Friday, 5 January 2018

Sun Comes Up Another Day Begins

And the sun did come up this morning! 

Dan set off before the sun even made an appearance as he decided to walk the 5 and a half miles to work, we don't have the car at the moment and don't collect the hire car until this evening. I got up early too to get a good start to the day.

I headed to town to buy birthday gifts, drop things off at the charity shop and generally have a wander around. As I passed the end of the main street I could see the sea so headed off to the prom for a peek .



I wasn't alone, there were the usual dog walkers, other people like me just having a stroll and even families building sandcastles, it was perfect beach conditions. 


I even had a small paddle with my shopping trolley!



When I got home I put out some laundry and decided to do some of the clearing up I should have done in the autumn in the garden. 



It still looks bad, but the green waste bin is now full, it is progress.

While I was clearing I spotted a sign of things to come 


This is a good day.



22 comments:

  1. We have snowdrops and bulbs coming up, its comforting to know its just around the corner.

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    1. It is isn't it. There were lots of shoots under the leaves I cleared away, so hopefully we'll have a nice display in the coming months.

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  2. How wonderful to see the first snowdrops so soon. Loved the shopping trolley.

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    1. My trolley is so useful as I can't drive.

      I was surprised to see the snowdrop, but it made me smile.

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  3. That's the first snowdrop I've seen this year so many thanks for that!
    Arilx

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    1. You are very welcome, they're always a joy.

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  4. Oh, a sign that Spring will soon be on it's way! It's always good to see. I love to see the huge expanse of beach in your photographs. It looks like you enjoyed a beautiful bright morning. X

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    1. It was a beautiful day. When I was in the garden I wore a short sleeved dress, no need for a cardigan or jacket, can't ask for more at this time of year.

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  5. I've lived in the midlands all my life so I'm very envious that you have the sea on your doorstep. Jx

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    1. It's lovely to be able to walk to the beach, although you'd probably be surprised at the amount of locals that rarely visit.

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  6. It's so gorgeous. I've been getting up before the sun again - not a fan and looking forward to lighter mornings here!

    https://lizziedailyblog.blogspot.com/

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    1. I can imagine, getting up in the dark and coming home in the dark is not fun for long!

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  7. Hello again-I updated the ipad a few days ago and it ate my lanniemum account! So sorry for lack of comments recently. Well done to you for being about early and then some gardening. I’m still decluttering my stash and trying to finish the front hall curtain (again). Long and boring story best summarised by “don’t assume the fabric shop had cut the fabric straight”. Two quilts to finish and then I’ll get out some other WIPs and get them done. Catriona

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    1. Oh no, it's never fun when you get swallowed up by technology, good to see you, hope you're over your illness now.

      Sounds like you have a nice mix of projects to finish, what a pain about the curtain fabric.

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  8. Ohhh, what we call snow drops. You are lucky, it will be awhile yet before we see anything but snow.

    God bless.

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    1. Yes, we call them snowdrops too!

      Snow isn't something we get very often here, even when the rest of the country has it we tend to miss it, which is probably a very good thing. Hope the weather isn't too bad for you I've been reading about the extreme temperatures this year, wow!

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  9. Lilly? We are just starting the deep of winter so it will be three-four months before new flowers appear. I'l enjoy your picture.

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    1. It's a snowdrop (galanthus), they pop up usually in January/ February and are a small but beautiful thing!

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  10. Is that the pier at Lytham - I have never seen it before it looks wonderful and definietely worth a visit.
    We have everyones rubbish strewn across our garden - I need to get out and sort it - must be from the recent high winds.
    Everyone seems to be spotting snowdrops - I am looking forward to a Snowdrop walk somewhere soon.

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    1. The pier is in St Anne's, Lytham is a couple of miles down the road, and although the area is called "Lytham St Anne's" they are very distinct places (it's all very confusing!). There's a lovely snowdrop walk each year at Lytham Hall a nice way to spend the afternoon.

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  11. Ooh that beach, I love it! We paid our first installment for the van yesterday and will be heading over there mid Feb to set ourselves up. Cannot wait. xx

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    1. Yaaaaaaay! So glad you're setting up here. How exciting.

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