Now I know Spring is here, our friendly blackbird from last year has arrived. He entertained Ray through the chemo, becoming quite tame , he was a great provider for his brood , having a definite liking for welsh cakes.Looking out yesterday , who should fly into the garden and up to the window but blackie. For cynics who doubt it’s the same blackbird, he has deformed tail feathers so is very distinctive. Good to see him looking really well and glossy. By the end of last year , he was looking very ropey having lost a lot of his feathers , he started to look quite bald. Ray thought it might be in sympathy with him.
Managed a reasonable walk of around 5 miles on Saturday , along the River Test on the Mill Trail, which means you go past around 5 beautiful mills, now mainly in private owenership. Quite strange to be in t-shirts and shorts with bright blue sky , daffodils and no leaves yet on the trees. Weather totally crazy at the moment, still it’s a wonderful tonic.
We were hoping to get out and about today but Ray is feeling in his words, as though a steamroller came up the stairs last night and went straight over him in bed. So will probably take it easier than we planned.
Thoughts today are with our fellow meso warrier Mavis, who is getting her chemo reviewed. Her and her husband are truly inspirational and we are wishing them both well.