Another very special treat is the wildlife. In a small garden close to the front of the house is a rather dead tree. It does have honeysuckle growing through it so does not look too bare and we have hung a bird feeder on one of the branches. This has attracted many birds and we have regular visits from great tits, anything up to five or six at a time taking it in turn to feed. The robins, sparrows and finches are frequent visitors and happily feed on the seeds discarded by the tits. The blackbirds, jays and magpies seem to be more shy but are still regular visitors. We even spotted a tiny mouse running in and out of the granite wall to steel a few seeds.