There's something about January which makes me low. Maybe it's because Christmas is over. Maybe it's because light levels are low. Whatever it is I know I'm not the only one to find January difficult. It happens every year and really it's January and February too which is too long a period to feel low.
So I need a bit of January Joy! Today I found just that. Sharon, my cousin's wife, had been given a voucher for afternoon tea at a local tearoom and she very kindly invited me and we had afternoon tea at lunch time. Look what arrived. We both gasped as it looked a wonderful tea-for-two. We gasped even more when a second cake stand full arrived - this food is just for one person. You won't be surprised that we needed a doggy bag and Sharon's grandchildren were in luck.
When I got home I nipped out into the garden and I was greeted by the sight of my first snowdrops!! Oh aren't they a joy! And these are just the first of many.
While I was out there I had a check on the veg patch and the leeks are now lovely and fat. The joy of leek and potato soup will soon be mine.
Maybe January 2019 won't be too bad.