Well, Thursday has happened (Viewing Day). A lovely family, whose children would have moved in tomorrow. They loved it and I think their parents did too. The house liked them and there was an amazingly happy atmosphere as the children were exploring and then munching my cake and cookies in the kitchen. They stayed quite a while, and we hope they will come back again for another viewing. They have gone away to make enquiries about the Schools in the area, so that sounds a positive. We shall see. I daren't let myself get hopeful. Meanwhile, there is diddly squat on the market to go and view. Still, March should see the usual influx of properties coming on. I'm enjoying Onthemarket.com as that has some proeprties on it I've not seen before. Mind you, the best of them are in the middle of nowhere in Shropshire or deepest Wales so just not practical.
Meanwhile, I am resting up rather than lots of words, here are a few photos of the birds this afternoon, taken with my new camera. I am still learning what it can do - and how to find the bit I want!
This was the male I think. He has a dark head.
Goldfinches and male Siskin.
Male Siskin again.
Ever the Spiv - Mr Nuthatch.
Lotsa Chaffinches picking over the spillage from the feeders.
Redecorating the outside of the house is going well, and completely covering the bits which dried very slowly last time and concentrated the yellow ochre in the paint in those areas (it looked like terminal rising damp).
Painted on Tuesday, the front is nearly dry (we had rain on Wednesday and a bit yesterday too). I think I need to scrub the porch roof though!