How lovely of you to visit me here at Peapods.
It's been very cold here in the Black Country this week but although icy we've had no snow. The sunrises over the field have been stunning.
I'm so lucky to have such easy access to the canal towpath near to where I work. I never get tired of it. It's odd. I feel a real affinity with it and the barges make me very wistful. I often wonder what it would be like to live on a barge.
The canal has been iced over for days and the wisps of smoke hanging in the still morning air from the barges smells delicious.
As part of my self imposed 'get fit for fifty' regime, I've been trying to do at least forty minutes walking during my lunch break. If I can walk away from the office for twenty minutes then that allows me twenty to get back and still have time to grab some lunch. It's baby steps right now but everyone has to start somewhere and at least I'm doing something rather than sitting vegetating at my desk. So far I've lost 17lbs since 5 January so I'm feeling pretty proud of myself. Stones and stones to go but again, it's a start.
During my walks I have seen coots, moorhens, Canada geese, ducks and a pair of swans who I'm really hoping will nest somewhere neat and raise a family. They've been around for a few weeks now so I'm hoping so.
This week I bought my fellow secretaries a bunch of daffies each as a cheer up token. I think we were all feeling a bit 'February-ish' so the splashes of gold around the office really brightened things. You can't feel glum with a pot of daffs on your desk!
I saved mine for home and mixed them with iris and hyacinths. Very springy!!
See you soon. Xx