Friday, 8 March 2013

Cheeky boy.

Sitting in the garden, wearing chunky boots and many layers. Welcome to a Yorkshire Spring!

Long time no see - everyone ok?
I have been zapped of all energy, full of pain, sick of hospital trips, but am determined to pick up. Blogging is a good visual diary for me, so I am going to make more of an effort to post, even if nobody reads it!

Sooooo.... we have had that strange, glowing sky thing here. A few simply glorious days - then bitterly cold, now grey and pouring down, and snow - yes SNOW forecast for next week. So a typical English Spring then.

I love it - I would have always said that Summer is my very favourite, but the last few years of enforced home and garden indolence has made me a massive Spring fan. Assorted 'stuff' peeping through all the pots, something new (literally) appearing every day - I LOVE IT!
Lots of the tulips are budding, there is a lone purple crocus about to open, and one primula survived the winter.
I got a bit carried away with sunstroke and planted seeds, but they will probably die next week.
PSidney loves being in the sun, he sings to himself then stretches riiiiiight out on my knee with his little back feet turned up, he's so lovely.

But the Cheeky boy in the title? Yes Sid is cheeky - but he has competition.
Meet Charlie:

Pleased to meet you!
Do you have food?
Every single day, Charlie hop- hop- hops down the tree when I go out to feed the birds. He started by watching, so I started chatting to him. He does that side to side head cocking thing which is fab!
The more I chatted, the more he watched.
Then he came closer ....

and closer ......

..... still watching .....

..... until greed and curiosity won out and he sat on the food tub, ON MY KNEE!

How utterly magical is that!


I am determined to get him feeding from my hand. Over the last few weeks he has followed me round the garden, sat on the other end of the bench, explored all the pots, hopped under the table - every day he appears. Closer and bolder he gets.

But no, it didn't stop there.

Hop hop hop.
What's this?
A really REALLY big tree?
Let me hop inside and explore.

Yes, he hopped inside the house!
I ended up following him in and asking 'What are you doing cheeky??!'

He has given me so many smiles and so much pleasure. Lovely.

I do have other things to report, but for now I will leave you with The Daily Robin, from yesterday:


gemma said...

Loki at his tiny feet. How lovely for you.

Tishkette said...

I read! I do!

Anonymous said...

I love reading your blog sulky. I enjoy the wildlife, the garden, the house, the health updates, the knitting.....need I continue? I'm not big on bad. You do bring a smile. Hope you feel better soon! papiokc