It's not a day for going outside, even if I was feeling fabulous, and I'm not. My only trip outside was fleeting, to feed the birds with fat and seed cake that I'd made. Now rain is lashing against the windows and washing away yesterday's snow. I'm enjoying a cosy afternoon, counting my blessings, thinking of this gorgeous garden - looking forward to finding out what all the plants and trees are this first year. So much to learn. Wondering whether there's any scope for a few more bulbs. Looking forward to learning how to look after the pond and how to encourage more wildlife. Wondering about that tabby cat that visited in the early-morning gloom, with its wide, banded, black tipped tail, tempted by ancient goat's cheese.