Am breaking my usual no family photos rule today to celebrate an unexpectedly lovely day. Husband's car playing up this morning so he took an unscheduled day off. And it's half term for us this week. So persuaded idle teenager and hobbling husband (still recovering from ankle op) to accompany me to Ness Gardens on the Wirral peninsula to see the snowdrops. Bribed them with promise of cake - best Victoria Sponge ever in their cafe. Weather mild and dry with occasional blinks of sunshine too so a real treat.
The snowdrops were glorious. Rest of the family amused at how smiley I was because of this. Teenager doesn't get my fascination with flowers and says I am turning into 'an old biddy'. Charming!
For once she allowed me to take a picture of her, as long as it was far away. Can't understand why she objects to photographs when she spends a lot of time on Snapchat, sending unedited and sometimes unflattering images of herself to her friends. In fact it seems to be the thing to pull silly faces to convey various emotions on Snapchat, which has pretty much replaced Facebook for her. Fascinating really, the way teenagers use social media. I'm sure there's material for a PhD on this, though the data would be out of date before it could be written up. Anyway I digress...
Can't help thinking, though, that the snowdrops will be out in Dad's garden in Ballyronan and no one is there to see them this year.