After the snow earlier in the month this warmer spell recently has been a wonderful change. We managed to spend a large portion of the weekend in the garden and the fresh air made all of us feel so much better.
It also gave us the opportunity to get quite a few jobs done that we've been putting off since the autumn. Weeds were cleared, the apple tree pruned and dead leaves swept up. We also finally assembled and put up one of our Christmas presents – this lovely birdhouse made from cardboard! Over on UK Nature Blog Mr C has told you all about it and he'll also be reporting back on just how successful it is.
Of course there was a certain someone who was very keen to help us as we worked in the garden. Although she does seem to think that brushes are to be used to spreading stuff around rather than sweeping it into piles which made sweeping up leaves a bit of a never-ending job!