Back home temporarily because I'm going for tests at the hospital tomorrow and Dad insisted, well he did after I told him why I had to nip home, at first he wanted me to stay...but then he insisted, it would seem that Spring has sprung with a vengeance. The tree in front of the tree house, is in full blossom, with the gentle breeze blowing it down like sweetly scented snow over the washing drying in the sunshine of the early morning.
The view from my desk as I type.
Everywhere is peaceful here this morning a perfect antidote to the last hectic few days. The chickens were pleased to see me, who knew until a couple of years ago that chickens form attachments to humans. It was lovely to see them run to the fence with the chirrupy chirrups of the Pekins ringing loud, and the big girls rushing over to see just me...no food dish in my hand, no titbits to tempt them, just me.
It would be magical to whisk Mum and my brother Graham here for a couple of hours, to sit swinging gently in the pergola swing chair, to sip elderflower cordial or big mugs of coffee and bask in the springing to life that is happening in our magical little patch of Berkshire. Taking away the worry and the strain of the last few months from them both for a while. It would be wonderful to tuck Dad up in a comfy chair, sit him in the sun and let him see where I will be for the next few years. He's been here through the wonder of the Blog and I hope I have painted a true picture of our new little home, but I'd love to let him have a glimpse of the magical place I will be bringing Mum to this Summer, to spoil and molly coddle her as she deserves for as long as she'll let me.
You can see it clearer if I stand in the doorway.
The birds are singing gently, chirping and whistling, welcoming in the first real days of Spring, as I type the office door is open, leading to the garden that surrounds the house, the blossom from the tree wafts gently by and the dogs lie sprawled out in the early morning sun. Peace is here, well it was until Ollie, the big black Labrador from next door came to visit through the fence then there was the barking welcoming of Rosy, but at least it brought a smile to Sophies face, she really is smitten!! Then he was gone and the quiet descended again, the washing machine hums its' way quietly through the third load of the day, as I rush to get everything ready to hang in the lovely sunshine.
Grab a coffee, join me and we will head for the garden, today is a day to relax.