As the blossom appeared on the blackthorn we experienced a really cold weekend. It was a surprise then to discover that over 150 years ago William Corbbett wrote these words...
'It is a remarkable fact that there is every year of our lives, a spell of cold and angry weather just at the time this hardy little tree is in bloom. The country people call it the Black Thorn winter and thus it has been called, I dare say, by all the inhabitants of this island, from generation to generation, for a thousand years.’
Isn't it strange that some things never change! Did you experience a cold weekend too?
We just spent a weekend of drinking lots of hot drinks, reading and wrapping up with lots of extra layers when we took the dog out for walks. Our weekly visit to the bakers ending up with an impromptu brunch in a local hotel, while watching on the outside the shoppers and market stall holders who looked frozen. The food and drink were just what we needed to feel warm again.
I am off on leave this week,it will be a chance to experience how life will be when I am no longer working. It has been good today to do some de-cluttering, make some celery soup and investigate simple new routines. Does anyone have any tips? It was so much warmer and we were able to do some gardening and plant many seeds. The walk on East Beach, the first one since the rock fall was lovely, and the sea was so calm just like me!
Wishing you all a good week, until next time.