21h00 – 9 o’clock in the evening and 18°C. I am standing in the front drive with a glass of Chablis in my hand admiring the last of the evening light in a superb setting and temperature. Wonderful !
13h00 – P has come back from the pharmacy with my blood test results, all within current limits, great stuff. so clear chest X-ray and blood tests all fine.
16h00 – Lovely day, sun shining – so worked on the fish pond filters and skimmers and got them all working. Unusally for me I did a proper tidy and clean job at the end of last season before the winter so everything just needed reassembling and switching on and it looks like there are no leaks or spillages. Added some treatment to the 7500 litre pond, some TetraPond AquaProtect (AquaSafe) and some TetraPond MediFin to both the 7500l and 1200l ponds. Gave the fish a liitle wheatgerm food, water temperature 12°C so they ought to be feeding. They are already busy pairing up and looking for egg laying sites, both ponds are well established now and we do get quite a few off-spring every year.
Picked some rhubarb for lunch and dinner and the strawberries in the greenhouse (poly-tunnel) are flowering.
So now its time to do some grass cutting, the sun and last weeks rain are doing their worst. We really did need the rain though.