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Winter Wonderland

Mummy always thinks it's such a shame that the boys house is at it's most splendid, when Txomin and Arthur are hibernating! With the winter weather - though to be honest, there's not a huge amount of it, including rain, in Barcelona - the grass begins to grow, weeds sprout up and the lavender plant goes wild. It becomes a lush green paradise, with food galore for the boys and such a contrast to the summer months, when it's so warm and dry, that even with daily watering and a sun shade to protect it, the ground becomes scorched and everything turns from green to brown.

It's very exciting therefore, when the boys wake up. However, this week, though the boys have woken up, due to some unusually warm weather, it's really a bit too early and they are not quite with it and can't decide whether to be awake or go back to sleep. Two days ago, both Txomin and Arthur managed a couple of dandelions and a few small pieces of cucumber (for bit of liquid), their first food since since November, but since then, they are just not interested. The ignore the clover, the lush weeds and the flower head mummy has happily been pulling off the flowers around the terrace. They have gone back into their houses and look set to snuggle down a bit longer. Let's hope it still looks as good when they do decide to show their faces...