I could hardly believe it when I saw this display in a shop (John Lewis of all places – I was surprised!) last weekend. It was actually in their Clearance section, so I realise they are just getting rid of old stock to make way for the new, but really… I have only just put the Christmas decorations away!
I went to the park yesterday – which I have resolved to do more often. It’s the first time I’ve been there for ages and I was astonished by how much the rain we’ve been having for the last months has affected it. A small river runs through the park – it was very high and had affected quite a lot of the area round it and turned what is normally termed ‘wetland’ into ‘a-foot-deep-in-water land’ – I was really glad I was wearing my wellies!
Just to prove I was there, here are a couple of photos. It all looks quite drab and dull in the winter, but I noticed buds appearing on the horse chestnut trees so it won’t be long before a green tinge appears.