday and today, although the injection site is quite sore to touch and a little bit red.
It's been another beautiful day here, I haven't been anywhere today, I've had a play date with my new sewing machine, Tuesday is the only full day I get to do what I want to do without interruptions.
The clocks went forward on Saturday so now we have lighter nights, I have to confess that I'm not a fan of lighter nights, I much prefer it to get dark earlier, then I know it's time to stop, there is a tendency to keep going if it's light and before you know it it's bed time 😂
I hope you have been enjoying the sunshine anyway, I think the rest of the week is predicted to be much of the same.