Still a bitterly cold wind, particularly in the early morning but often by lunchtime it has dropped and I've spent several hours in the afternoons sitting out in a sheltered spot in the sunshine reading. One afternoon was with my Breton neighbours and we sat and ate pancakes and drank coffee.
Here are some of the blooms in the lanes around me.
Yesterday I walked over to my car and found this nest on the ground, it had fallen from a fir in my neighbour's garden. I don't know what bird built it but it was just finished as the moss is still green and fresh.
It's seven days since I came back from hospital and I feel good. It's frustrating not to be able to do things like lifting and bending - banned for about four weeks - and I'm desperate to work in the garden but I'm going to do as I am told as I want the operation to be successful.
I went to the doctor this morning for my usual three monthly prescription and was pleased to see that the list of medications for which the prescription previously took the best part of two A4 sheets has been reduced to six items. Two allergy products, two digestion items (because of the bypass) and Vitamin D and calcium. No more statins, blood pressure tablets, aspirin, HRT, asthma inhalers etc. etc. The French health system has done me proud and I'm so grateful to all the medical people who have helped me here.