However life here continues; two of our hens have started to lay after a winter break that started at beginning of October. Golden eggs, as DaddyHen calls them, hopefully the other three will start soon - we usually get a good supply from mid February to end September. Not having any hybrid hens means that you dont get eggs all year round.
I have nearly finished my patchwork crochet granny square blanket - choosing the edging colours seems to be harder than the squares, another three or four rows to go; this blanket is massive - I'll give you the stats when I do the ta-dah post.
Sold some more stuff on eBay which yielded another £109 for the sealed pot or tin in my case.