It’s time to say our farewells to the first two months of 2021. During this time, when we have been subjected to short days, rain, snow, a gale and another lockdown, I have not been bored. Each day I have had a list of things (love my lists) to work through, some more interesting and rewarding than others. Something I have not addressed fully yet, is expanding my website. I have made a start, by drafting an introduction to the village. After this I will add a page covering ar
After spending time over the past few days in our garden and taking advantage of the positive turn in the weather (particularly today when apart from first thing, we haven’t needed to wear jackets) I am running out of time, so today’s blog is going to be a shortish one. With the tides in our favour, we walked the beach on Saturday morning and again today. I took a photo to show that we need some good southerlies to restore the sand but in the meantime the walking is very roug
We’re just back from a walk on the beach, our first since the snow cleared on Monday. What a relief it was when the thaw started on Sunday afternoon, continuing through Monday until there are now just the few odd patches of snow in the village where it has drifted. What has been an unpleasant period, since Storm Darcy hit us, is now hopefully over and we can once again look forward to spring. Everyone we've met have had their spirits lifted now that life can return to normal,
Just as one layer of snow packed on the pavements and roads then another layer fell, until yesterday when there was just a few fluttering of flakes passing our windows. The snow has resulted in the inevitable; villages have been cut off, vehicles became stuck in drifts, plus the post, deliveries and bin collections were unable to reach the worst affected areas. Our online grocery provider messaged me to advise that, in the interest of their drivers’ safety, our Monday deliver
Well, we knew it would hit us. I’m talking about the forecast storm. Storm Darcy arrived during Saturday night, and for the first time in many a year, I woke in the early morning with cold feet. I tried to ignore this but I just can’t sleep with cold feet so in the end I turned the electric blanket on and before long I was nice and toasty and drifted back off to sleep. The wind was something else, when we took Barney out for a walk. Talk about lazy, it went right through us.
Yes, we have had some rain but on the whole the weather this week has been very pleasant. I have even been able to dispense with my gloves on a couple of Barney’s walks. The garden has had a tidy, still more to do though but this will probably have to wait until after the weekend and the forecast high winds and snow have blown through. Yesterday morning, The Sea Marge was bathed in sunlight; such a handsome house I just had to stop and take a photo. The roof of patched tiles
Yet to find out what February has in store for us, I hope I am not speaking too soon when I say, I am glad to see the back of January. I may have a moan about the rain and the cold during January, but it has in truth been a proper winter’s month. Not a bad start today to February; dry with sunshine this afternoon but still on the cold side. Although the soil is still very wet, the grass was reasonably dry this morning enabling Peter to get the mower out and cut the lawns exce