It's been a quiet week for me, as I try to shake off a bad cold that has aggravated my asthma.
Charlie and Bex were home on Sunday to celebrate Charlie's 20th birthday – I find it hard to believe we only have one teenager in the family now - we enjoyed a meal together at our local pub and some banoffee cupcakes that Bex baked as an alternative Birthday Cake. They were delicious!
Charlie's birthday always falls during half term, and although none of our three are at school anymore, it also marks the time that we begin to notice signs of spring. It is usually when I'm taking Barney for his walk that I feel the change of seasons, but of course there are often a few false starts before we really get there. We may still have more snow!
I now have a decent camera in my mobile phone, and the family laugh that Barney must be the most photographed dog in the world – I'm always taking his picture as we walk together – he seems to quite enjoy posing for me!
I hope you like the ones I've chosen here. I've also added a photo of Buddy, our blind and deaf cat. A few of you have asked after him and although he is now housebound, he seems happy and is doing well.
Our garden is beginning to come to life as well. It's style is very natural (low maintenance!) and we have bulbs popping up all over the place. The snowdrops are in full bloom and the daffodils are almost open. I cut some today to have in the kitchen.
Today was very cold and grey, but we have enjoyed some beautiful blue skies in the last week or so. Billy describes the perfect sky as a 'bluebird' sky when he's in the mountains, and he sent us a gorgeous photo that his instructor took of him on the slopes under such a sky.
You can feel his exhilaration just by looking at it!
Tomorrow I must shake off my cold properly, as we are filming a promo film for a new show that I will be hosting every Wednesday at 10am from March 6th. It will be called 'Morning Style with Kathy' and I will be helping you to get the best from QVC fashion – to find the way to make the most of your size and shape, to suit your own style and the way you live your life. I'm really looking forward to it and will tell you much more in my next blog.
Until then, take care and look after yourselves.