Saturday, 31 March 2018

a long winter...

A somewhat belated post... but it feels like the cold weather is endless this year. A few weeks ago the sky was blue so, desperate for some sunshine, I took myself for a walk up on the coast. Looks were deceptive though - there was no warmth in the air and within a few minutes my eyes were watering and my hands so cold I could barely use the camera!

Cley Mill looked lovely across the marshes though...

...and the low sun lit up the tidal pools...

The path was icy but a patch of snowdrops gave promise of Spring on the way...

...and then within a few days winter was back, with a vengeance...

My leaky gutter issue became a bit more apparent!

but my friendly robin was happy to take advantage of a bit of unwanted fruit cake...

The snow didn't last that long really but it is still mostly wet and cold and a walk into the city today was a fairly dismal affair, guaranteed to make me want to retreat to the warmth of my living room and curl up with a book...

Definitely ready for winter to be over. Beginning to feel like a hermit...
S x


  1. Hi Sandra, lovely to hear from you. Your pictures are all beautiful but I must agree. I'm ready for some warmer weather now. I think we may have to be patient just a little bit longer though.
    Jacquie xxx

  2. Hi Sandra this is my first visit with you today. Your pictures are lovely. I know what you mean by feeling a bit like a hermit. By the end of winter I feel a little like a mole leaving the house in the dark and coming home in the dark. I'm trying to convince myself that the warmer weather really is just around the corner but its been mist and fog and an April deluge rather than showers the last few days.


    1. Apparently there was a little bit of sunshine here today - but typically it showed itself in the few hours that I had nipped into work to catch up a bit! I went in in mist and came home in drizzle - bleurgh.

  3. Today, I went to the beachfront with my children.
    I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said "You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear." She placed the
    shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.

    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had to tell someone!


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