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06/04/2021

In which we go walking ....

Firstly thank youfor your lovely comments, I do appreciate them greatly🤗. I was asked if I knew a good sponge cake recipe - yes I do, I will share it with you soon I promise (just need to take some decent photos). The chocolate one I made for the Sunday picnic-in-the-garden was scoffed before I remembered to take a picture!


Not sure what the weather is like where you are but spring has teased us with a couple of warm days then immediately invited winter back in complete with brittle cold winds and snows. Shame on you spring - this is not funny.

We attempted a walk yesterday and cut it short. Despite being wrapped up, it was just not enough, so we sheltered on a sunny bank and shivered whilst we decided that we would take the next path across to the other side of the valley and return back to the van. The valley had a fast little stream flowing through the centre of it so we needed a permissible path across with a bridge before we could return.  Once back at the van, we used it's bulk to hide from the strong breeze and put the kettle on - it was such a blessed relief to be able to have a hot brew before heading back home.  The photograph above was taken on the way out - you would never guess it was such a bitterly cold day!

Today we tried again, this time a local walk. Although there was a threat of snow showers, the bright blue skies and softer breeze called to us so we took the hint and booted up and set off.

It was still cold but nothing like yesterday so we persisted. Eventually we arrived at a little woodland which has a 'secret path' around the far edge with a couple of little benches sited with lovely views. We stopped at one and watched as a snow-shower drifted through the valley. You can see the start of it behind the tree on the left side.

We decided to stay in the woodland - using the trees for shelter. The snow continued to drift up the valley, getting heavier.
Then it got heavier .... and heavier - we were now getting pelted with snow pellets and the other side of the valley vanished.


Himself sat and watched the snow - appreciating the vanishing view and the swirling snow flurries. 



We watched the view reappear with a dusty white coating. 

When it stopped, we left the shelter of the woodland and dropped down into the valley, following the river until we reached another young woodland. Here the sun broke through the clouds and it was beautiful. Buds and new leaves just shone out with such positivity and hope.


Moss seemed impervious to the cold and threw herself into the stream at every opportunity with such a happy face and silly grin. (Idiot dog!)

Now we are home, she is fast asleep on her bed, her feet twitching as she dreams while we hold mugs of tea and appreciate we managed to get out today. We are lucky.


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  1. The weather has been glorious, but bitterly cold and very windy. It looks like you got more snow than we did. X

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    1. We had serval snow showers through out the day and each time the brief flash of sunshine melted the lot - but it was bitterly cold all day!

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  2. I am impressed that you even braved the cold at all - it looks bitter. LM x

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    1. It was bitter - but my other half kept correcting us and saying that it 'was just a little fresh' (!!!)

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  3. Lovely photographs showing the variance of the weather as you were out. Love your secret little wood with benches just for you. Moss as usual not at all worried about the weather. 🧡🌼🦴

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    1. Moss seems impervious to most weather - her pleasure in playing 'out' seems to outweigh the bitter temperatures!

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  4. A lucky walk that you could have so easily missed

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    1. I agree, we almost changed direction when we saw the clouds but it was worth continuing on and watching the showers slip through the valley

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  5. We were out driving in this weather! I think I know where you were walking. Moss is amazing. How can she not feel the cold?

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    1. She does feel the cold - you should see the knocking knees if she has been in the river too long! We have to call her out because she would rather stand or play in the water until she is a block of ice!

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  6. I had to scrape the car this morning....Humphrey was quite happy to snooze in the garden border last week....this week he's only going out when he absolutely has to! Arilx

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    1. Our cats were happy sunbathing cats, this week they are back to be fire huggers!

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  7. Brave you were, though I don't mind cold as long as there's no wind. Our weather too has been very fickle for this time of year with a few days near 30, then back down to the high teens & no rain so far for late March/early April, although up north they have had bucket loads & floods. Thick fog so far this morning. Funny old place is our Oz. I love all your photos,especially Moss & the beautiful "mossy" stone walls. Take care & hope you get some warmer, sunnier days soon. Hugs.

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    1. Yes our weather is flip flopping between spring and winter - such a tease! I believe it will be warmer (and consequently wet🙄) next couple of days - so walking may be muddy rather than icy for the next few days

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  8. Have you ever thought about publishing your photos Kate? They are so good - a book of your blog posts perhaps? Well done on getting out - we didn't have as much snow as you by the looks of it, but it was bitterly cold and we're both wusses when it comes to going out ... must do better lol

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    1. Thanks Fil 😊
      The weather is supposed to warm up a little - and the snow become rain (yay - not) ha ha ha

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  9. "Shame on you spring - this is not funny." - I agree. Nice photos and things here.

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