I've been busy as ever in the garden, its looking good with plenty of colour, pretty spring plants and buds opening everywhere. There actually is a bee on the flowering currant in the first photograph.
Mr FF was busy with the lawn, he spent many hours on Saturday raking out the old thatch and moss then put down some organic fertilizer, which unfortunately smells quite strongly of chicken poo. OK for him, he went off this morning to climb 3 munroes (Scottish hills over 3000 feet high). He sent me this photograph from the last top, where he met this handsome dog who might actually appreciate our strong smelling garden more than I did today, our cats certainly used to love the manure and enjoyed a good roll about it in.When I wasn't working in the garden last week I did a proper days work. I was at Edinburgh University invigilating for a 7 hour exam. I had to do a bit of preparation during the week and sit in with the candidates all day Friday. The exam itself was quite intense, no speaking whatsoever, even during the half hour break when we all ate our packed lunches together in the exam room. I was worried that I'd be bored sitting there and took about 4 books with me, plus some sock knitting though Mr FF didn't think that would be appropriate. In fact the time went really quickly, I read about half a book and spent the rest of my time watching the candidates working away. Getting up before 7 to shower, dress and eat before rushing out was quite a novelty, something I hadn't done since last July and I thoroughly enjoyed myself, but I think I might wait another 9 months before I work again, that seems about the right work life balance for me.