Apologies for the lack of posts recently, but I am properly in the Doldrums and feeling very run down and jaded. I have never enjoyed winter, but as you get older, it becomes worse! I wish we could wake up one morning to full-on summer, but at least spring seems to be getting a move on and there are lots of Snowdrops in flower along the lanes, and I have the first Crocus in bud, and have had Cowslips blooming throughout December.
These lovely flowers have cheered me up a bit - one of my Romsey cousins popped in with her husband on the way back from a weekend in Pembs. I'd not seen her since her mum's funeral, 3 years ago now, so it was good to catch up.
I used the last of the 2019 Elderberry Syrup last week, trying to knock this cold (in my sinuses) on the head and it helped, so I ransacked the freezers and came up with 4 lbs berries and made about half a gallon more! Most of it is in the freezer now . . . My sinuses are a bit clearer but I am still sleeping poorly - awake most nights between 1 a.m. and 4.30 . . .
Last weekend was the January Fair we always do. It was a chilly weekend though as there is no heating most of the day and they have several of the ceiling lights open to replicate winter for the plants which live in here. Sadly, antiques dealers do not thrive in the same temperatures (and wilt at the summer Fair!!) It is a lovely venue though, and it was pleasing to see several special things go to the right people. We are trying to scale down a bit now and get rid of old stock.
Right, that's about it. I have numbed my brain playing game after game of Bubble Shooter on line - it's about all my brain can cope with at the moment.