I dickered and mithered over the purchase of these tulips, because I'm not really a fan of the colour red. But the choice was these or some slightly shabby purple ones, so in the end I plumped, and now I'm glad I did. They brightened up the house on a dark and dreich day, and gave me an excuse for using the tulip vase R and I bought on a city break in Amsterdam a few years ago.
As it was a staying in kind of day I did some processing and tidied up a lot of computer files, and then I made kedgeree for dinner, because I'm an Administrative and Domestic Goddess. And now it's wine o'clock, and I'm away to slump on the sofa for the evening, watching Border Town on Netflix with R.