All of our children are currently in England, which is fine (though I'd rather have them here, preferably in bed and ready to be tucked in). Daughter 1 is visiting her in-laws with her husband and the children; Daughter 2 lives in London (well, no, that bit isn't fine) and Son and Daughter-in-Law are on holiday. So we've been free of responsibilities, which is quite pleasant, if a bit ho-hum-what-is-the-point-of-us?
Today the point has been tidying the garden. I've done the front and the little side bit and got started on the back, though there's still quite a lot to do. But spring is definitely springing and there's lots of lovely colour and I can still hope that maybe this year the snails and slugs won't be so bad.
Then tonight I pinned the quilt top (which is upside down in this picture) to the batting and backing, which was surprisingly hard on the garden-weary knees since I had to do it on the floor. So instead of trimming the extra bits and starting the quilting I watched a bit of television: "Ugly House to Beautiful House". It's relaxing watching other people working and interesting to see what difference a good architect (and quite a lot of money) can make to a not-very-nice house.