Not all is as it should be in “Paradise”.  We have had some cold weather which has “eaten” through a lot of our wood for heating with the wood stove, Kent has had several appointments with specialists and will require an operation in the very near future.  I am suffering with a pulled muscle in my side and a cold, the first in several years and to top it all I went to harvest some of my lovely winter vegetables only to discover that the neighbours’ sheep had broken into my garden and eaten everything!  I have decided not to continue planting my vegetable garden as it has become too difficult to keep the garden watered and the battle with the sheep has finished me off!  Vegetables at the local market are not only cheap but also very fresh so all the hard work and money I expend on my garden has become a bit redundant.  I am basically a very optimistic person but at the moment my glass appears to be half empty!  I know that I have been remiss in posting on my blog in the last few months but trips to the nearest big city to specialists and various tests for Kent have taken their toll on my time.  I’m looking forward to Spring with the weather warming up and now that I have made a decision not to plant a vegetable garden any more I will have more time to resume walking, doing Tai Chi, posting on my blog and continuing my Greek studies.  I’m sure my optimism will return once my cold has gone and the weather warms up!  Below are the sad photos of this years’ veggies after the sheep have had their supper.