But the trip up north did give me a chance to see Mum's cat, Sweep (as well as Mum too, obviously).
coming up in our garden at the beginning of January, all can now be revealed. It definitely wasn't grass seed - it was little tiny crocuses! Bizarrely in lilac and purple (our wedding colours, I didn't plant them and they weren't there last year?!?!?)
The red queen which is much better. Not great, just better. I'm finding the main character, Margaret Beaufort (Henry VIII's grandmother) a little one-dimensional though and it definitely isn't as good as The other Boleyn girl. It sounds as though it should be read alongside The white queen though (which follows Elizabeth Woodville) to get a more rounded story.