Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Canada. She was on a family visit when she noticed the under snow tracks of a directionally challenged mouse.
As well as family visitors today, we had a few bird visitors too. Interestingly, we had almost no bird visitors yesterday judging by how little seed had gone, so perhaps the birds were all staying at home with their families too.
We spent most of the day in the house but I did pop out to buy some milk and visited the gulls on my way (well, it was nearly on my way).
They were all on the water when I arrived but as soon as I got there, they flew up in the air…
…and started to play musical chairs…
..on the fence posts.
It was a decidedly chilly day with a nippy wind, so more good eating, games of snakes and ladders and Ludo, dancing, talking, playing and singing were all enjoyed indoors.
Matilda and I watched the King George VI steeplechase on the telly and then Matilda gave me a demonstration of her own riding skills, first going down to the start steadily…
…and then riding out a close finish with hands and heels.
Mrs Tootlepedal and Clare, with some occasional help, finished off a decorative 500 piece jigsaw puzzle. It was not as simple as it looked at first sight.
We have made a small dent in the seasonal food mountain but there is a lot of eating still to be done. It is really hard not to get too much food in when family are coming to visit, especially if they bring more delicious things with them. We have eaten very well though, so I am not complaining.
I did get a flying bird of the day today.