So far this year has been very interesting:
• The Mother has been in hospital because a dialysis shunt had to be taken out.
• The Favorite Sister had a stroke scare.
• The house door was kaputt. Someone had to stay at home always because the door would not open from the outside. It took 2 weeks to get the door fixed because it's a security door look.

I've got a new little beastie called Emily. She loves water.

Emily on the frozen pond:

Emily on the reeds:

The garden is coming along nicely. At the beginning of April:

The tree peonies were very early but breathtaking: