For once the morning was sunny and mild. I was tempted to go for a walk, but was virtuous and helped Pete do some tidying in the garden instead. After being rather neglected last summer, and with a mild and wet winter, it's looking a tad wild even for a wildlife garden.
Evergreen species including ivy and greater periwinkle have rampaged across flower beds and will need some serious management this spring. However, the warmer weather has encouraged the spring flora, and there is a fine display of snowdrops, which have now been joined by the first of the Early Crocus and a few Primrose blooms.
By lunchtime it was raining again, but that was okay as Pete and I spent much of the afternoon creating a home-cooked feast to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Despite seven of us at the table, we ended up with far too much food, but had a great evening, partly spent trying to put a playlist together for the forthcoming wedding. Suddenly it seems quite close...