Friday, 31 January 2020

A sad moment

This will be my last contribution to this blog as a citizen of the European Union. Britain is to leave in about ten minutes time.


Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Confused vegtation

Flowers we usually associate with the approach of Spring are blooming in my garden at least a month earlier than usual. Miniature irises were the first to come into flower, but crocuses are now following suit.

Usually snowdrops flower first, but so far they haven't even produced buds.

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

The First Spring Bulb of the Year

An iris is flowering in the garden, in a tub it shares with a clematis.

I don't recall ever before having Spring flowers bloom so early.

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Boldness Rewarded.

In Sainsbury's a few days before Christmas I checked the bundle of vouchers they send me from time to time and found one that nearly matched one of my purchases. It offered points for a purchase from the delicatessen counter. It wasn't quite a match because it required me to spend £2-50 and I'd spent only £2-33, and it was more than a week out of date, but I decided to try it anyway, and the machine accepted it, giving me 150 points, worth 75 p.

Timid readers should heed my example.