Friday, 30 January 2009

A sunny afternoon

Today I was planning on popping into town to pick up a couple of things and then doing some housework. I thought I'd phone Mum and see if she wanted in to town for anything and offered to pick her up. It's been bright and clear but quite cold. We decided to have a coffee to warm up before doing the shopping. A good chinwag later we left Nero's and did what shopping was required before heading home. A better morning than doing housework ;) A little later, when I had just sat down to have my lunch, Hugh came in to ask if I fancied going to Starburger before he went to work. As it was coming up to 1 o'clock we phoned Claire and asked her if she wanted to meet us in her lunch hour. So, I had lunch with two of my children instead of sitting at home - another result!
By the time I got home I was feeling a little sluggish, and there was an hour before Emily was due home, so I decided to take the dogs out for a walk and take my camera with me. As it turns out, it's not that easy trying to take photos and hold two leads at the same time =) We walked for over half an hour and I felt so much better by the time we got back. It was really fresh out which helped blow the cobwebs and sluggishness away. Here are a few photos from our walk. Hermitage Lane
Walking down Lower Mere you could see over the fields in the distance though there was a bit of a haze.
Passing the green in Lower Mere the sun was filtering through the trees.
And near the bottom of Lower Mere we even saw some daffodils in bloom. I'm sure they're probably too early but it was lovely to see them all the same. Makes me think that it won't be too long before spring arrives (PLEASE!!!)
Not sure what we're doing this weekend but hopefully I'll find something to take photos of. Hope you all enjoy your weekend


  1. Your day was so much better than mine!! A parent workshop to prepare for, hormonal year 6 girls and finding out that from next week I'm going to have to teach 5 days a week rather than 4!!! (It's only temporary but it's going to be a bit of a shock!!)

  2. I have often walked down Lower Mere (seldom up!!!) and admired the view but never thought about taking a photograph. Your photographs are lovely and the way you caught the light through the trees is very pretty. Our daffodils are only just peeping through the soil although our snowdrops are flowering. I agree with you, - Roll on Spring! xxx

  3. Oh I love the pic of the flowers! So pretty to see some green & pretty yellow! Let's send good vibes for early Spring for both our countries! Fingers crossed!