When we returned from Africa and moved to our present home, our budget was very tight. So we started hand delivering the festive cards we had written for our friends in the village. Although the village is not large our boys were very small and the weather unreliable - so we did this with a certain amount of trepidation.
The boys grew bigger and the walk seemed to get easier and quicker.
The weather remained unreliable.
So developed our festive village walkabout tradition.
We'd been out late late on Friday evening with Himself's side of the family for a festive get-together. So when we woke up to a bright and crisp Saturday, I decided that today would be this year's village walkabout, it would help clear our heads and get our cards delivered at the same time. We woke the youngsters, ate breakfast and then having wrapped up well, we set off. We trooped off (with me clutching a chrimbly door wreath to give to a friend) and dropped off cards for a couple of hours.
In the far distance a snow covered Pendle hill.
Our hill - Boulsworth with a light dusting of snow. Our furthest drop was at the base of the hill.
As we walked along we kept our eyes on that bank of cloud.
We met some of the locals
Youngest found a chunk of ice and we marveled at the layers and its brittleness.
Held up to the eye made the sun twinkle and sky look dappled.
Mostly icy and crisp under foot, some paths were definitely on the muddy side.
Geriatric dog required a bath when we were home.
Eldest and Girlfriend talked non stop the whole way round
Then, just as we got home - the heavens opened and a sharp hail shower made us scurry indoors. Time to have home made leek and potato soup and hunks of bread - yum.
Now back to chrimbly count down - 14!
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