Today it is cold and little sunshine but I have many things to do inside and I really find it hard if the sun is shining not to be out in the garden.
Last night we went to a concert in a tiny little village about 15 minutes away from here.
We drove past the cows and the lovely old stone farmhouses until we came to the village hall in a tiny little place.
The coloured lights all lit and standing outside 5 musicians from Nepal in their traditional costumes.
In we went and the walls and ceiling of the hall were decorated with printed Indian fabrics and on small tables there were candles.
We sat and listened to the music from Nepal which was very different, then it was the turn of the musicians from Madagascar. Their music was so alive and happy and I noticed how many people had smiles on their faces.
It was a wonderful evening and as always living here there are surprises which you wouldn't expect in such a rural area.
However culture and tradition are important and to celebrate that with others is always good no matter where you are.