I've been away for a while, visiting my father in hospital, then having flu. I'm back and picking up the threads again in Lincolnshire.
It's one long round of DIY and housework at the moment, and I have guests coming over Easter and want to make the house a good place to be and not full of boxes of miscellaneous stuff I have failed to find a home for.
The birds in the garden were very glad to see me - I filled the feeder in the garden and then watched as a flurry of sparrows and a couple of fat wood pigeons squabbled over the feeder and the seed that falls on the ground when several sparrows try to feed at once.
The garden is full of bulbs - grape hyacinths, daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and the first primroses are out too. There are daisies on the lawn, and the wild geranium is taking over in the vegetable plot. There's lots to do, if we have a few fairweather days.
Ali put up my curtain rail in my bedroom and it then fell down immediately. I'm going to Lincoln to buy a sturdier one, and to get a lampshade, and then I will hopefully be able to use my room for the first time since we moved.