Well you could certainly be forgiven for thinking our little cottage had been swallowed up by the snow, inhabitants surviving inside on rusted tins of pilchard and powdered milk. In fact the ‘sna’ did eventually melt, mostly, and normal transport and life resumed for a time, until it snaed again last week. In true novice style I realised only too late that the snow was drifting rapidly across our track and my car was marooned at the house for 4 days. A thaw and a good bit of digging has now allowed access, thank goodness. So any ‘Down the Lane’ shots would have been rather monotonous and monochrome!
Winter is upon us at its dreariest. Without the excitement of Christmas and holidays, and with summer still feeling so far away, this is the time when hunkering down happens. I spotted a (foolish) lamb the other day, though, and saw some buds on the garden bush with pink flowers that was the first to spark into life last year. The days are getting longer and the chickens foraging further; spring may be just around the corner.
Crafting has also slowed down, frustratingly. I don’t seem to feel terribly inspired, and the knitted project I am still secretively working on is growing at a snail’s pace. Hence the blog silence. I was very happy, then, to receive a surprise parcel a couple of days ago from Oli’s cousin Polly, containing a gorgeous bit of fabric. Combining my love of florals with my love of illustrated animals, it may be just what I need to wake me up from my winter hibernation and spur me forward into spring… thank you Polly!