One Friday a couple of weeks after Christmas though could not have been more different, after quite a drawn out (for us) holiday where we had entertained or been entertained every other day for about 10 days, we arranged to take a walk out to Belton, only a couple of miles away from where we live.
That day dawned amazingly bright and crisp, perfect walking weather with just enough of a nip in the air to give us a glow.
We are very fortunate here in the countries 'most boring town' to be surrounded by some beautiful countryside just a stones throw away and one or two stately piles where you can enjoy some lovely walks.
Our goal was a local garden centre, not to start planning our gardens I fear but to break off for one of their delicious Lincolnshire sausage baps and a cuppa for our breakfast before we headed back home through the parkland of Belton House.
It was beautiful and just the tonic we needed having felt like we were in hibernation for so long. My body certainly feels as though it has been storing fuel (fat) for a rough winter!
The bare trees, the glistening river and the deer strolling around the park provided some sumptuous vistas.
A National Trust property that is well worth more than one visit and certainly gets our thumbs up.
Well 'the Wedding Year' has truly begun and the first 150 flags for the bunting we are going to use are sewn, only about another 2000 to go......... Wish me luck! We popped out to the village hall today where it will all be going on and were really pleasantly surprised. Although it was built in 1929 it looks clean and fresh inside with great facilities, and the outside looks just like a real old school building! Exactly the look the bride to be was hoping for. Phew!!
PS. This looks as though it will be our busiest year ever, not just the wedding but we're off to Twinwood and Goodwood too!, tickets for the latter being another stunning Christmas present from the happy couple and family. We are so lucky....but now I'm panicking! Wedding dress, MOTB dress, 50s outfit for Twinwood and 40s for Goodwood! I have however just found a 1980's does 1940's suit packed away ready to go to a charity shop. I think with a bit of sewing magic I could have myself the perfect look for Goodwood.I have the perfect shoes and bag, just a hat to find! Watch this space, I'll let you know how I get on.
Have a great week and do come and visit so I can check to see what you are all up to.