Thursday, 31 January 2013

Signs of Spring

Well, where did January go?! We had lots of snow followed by flooding along with rain and gales. There are signs of spring though. The days are drawing out, over a month now since the shortest day. I have snowdrops out in the garden, buds appearing on trees and shrubs and some primroses out.
We have just come back from a short but perfect break in a lovely cottage in the middle of the Llyn Peninsula. Some bracing beach walks, good food and a bit of shopping made for a perfect post Christmas break. On the way home we called at Portmerion, that wonderful Italianate village designed by Clough Williams Ellis. It never fails to delight. Thank you for reading my blog x

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

First walk of the year

Today we parked the car in Welshpool and walked through lovely Powys Park to Powys Castle, home of the Earls of Powys and long ago, Clive of India. It's a walk we do frequently, the views of the park, castle and Severn valley are truly lovely. A coffee halfway at the national trust cafe, then we walked down to the main road and back along part of the Montgomeryshire canal back into Welshpool. A few people about but I think I saw more deer in the park than people! Hope everyone had an enjoyable New Years Day. One more day and then it's back to work, it's been a lovely break.


Happy New Year everyone, have a happy, fun, love filled 2013, Jane x