I haven't been sleeping well.
Now most mornings I am awake around 4 am.
Thats why I'm presently on my second flat white in an hour.
This morning I witnessed something quite wonderful in those bleak hours just before dawn. Sat in the window seat with Mary ( and Albert) and a large builder's tea we watched a badger sow with two tiny cubs root excitedly around the garden
The cubs were particulary interested in one of Winnie's turds which they chomped on as though it was chocolate and their squeals and grunts made Mary shiver in excitement which necessitated me to clamp her jaws together save she should bark.
The cubs looked a little like baby pandas
We watched them for a good 40 minutes before the sky in the east started to brighten .