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Tuesday 3rd April 2012

I haven’t blogged since our long weekend on That’s D’riculous as it has been back to the hum drum day to day of work for both of us, although luckily I do enjoy my job I have next year in my sites now & really want to be fulltime on the boat.

The weather has been beautiful over the past couple of weeks for the time of year, even in Scotland. In fact I think we have had some of the highest temperatures in the UK, certainly records were made in Aberdeenshire with record highs of 23c in Aboyne, we have enjoyed eating outside in the garden & have done another carboot sale to increase the “boat fund”. Had a look at all the stuff we own last week & if we car boot every spare weekend all summer we will still struggle to clear it all!

Colin managed to get a shot at one of the three Woodpeckers that visit our garden regularly.

The really warm weather & clear skies has made for some gorgeous sunrises too.

Here are a few pictures from last Wednesday  when my working day took me to Dunkeld & Pitlochry & it was like summer but without leaves on the trees!

The River Tay at Dunkeld

Kayakers on the River Tay at Grandtuilly

Mr & Mrs Duck enjoying the sunshine!

Then as we knew it would at this time of the year, today it all changed DRASTICALLY. We awoke to 4″ of heavy wet as opposed to powdery snow, blizzard like conditions & temperatures of -1c.

The daffodils & the wildlife look very confused today, even Caley our mad Spaniel was a bit shocked at the conditions during her morning walk!

I have seen heather under snow, obviously living in Scotland but I have never seen Cherry blossom weighed down by snow.

Although I have to say it looks really pretty.

So this unbelievably erratic day weatherwise ended this evening watching a cock pheasant trying to find some seeds in the snow from under thew bird feeders. He was a big chubby fella too!

I am so looking forward to the end of this week, we travel down to Aqueduct Marina on Thursday evening after work to start a 10day Easter break on our beloved nb. Bring it on, no matter what the weather & if it rains we will not moan as we know that despite our erratic weather the canals desperately need lots of rain.

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