|Occasionally we wake up to glorious skies|
Saturday morning, the paths gleam with rain once more, but of course it is that fabulous moment in time when the year is on the cusp of changing over to longer daylight. We had a delicious Chinese meal last night to celebrate LS's birthday. He had fried squid with noodles/beansprouts and I had the noodles with broccoli/garlic, which may seem strange but I do love my vegetables, plus a side helping of spring rolls. We had often passed this large pub which had changed into a Chinese restaurant but the overall impression when you actually go in is enormous friendliness. The owner Mandy is Vietnamese and her husband is English, she called him an inventor and the whole large house is very 'green' with underfloor heating, special lighting and.......... in the loo when you stepped on a granite slab by the wash basin, the water switched on - totally impressed.
The couple had looked at the house of the people we had had drinks with last weekend, just because it had the river running through the grounds, he had thought to harness the power of the river for one of his green schemes, not sure it would have been allowed though.
My internet Xmas card above needs a bit of work, though to do on the door as I had managed to make a wreath out of an old heart shaped ornament, notice the two white butterflies, we are even losing all our butterflies as well in this country....