I had a really bad cold last week and as a result, I had bad asthma. On Monday when I got up I had difficulty to breathe and so I had to drive to A&E. I was put on to a respirator to inhale ventolin mixed with oxygen.
After a short time my condition was greatly improved and a couple of hours later I was sent home.
They also discovered that I had a lung infection and with a course of antibiotics I and beginning to feel better now.
We are currently living in the cabin, and yesterday it was a little like winter. We had snow during the day and the temperature last night was -2 degrees C.
Emma made her first fire using a fire steel on Saturday
And on Sunday we caught a 1kg perch
Which we wrapped in wet newspaper and cooked in the fire
On Thursday the weather was warm and there were no mosquitoes, so we could sit out and eat.
but the weather was not so good over the weekend, so we had to sit in the veranda
Emma spent some time fishing, and we made fire to cook hot chocolate
She caught a nice sized Perch
We also spent some time carving. Both Teres and myself made spoons, and Emma made a really nice butter knife.
Last weekend I was well enough after my operation, to visit my cabin, where we stayed for a long weekend.
Emma has a new box of tools and wanted to build a nestbox, so I found her some off-cuts of wood to use.
She was very pleased with the end result!
The birds were also pleased with it, because within 24 hours a pair of Pied Flycatchers had moved in.
We have several pairs in boxes around the cabin now.
In a box just outside the kitchen window we are fortunate enough to have a pair of Siberian Tit nesting.
House Martins spent the day gathering mud to build their own nests