I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are managing to relax in this period between Christmas and New Year.
We have made time to do a couple of walks since Christmas in between the preparations for my Mum's birthday party (she was 90 on Boxing Day but the party for family and friends is taking place tomorrow). I will blog about in my next post hopefully.
The weather hasn't been particularly good so we haven't walked so much as planned, it has been very mild for the time of year but with rain at times, gusty winds, grey skies and plenty of mud. However we are extremely lucky compared with some parts of the country (especially Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire) that have suffered devastating flooding so we mustn't complain about grey skies!
We walked around my home village on Boxing Day after visiting my Mum with her birthday cards and presents. I didn't take many photos but wanted to show you these two. With the unseasonably mild weather the primroses and celandines are already starting to bloom. I can never remember seeing these flowers out at Christmas time before. I noticed as I was driving past the park in town that there are daffodils out as well.
We also saw a kingfisher but he was too quick for me to grab a photograph but what a lovely sight it was as we watched him fly down the river.
Today we went for an after lunch walk to St. Mary Bourne. The sky was very grey and flat so not ideal for photography but I still could not resist snapping away.
Until next time ....