Monday, February 27, 2012

Swans and flowers

It's been a peaceful day. In the morning I had a friend to coffee, which was lovely. In the afternoon, Mr Life and I went for a walk along the local burn (stream) and watched swans.
I wonder why the snowdrops growing on the banks are in such thick clumps, while those in my carefully tended garden seem reluctant to multiply.
On our return, I admired this polyanthus beside our front door.
And these daffodils - two bunches for £2 - which smell deliciously of spring.
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And then the estate agent phoned to say that a couple had put in an offer for my mother's flat, on the market since March. It's not a very good offer compared to the valuation, but the market is very slow and she would really like to sell it. Please keep your fingers crossed, bloggy friends, that it all goes through; though as my brother replied when I emailed him this news, "Ti si rhater dfifclut ot tpye wtih ym fniergs corsesd."

12 comments:

Linds said...

Fingers crossed here too - and how I love peaceful days!

Jennifer said...

Fingers are crossed here! Love your daffodils, they are such a glorious colour and your pretty polyanthus is a real touch of spring.

Fairlie said...

Everything crossed for you!

Molly said...

That would be a weight off your mind and a relief for your mother, not to mention a great bargain for that couple! Fingers crossed for you....

Ali Honey said...

Good, good, good.
Lovely Daffs and Polly too.
Strange how we can still read what that says even with letters in the wrong order.

Lucille said...

Very much hoping for a happy outcome.

Jee said...

Hope it all goes through, Isabelle.

Thimbleanna said...

You have a very funny brother! Fingers definitely crossed here -- I hope it all goes well!

Mac n' Janet said...

Fingers crossed, it takes so long to sell a house now that one almost gives up.

Fran said...

Yes, I like your brother's sense of humour, too!

Dartford Warbler said...

It will be a relief to you all when the flat is sold, so I do hope it goes through.We had to sell my Mum`s house when she was very old and ill. Not an easy thing.

Lovely to see your swans and spring flowers. The smell of spring daffodils is wonderful.

willowcaroline said...

What a fun sense of humor your brother has... and I often wonder why my snowdrops don't clump either. Hmmm.... but I do have a ton of crocuses!