Columba - I don't know why I added that on here, but it's in my notes about that painting. I don't remember exactly where but it was a painting showing my techniques to a group of enthusiasts most likely at a meeting of an art group somewhere.
TS - your aubretia is a bit ahead of ours although we do have a few flowers on it, we have masses of primroses though, more than last year. They started flowering in November and are just about at their peak I'd judge. Did you have to wait long for the peacock or did you rush out camera at the ready as soon as you saw him?
My weight seems to have settled down at half a stone more than it was when I was running 15+ miles per week.