thank you so much for your comments on my thrifty post. It's nice to see there are plenty of you who feel interested in frugal living too.
Here's a catch up post which includes walking and homely things. I hope you find something to make you smile.
We have had typical winter weather I suppose. The grey days are the hardest for me. So uninteresting and demotivating.
Even fog is more welcome...in fact it's quite a nice change occasionally. It adds a mysterious air to familiar scenes.
I do like a bit of fog.
The world is monochrome except for the closest objects. Viburnum blossom. Lovely.
Here's the hidden valley....more hidden than usual on this walk :0)
It's looking rather eerie in these photos, but I didn't find it so.
I could just make out the farmhouse and it's smoking chimney.
and the church tower in the other direction.
Nearing home I passed a steaming manure heap.
It's always a magnet for the birds.
I was happy to get home before the fog turned to rain.
The bad weather does put me off getting on with stuff. I tend to curl up with some crochet and a movie. THIS one was great for a Sunday afternoon sob.
Happily the following weekend had at least had one bright day. And the sunlight is beginning to reach a little further into our north facing garden as the year progresses.
The sunshine even tempted me out into the garden for the first time this year.
I found some sprouting tulips in the shed that I forgot to plant in the autumn....so I planted them in the raised bed and I'm hoping they will forgive me.
Clearing away the dead foliage I found green shoots. What a happy sight.
By Sunday the greyness had returned and we forced ourselves out for a chilly whizz around the boating lake. It was all a bit depressing , but this sighting of a Great Crested Grebe cheered me up a bit.
In the spirit of thriftiness I have decided to use up all the little bits of yarn I have laying about. I'm making a happy, scrappy blanket. No planning, just start making granny squares and see where they take me :0)
How lovely it is to work with a full spectrum of colours again...such rainbow therapy to combat the winter blues.