Welcome back

The weather has turned mild and wet — Atlantic weather, which we’re pleased to see after bucketloads of Arctic. And just today, the first of the snowdrops has come out! There’s a spot on the bank which must be particularly warm and sheltered, because they’re always the harbingers, and there they are, nodding their little white heads. This early in the year, a wonderful reminder that yes, there will be spring eventually, and that the other bulbs are starting to push their snouts up. I bought myself a little present today — I’d gone into a householdy sort of shop to buy a large mixing bowl, and was beguiled by a display of batteryless torches on the counter. I acquired one of these ingenious items — you generate the power yourself by squeezing it periodically as you walk along, wheels whir and whiz round inside it, and the light goes on. If you stop squeezing, the light gradually dies, but it can be revived again in a moment. It really seems like a very good idea, and the light is quite bright.

3 Responses to “Welcome back”

  1. Eleanor Says:

    Have just had your kitten rearranging computer desktop experience. I am setting up a new computer, and Travis the new addition to the family, jumped up and somehow “disappeared” a mail function. I have gotten it back, thank goodness, but in the process thought of how Miss Kit was very good at same. I will have to pay more attention to where he is when my laptop is open now.

  2. Jane Says:

    There is some software you can buy called PawSense — I must say, when I read their advertising I know whereof they speak: ‘When cats walk or climb on your keyboard, they can enter random commands and data, damage your files, and even crash your computer. This can happen whether you are near the computer or have suddenly been called away from it …’ O, can’t it just. I try and remember to put the lid down.

  3. Eleanor Says:

    PawSense! Ha. I will keep the lid down, too.

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