The nights are getting lighter, and it’s beginning to feel a lot like spring. And that’s reflected in this latest batch of pictures, which feature beautiful blue skies, pretty sunsets and daffodils. There are, however, a few reminders that winter hasn’t quite gone yet – snow-capped mountains and dense fog. We are, at least, moving in the right direction!
Inspired by Reluctant Housedad, I decided to make some pasta, using his recipe for goat’s cheese and walnut ravioli. I made ravioli once before, many years ago, and although edible, the results weren’t great, and it’s never been made again since. Until now that is, and this dish was a great success – it won’t be long before there is a repeat performance!
52. Licence to drive
I know at least one person who’s jealous of Heather passing her driving test first time, which she did a couple of weeks ago at nursery. And here’s the proof. Of course, what it doesn’t say is that her test was taken in a toy car, so I doubt her licence is valid to go out on the roads for real. Not that she could of course, she wouldn’t be able to reach the pedals!
53. Bedtime for baby
Every so often, the girls leave toys in weird and wonderful positions. This is what I found one night after putting Heather to bed – Baby Annabel had her own bed made out of cushions. Which is a little curious to be honest, as Baby Annabel has her own cot up in Heather’s room. Maybe she snores?
54. View from Glengoyne
Last Saturday I visited Glengoyne Distillery, for a tour and whisky blending masterclass. The tour was great, and the scenery fantastic, as you can see from this picture taken across the road from the distillery (right in the middle is a snowy Ben Lomond). And the whisky? The sip I’ve had of my blend was better than I expected, although not a patch on Glengoyne’s 18 year old single malt, which we got to sample at the end of our tour.
I actually have no words for this one… what’s not to love about posing for a photo wearing nighties and witch hats in February?
56. Mutant apple
I eat a lot of apples – two a day, normally – but I’ve never come across one like this. I’m not sure if it had started rotting from the inside out, or if it was starting to grow, but either way I didn’t get any further than this. Fortunately the weird bit wasn’t attached to the rest of the flesh, so I didn’t actually eat any of it. Probably for the best.
57. Red sky at night
We’ve had quite a run of clear skies recently, which tends to make for a pretty sunset. And with the days getting longer, I even get to see them now! This one was snapped as I arrived home from work.
58. The fog
Of course, it hasn’t been all clear skies and sunshine, we’ve also had fog and the odd snow flurry. Not the densest of fogs, admittedly, but it’s still a struggle to see the other side of the car park at work.
Megan has an obsession with doors at the moment – if anyone is going out, she has to be the one to close the door, and if she get’s the chance, open it too. This morning was no exception. You’ll notice the hand that’s not on the door handle is stuffed in her mouth. She’s got her last four back teeth coming in at the moment, which is a joy for all involved, as it’s turned her (justifiably so) into a right little grump.
Nana bought these last week for the girls to give to Mummy, but it was a few days before they opened as fully as this. Which was perfect timing – I snapped this on the morning of St David’s Day without realising the date! I definitely caught them at the right time, though, because they’re really starting to wither now.