Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, and for a talk beside the fire. But it’s also good for getting outdoors.
I adore heading out for the woods and the open fields whatever the weather. It can be cold and damp some days but if we had no winter, surely the spring would not be so pleasant. As with anything else in life if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Today, with my daughters, we went in search of signs of spring and we weren’t disappointed. Wild garlic shoots were showing, and the snowdrops are working their way up through the solid ground.
And what better after a winter walk than curling up with a good book and dreaming away the cold?