27 December 2013

Weather







It has been a grey old world where I live, for weeks and weeks and weeks.  Every now and again we get a glimpse of blue sky a rare and precious moment.  I am an outdoor girl, I love to spend a least some time outside every day if I can, but when we have day after day of greyness, with rain and often high winds it is a tad trying.  The amount of clothes you need to put for protection leaves you barely able to walk.  The children and I have been trying to get out for walks at least three or four times a week, it takes more time to get dressed and undressed than the time we are out walking!  We have a wet waterproof rack permanently set up in garage dripping onto the floor.

For as long as I can remember my family has gone out for a walk on Boxing Day, whatever the weather, having spent the whole of Christmas Day inside stuffing ourselves eating and drinking it is a good way to walk it all off.  I really wanted to continue that tradition but was slightly trepidatious as to where we could go as the ground underfoot is like a bog almost everywhere.  We woke on Boxing Day to blue skies, no wind and best of all frozen ground, isn't nature wonderful it solved the problem for me.  We had our walk, it was very very cold but we could see the sky and had a wonderful day out.

I hope your celebrations were as you wanted them to be, whatever form they took :)

9 comments:

  1. What a beautiful area to walk especially on a sunny day however chilly. I'd definitely have gone for a walk too on a day like that.

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  2. What wonderful views - the light is so precious at this time of year :) xx

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  3. Wow what a beautiful looking spot. Glad that you got your boxing day walk. When I was younger at christmas time we would always walk on the Preseli hills and the weather would usually be less than accommodating.
    We got rain here on christmas day but the boys and puppy were over excited so we ended up outside walking in the woods all the same.

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  4. I hear you! We managed a walk on Boxing Day when the sun came out for awhile - what felt like the first time in ages. OH wanted to wait until he'd done a few chores first but I insisted - at this time of year you take advantage of what little sun may be there, for if you wait half an hour it could be pouring with rain again! (The rain started up on our way home). :) Wishing you all the best for 2014 xx

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  5. It was chilly here too, but it's good to blow some of the cobwebs away! x

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  6. It looks like an absolutely wonderful walk. We like a Boxing Day walk as well. I have been known to march people around in torrential rain. But I just can't stay inside for too long.

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  7. Great pictures from your walk! Glad you got to get outside and enjoy blue skies.

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  8. Yes, December has been a grey, wet month with more gloomy days than sunny. But it makes those gorgeous crisp, frosty mornings even more special. x

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