Tuesday 18 February 2014
SPRING has sprung!!!
My lovely Scandy pattern Torquay Pottery teapot stand. Now I have to try and find a teapot to go with it! The folk selling it had come all the way from Plymouth to sell there!
The first of the Doulton series-ware pieces - I couldn't resist the ploughing team. Ancestral links and all that.
Doulton series-ware sandwich plate.
5 Doulton series-ware side plates. This whole lot (all the Doulton photographed here) came to £10. Not that long ago you could have added a nought to the end as Doulton was SO desirable). May as well buy what we like whilst it is still so cheap.
Meanwhile, the birds are singing their hearts out in the garden and we saw Rooks nest-building the other day, and this morning Herons were carrying twigs back to the Whitemill heronry. Out in our pond . . . the frogs have suddenly taken up residence, with the inevitable consequences. Frog spawn!
And the wildlife pond is even busier : )
Yesterday we saw the first silver paws of pussy willows out as we drove to Whitland, the other side of Carmarthen. On Sunday we saw the first Primroses on a roundabout on the outskirts of Abergavenny. This has lifted my spirits so much.
Meanwhile, my Super Tastebuds and heightened sense of smell, forced us to go into town again today (why didn't I think of this yesterday?) for fresh fish from M&S (where it CAN be relied upon to be fresh and toothsome), a huge head of fresh Broccoli also from M&S, and then a stop-off at Abergwili for fresh fruit - £4 worth here. £1 for the vine tomatoes; £1 for 15 big apricots; £1 for 7 Mineolas and £1 for the box of Russets (my favourite apple). I am losing weight, which I need to do, for the sake of my asthma and my general health, and need to grab the bull by the horns whilst I don't fancy eating much at all. I have just chucked out for the birds, 2 chocolate fresh cream eclairs as I can't face anything sweet at the moment. I thought they might tempt my appetite last week, but no . . .