We Brits do love to talk about the weather, which isn’t really surprising, considering how awful it can be at times. It’s a hot topic, or should that be ‘a cold topic’ at this time of year? 😕 Today is ‘Red Nose Day’ in England, and I must say in this cold weather, there are lots of people around with ‘real’ red noses. 🙂 Coughs, colds and sneezes seem to abound, but thankfully hubby and I are fine for now, at least.
You may be pleased to know that the temperatures here have risen a few degrees, and the angel on the plant pot, has thawed out. I’m sure she’s smiling just a little. 🙂 We could even get up to 10 degrees today. Luxury!
The bunny rabbit who was looking decidedly frozen on Wednesday,
is now frolicking happily with the bright-eyed black cats on the lawn.
The pond still had a layer of ice yesterday morning, but it soon melted.
The crocuses are bloomin’ lovely, and the pigeon looks very well fed.
I did see a squirrel, but he was far too quick for me. Today it’s raining, and we’re going out with hubby’s sister for the day. MiL is feeling much better, well enough to bake her famous ‘Victoria Sandwich’ cake this afternoon. Things are really looking up and warmer weather is definitely on the way. I’ll leave you with these gorgeous flowers we got dear MiL for Mothering Sunday. The Freesias have all opened up, and smell just like Spring.
We have more family coming to stay tomorrow, so I’ll be busy catching up with all their news, and most probably, cooking, eating too much, and then of course there’s the inevitable washing up. I may find the odd moment to pop in on some of you, but if I don’t, do have a wonderful weekend. 🙂
Love the last picture. 🙂
Thanks, Ryanna. They still look lovely, even after a week. 🙂
My student got me a huge bouquet of daisies once… They lasted the longest among all the other flowers I’ve kept in a vase… Any secret to keeping them alive and fresh longer?
Love the bouquet! Hope you are staying warm enough. The flowers look warm enough – even in such cold, cold weather. Amazing!!! Glad your MIL is doing better, too. Take care, and don’t get sick! 🙂 M
Thanks, Marsha. No, I’m not staying warm enough, and I’m also hoping I don’t get sick. Only one more day to go. 🙂
That’s a lot better. How strange: that angel looks far less miffed, now!
This ‘angel’ will also look “far less miffed” when she returns to warmer climes. 🙂
I can imagine. It will become a thaw point.
😆 You always have the last word, Col.
That looks like a considerable improvement! Cool weather post Sylvia, enjoy your day with your MIL 🙂
Thanks so much, Madhu. We have been with my MiL for almost a week now, and go home to S Africa tomorrow. 🙂
It sure has been cold there lately, AD, although I see it has warmed up a bit today. Anyway you’ll soon be here in sunny SA which is still very pleasantly warm at the moment – mid 20’s mostly.
Thanks, adee. I’m certainly looking forward to warmer weather. 😄
so lovely and beautiful. Thanks dear AD, they are also inspirational for me, giving an idea for my little garden too. Love, nia
Thanks so much, nia. Glad I gave you some ideas. 🙂 xx
It can be seen on your super, the pictures is a little paradise on earth -something I’m going to tell you ! when they are with us in some schools ask kids. it gives us a chicken egg that is called by his name what gives us milk 76 % of the children replied that this fridge, it’s a carton . etc. .. purpose other nature of learning
said. much we alienated from nature ! Also I must say your excellent post : I wish you a pleasant day . maxima with love
Thank you so much for your good wishes, Stefan. I hope you are having a super weekend. 😌
That bunny looks fat and well fed!
Glad to know the weather’s warming up. I love family reunions. Enjoy!
Thanks so much, Rosie. 🙂
Like the bunny and the stunning bouquet
Thanks so much, Ruth. 🙂
What beautiful flowers you got for your mother-in-law! Is there really a “red nose day” in England?? Brrrr…. 🙂
Thanks, Cathy. Yes, I think ‘Red Nose Day’ is a worldwide charity event. 🙂 It’s freezing cold here today again. 😦
So wish I was there. I am so craving some cold weather. 🙂
Well, I’m rather glad to be out of the cold weather now. I do love sunshine, and England was very grey and gloomy.
It is officially spring next week….here’s hoping.
Good luck, Debra. 🙂
Love the cat silhouettes and the bunny 🙂 Very cute.
Ah the weather – it has been madly cold in England, I heard. Seeing that bunny in the ice… brrrr.
Great photos though: love it 🙂
Thanks so much for your comment. Yes, it’s cold, wet and gloomy here at the moment.
Whether the weather be fine,
Or whether the weather be not,
Whether the weather be cold,
Or whether the weather be hot,
We’ll weather the weather
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not !
Love this little rhyme, Sallyann. 🙂
Wonderful photos of the transition. Love the happy flowers at the end.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks so much, Francine. 🙂
The little angel looks so much happier now! What an amazing change from the previous picture of her 😀
I’m so glad you and hubby are free of sneezes. It’s difficult to avoid coughs and colds when the weather is so unstable – stay well 😉
Thanks so much, Dianne. She’s a sweet little angel, for sure. 🙂
Lovely cute photos my dear, I’m loving much the pond. Seems like relaxing to sip on some hot mug then.:)
Thanks so much, Yen-Yen. 🙂
I hope you bring back some snow for us! 😉
Not a chance, TA. 🙂
Those flowers do look gorgeous ad. keep warm.
Thanks so much, Hopestar. I’m doing my best. 🙂 Hugs to you.
It’s been one of those weeks! Have a great weekend Sylvia. 🙂
Thanks, Adrian. The weekend went quite well in spite of the inclement weather. 🙂
Glad to see the angel has thawed nicely and Mr. Bunny looks quite content!
Thanks, Phil. I saw three fat bunnies here yesterday. 🙂
Normally there are tons of fat happy bunnies all over our marsh area.
This year? None. However…there have been numerous coyote sightings. 😯
Coincidence? Sadly for the bunnies I don’t think so. 😦
Look at this .. back to sunshine and normal. Fantastic … we have the snow now – but two very sunny days, there is more snow to come .. they say. Glad that you got some great weather and the little bunny don’t have to shiver. Have a fantastic weekend with family and friends.
Thanks so much, Viveka. It was a lovely weekend. 😉
Thanks so much, Ritu. 🙂
Wednesday, we had glorious sunshine then snow showers, off-on all day. Sun yesterday, rain today, snow tomorrow.
How I miss the SA weather report – it’s hot. It was hot yesterday; it will be hot tomorrow.
Thanks for the weather report, Tilly. 😉 Very uninspiring here.
Glad its warming up AD! Enjoy your weekend 🙂
Thanks, Tandy. 🙂
What a transformation from the other day. And let’s hope it stays that way! 🙂
Yes, it is an improvement after the snow,Lance. 🙂
Nothing quite like freesias and sunshine to put a “spring” in one’s step AD 😉
Enjoy the visit and the eating and the weekend!!!
Thanks so much, 68. Far too much food this past weekend. 😯
so glad you are warming up!
Thanks, Christine. I wouldn’t exactly say that I’m warming up just yet. 🙂
I’m amused by your bunny rabbit shots
– at first frozen, then frolicking happily with two cats!
Glad you had a smile at the bunnies. 🙂
Tis the season of transition … and you’ll be back to the warmer beach soon. Beautiful flowers, and enjoy the weekend.
Thanks so much, Frank. I’m really looking forward to getting back. 🙂
Fairies, bunnies and primroses, how lovely!
Lovely combination, hey? 😉
It is very special
Rabbit stew or pigeon pie for dinner, AD? 😀
Spring is just around the corner…maybe.
One can never be sure about that, Tom. I do hope so though.
the weather is often the main topic in a conversation – specially after a week like the one we just had. The Cape was like an oven
I just love freesias!
You’re right, Rosa. I don’t think I’d like to have been in your Cape oven either. 🙂
And a great weekend to you too… sounds like you’re going to be busy…
Thanks so much, bdt. Yes, it was certainly a very busy weekend.
Enjoy and have a great weekend.
Thanks so much, YC. 🙂
I love freesias. Cute bunny! Have a great weekend, Sylvia.
Thanks so much, Jo. My weekend was quite pleasant. 🙂
Great pictures of the garden and the pending spring there as we head into autumn!
Must say I do prefer the cooler weather.
Have a wonderful weekend and family get together.
Thanks so much, Gail. Hope your weekend was a good one too. 🙂
Now it is a problem what to prefer your 10C or our 35+C? Give me the mid 20s.
Mid 20’s would suit me just fine, newsy. 🙂