Good Afternoon, first of all I would like to apologise if I have not commented on your journal lately but we have been have terrible AOL problems, this always seems to happen during the school holidays both our PC’s were affected the desk top worst of all it kept falling off the net every two or three minutes my laptop was not so bad but I was having great difficulty retrieving emails, it go so bad as the weekend we decided to reinstall AOL broadband from scratch. Unfortunately this entails bringing the desktop and all the paraphernalia that goes with it, then once we got it set up we had it all to take back upstairs to the study all very tiring. Glad to say now all is well and we are back on line touch wood.
We have started to make preparations for our holidays, we go away a week on Saturday. We are going to our usual cottage in Norfolk and will have two weeks birding, that is if we can get enough petrol to get us over the border into England. You may have heard on the news that Grangemouth Petro-chemical plant which supplies all of Scotland with fuel is being closed down as I write because of an impending strike by employees for two days at the end of this week. Hopefully it will be resolved quickly as if the plant closes completely they say it will take 1 month to get it up and running again, this is for safety reasons.
Spring is very long in coming this year after our glorious spring last year. We have had this easterly wind blowing this last week and it has been perishing cold. The forecast for the rest of the week says it is going to warm up a bit here’s hoping. We have had lovely sunshine but it is just so cold. Don’t know what has been wrong in our garden but my tulips have failed big time this year the only ones to flower are the new ones (Water Lily) I put in and showed you pictures of as week or two back. Has anybody else had this problem with tulips that have been in for two springs?
With being kept out of the garden I have been reading a lot sitting in a nice sunny spot in my kitchen as my lounge is north facing the kitchen is the place to be just now. I think that’s about it for just now hoping you are all well. There is as new entry in my book journal if you want to see what I have been reading. Till next time. Love