Hallo my little bloggy friends. Well, for the past few days, it's been hotter here than it has been all summer! It's been 73 degrees here today - my goodness, that's an absolute miracle!! Long may it continue, that's what I say.
Apparently, nature is totally confused at the moment. Because of the bitterly cold winter that we had, then a warm dry spring, followed by a wet summer, the trees don't know whether they are coming or going with this warm spell. Some of the trees have their leaves turning colour, but they also have spring buds appearing, as if they are trying to flower again! I actually have four pink buds on our magnolia tree, which isn't due to flower until next spring.
This is the time of the year when we can collect conkers from the Horse Chestnut Tree. Does anyone else remember playing conkers when they were young children? I used to love it! I can remember that we used to soak the conkers in vinegar and even put them in the oven to harden them, in order that we may become the conker champion amongst our friends. Happy days. At least it was much better than just sitting in front of a computer screen like many of the youngsters seem to do these days.
I think I might be suffering from some sort of virus at the moment, because I haven't got the energy to do anything. Every time I do something , I am absolutely wiped out and just have to flop back in the armchair, which is just not like me at all. I'll see how I feel over the weekend, and if things aren't improving, I guess I will just have to bite the bullet and pay a visit to the doctor.
At least my day was brightened yesterday, as I received a parcel from my lovely friend Colenic, which consisted of lots of smiley things. My grandchildren absolutely loved the little fridge magnets and spent ages making patterns with them. There was also a lovely little Christmas hanging decoration from Maine, along with a bottle of Maple Syrup, again all the way from Maine. Thank you so much Col!
Doesn't it make you smile?!
Time to carry on reading all your posts my friends! Take care, and be good!