February 2020

It seems a little while since I wrote anything but I decided to have a short break. We’re now just about through the work on the Cottages in preparation for the new season so it’s time to start writing again.

I had an exciting time at the end of last year as a new grandson, Matias, was born in late November. All the family came to Foulsyke for Christmas and for those of you who know my family, here is a picture of the three girls holding Matias. Arthur was not interested!

I have also been trying to improve my photography skills and one of the things I was introduced to was star trails, great fun but it can get a bit cold on a clear winter’s night. This photo was taken at the far end of Crummock.

When the winter weather is wet, windy and mucky underfoot, it can be difficult to remember the good winter days. We had some snow in mid December

and there have been some glorious clear days as well.

The snowdrops are now out, it is amazing how prolific they are in places, gardens, roadside verges, woodland and there’s even a couple of clumps down by the weir  at Crummock. I found these today in front of an old grave in Lorton churchyard.