It is just above freezing now but very grey and dull. OH had to break the ice on the chickens' water again this morning.
We had our traditional New Year's breakfast of scrambled eggs with smoked salmon on toast and buck's fizz, the same as on Christmas Day. Then we watched the New Year's concert from Vienna. It was strange to see the hall without an audience, though they did have applause via Zoom from viewers worldwide. It's repeated later on BBC4 and available on iPlayer.
While listening to the music I looked out of the window and saw a lot of activity on the bird feeders in the front garden. We had two robins, so they have already paired up, lots of blue tits, great tits, long-tailed tits and coal tits, Mr and Mrs Blackbird, a dunnock, a wood pigeon...and for the first time in the almost 20 years we've lived here, a blackcap! Later on Mrs Grey Squirrel arrived and was hanging upside down on the peanut feeder nibbling away. I shall have to brave the cold and go out there to replace suet balls and seed mix.
Chicken report: Dottie and Pearl(!) have laid eggs.
=^..^= What do you mean, there's no room in my shopping trolley? Of course there is.