Monday, 17 February 2014

I think maybe Spring has sprung...

After spending yesterday morning packing countless dusty books into boxes and me doing the usual klutz thing of dropping the box containing Sion's family Wedgewood pottery (E-bay is now my new obsession...hopefully I'll be able to replace some of the items) we thought it probably best to get out into the fresh air.

Imagine our surprise to step outside and find that not only was it pleasantly mild, but that the sun was actually shining in a beautiful blue sky. We piled on the thick socks and wellies and went in search of some puddles...this is what we found...

Sadly the pub pictured has now been closed for almost a month and we've heard that it's unlikely to re-open any time soon. Thankfully no homes have been flooded near us, but a number of businesses have been affected. Seeing the volume of water that remains and in some areas continues to rise makes you very grateful that our own home and places of work remain secure.
On the walk back to the car we came across this very photogenic little fellow who was happy to pose for everyone walking past. He was so still I did start to wonder if he was ok, but once he saw some friends, he paddles serenely away to join them.

And then, amongst all the sludge and puddles we saw these golden patches of Spring. Despite all the horrendous weather we've had in the last 3 months, Mother Nature still keeps to her schedule!

This week sees my start of clean eating. No processed foods, refined sugar or bread products at all and no alcohol during the week (let's be realistic!!). Breakfast this morning was a protein smoothie made with a banana, blueberries, protein powder, probiotic yogurt and almond milk. I may be having my lunch early!!

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  1. what a lovely outing honey even it if was in flooded water, i am so pleased your home has not bee effected.

    I hope today went well with the eating ;-)

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

  2. What a lovely post although I am sorry to hear your local businesses have been affected - I hope they come through this. Fab to see the flowers coming through though #magicmoments