However, if anything was designed to make me perk up it is the profusion of spring blooms in mine and my neighbour's garden and the lane.
Yesterday saw me saying goodbye to my old Discovery which I had bought from my roofer back in September 2006. It had done 243,000+ miles, 50,000 driven by me, and has been a good friend. However, it had started leaking badly and if I didn't drive it every day it needed jump starting. Once going it went on forever and I was sad to see it go.
After much thought about what might replace both the Peugeot 307cc and the Discovery, I saw an advert for a younger Discovery and went for that. Here she is in the road by Bon Repos Abbey where I went for a beer in the sunshine and then lunch on Tuesday.
There was a group of French school children on a trip out who had just settled down to eat their lunchtime filled baguettes on the area by the Nantes/Brest canal - very well behaved.
The coping stones along the top of the bridge wall are linked - a little like a jigsaw puzzle. I don't ever remember seeing coping done like this before.
The weir water was still rushing over. There is still so much water draining off the land.
The skies have had unusual cloud patterns this week but we had no rain for about nine days, so lovely after the wet months before. I love this stripy sky.
Three things I like:
1. Drying my washing on the garden line in the sunshine.
2. Getting the first two blue eggs from my Araucana hens.
3. Driving a vehicle which has dry seats.