Monday, 21 January 2013

A little bit of colour

After a fabulous yet exhausting weekend of  endless sledging and too much red wine by the fire ('the best days ever' according to our now-5-year-old baby).  Life has sort of returned to normal today.  School opened late with excited children turning up covered in every conceivable item of clothing to protect them from the snow and prepared for a really good out door play later on in the school day.  But the snow is thawing and people have been digging it off the roads, drives and pavements leaving large dark patches of concrete, in an already rather bleak landscape.  Hubby has had the day off work (little he can do as a gardener!) and after a failed attempt to get my car out we jumped in the 4x4 and headed into Nailsworth for some retail therapy and a spot of lunch a deux.  On our return home I realise that I must be hankering after some summer sun as my kitchen table is now adorned with a bowl of cherries, some brightly flowered Rununcula and an ice cream soda glass!

So, for those of you who are also looking for something to brighten up their day, here's a little bit of colour.


  1. A beautiful pop of colour in the current winter white landscape!

  2. I'm with you - I'm fed up with living in black & white!

  3. I was out looking at blogs that my followers were following, when I came upon your lovely blog. I have always had dreams of traveling through the UK and France, but now at my age and with my budget, I do my traveling through blogging. Your blog is beautiful. . . such marvelous photographs. I must say that the instant I saw the name Hardaker I was curious. This was my father's name and although his roots go back to the UK, we have no link to any kin there. It was just exciting to see that name. It is not common here in the USA. Have a lovely day. I would love to hear for you and even have you follow me back. I'm a grandma, mother and wife of 37 years. Just enjoying each and every day, that the good Lord sends my way. Connie :)