After the big freeze last weekend by Tuesday it was clement enough to take lunch on the terrace, without a coat I might add, for the first time this year. There I was all set to go - green salad, walnuts from the garden and my favourite goat's cheese the "enrobe", a local speciality, when the phone rang ...
Just another cold caller and just enough time for the "enrobe" to mysteriously disappear - where could it have gone, along with a couple of walnuts, I wonder - answers on a postcard please. Miss Mouche when questioned demanded to have her solicitor present.
The weather continued to improve and for want of a groundsman I have been working like a metaphorical navvy in the Chateau Long Dog grounds just tidying up before the grass gets a wiggle on again. Certainly no time for dancing round the fire casting the odd spell or two and anyway the other two weird sisters are still indisposed after a multiple broomstick pile up last Halloween.
I've done so much power lifting these past few days I think I shall cancel my gym membership. Can women get six-packs by the way because after my exertions there is definately something going on under my thermals - a strange rippling in the old subcutaneous fat. Moving on .....
I was absolutely delighted to receive this photo from a lady who I know only as Janice. Isn't this piece magnificent? She's taken Sonne Spotte and Beautie Spotte and combined the two with just a touch of Froth & Bubble in the centre for good measure. I love the way she's added the start and finish dates too - look carefully they're there top and bottom. You've no idea what a buzz it gives me when someone takes a Long Dog for a walk like this. Bravo!
Emmanuelle has stuck to the script for this Sonne Spotte in DMC threads but what an innovative way to display it - and probably much easier on the wallet than traditional framing. Nice one. Keep them coming please.
Today, after a balmy mid-week, we awoke to snow again and the novelty is wearing just a little thin so what better way to cheer ourselves up than with Hare Apparent - creases also apparent for which I make no apologies, I'm far to lazy to get the iron out just for a couple of photos.
And here's a final crumpled teaser of Kell's Kritters - "Delicious isn't it?" she enquired modestly. They're both out next Friday so all that remains now for me to do is to leave you in a state of keen anticipation and expectancy and after what you were up to Camilla the latter would not surprise me, stranger things have happened to much younger women than you.