Thursday, 27 February 2014

A February Village Walk

I have spent too much time recently sitting down crafting
and eating the cakes that I bake.  These are a gluten-free recipe I have tried from this book.  They were delicious and although we are fine with gluten, I will definitely be making them again.  I have saved the recipe here.
As a result I have gained weight and I am in need of some exercise!
Yesterday the sun was shining and I decided that a walk around the village was in order.
We live in a modern village,
 but are very lucky to be situated in quite a rural setting, with lots of woodland within the village.
 For this walk I stuck to the paths as the ground is very soggy underfoot after the recent abundance of rain!
 I had no particular route in mind, just a rough circuit of the village.  This was once the old road that passed through here.
 The brook isn't too high at the moment.
 Nature believes that spring is here already.  I discovered lots of flowers and blossoms as I walked.
Lesser Celandine
 Blackthorn Blossom
 Pussy Willow
 Hazel Catkins
Sweet Violets
Last year there was a bumper crop of acorns and they are still carpeting many of the paths.
 I made a friend. :)
 I walked 5.5 miles at a brisk pace, so hopefully it has done me some good!  My purse didn't fare too well though - I passed a charity shop and came home with these! 

I'd better choose a different route today! :)


Connie said...

My, what a lovely walk . . . I would not have changed a thing about it. Getting out for a long walk past brooks and flowers, and then those lovely finds.
I call that a perfect day :)
Happy Spring!
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Such a pretty location you live in!

thesnailgarden said...

Hi Connie, Lisa and Sarah
Thank you for taking the time to visit me. Best wishes, Pj x

Tracy said...

How funny! This is something I would do, fab charity shop buys x

thesnailgarden said...

Hi Tracy, thank you for visiting. I can't resist vintage pressed glass! Best wishes, Pj x