Chilly Sunday

January 4, 2015

Mr C left at 9am this morning to go to Slovenia until Friday. I hate when he leaves in the middle of a weekend – time without him at the weekend feels wasted. At least we have had him around constantly for the past fortnight. We had really got used to it though.

Staying in all day really wasn’t a happy prospect for me. Funds are somewhat lacking post-Christmas so we headed off to our closest National Trust garden – Sheffield Park – for a walk. I wanted to take some photos and so I dusted off my camera. It really has been neglected for too long and it felt good to have it in my hands again. For about two minutes until I passed it to Piran to hold while I helped Kate use the toilet and then had to let them use it most of the time that we were there. Not such a bad thing though as it acted as a distraction (after spending a week in Cornwall it was much colder here than I expected and they were really feeling it and not very impressed).

There was a lovely willow walk in the garden where they lad added willow sculptures through the garden. It is nice when there is suddenly something different to look at when going round somewhere familiar.

Here are a couple of photos from each of us. I only cropped mine and all I did to theirs was resize them for the blog.

:: Piran’s Photos ::



:: Kate’s Photos ::



:: My Photos ::



The rest of the afternoon was spent at home playing (them) and taking down decorations and having a bit of a sort out. We have a mouse infestation and when we got home from Cornwall there was a terrible smell in our ‘Cupboard of Doom’ (under stairs cupboard) so we had to take everything out, inspect the damage, clean it all and we have now set traps in there to try to catch some. I know they are in the roof and between the floors. Bloody things. It felt good to have a clear out though and we got rid of 5 bags of rubbish and took a boot load to the tip. I have been saying forever that we have too much stuff and so I am trying to discard it in as many ways as I possibly can.

I have a couple of posts in the pipeline about my hopes for this year but for tonight – Happy New Year everyone.

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  • Reply Elizabeth Rebecca January 4, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    Happy New Year – having mice must be horrible – good luck getting them sorted.

    Lizzie Dripping

  • Reply Katie January 5, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    brilliant photos from all of you! happy new year 🙂

  • Reply PhotoPuddle January 9, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    Lovely way to start the year. We really need to make more use of out National Trust membership this year.

    • Reply Kelly January 11, 2015 at 10:03 am

      I think it can be hard when really we can just go to the same places over and over (Sheffield Park, Wakehurst, Nymans) I am trying to go further afield and do some of the ones in Kent this year too.

      • Reply PhotoPuddle January 27, 2015 at 11:32 pm

        Yep, those are our nearest NT locations too. Although haven’t been to Wakehurst since the extortionate parking charges came in. Have you been to Standen in East Grinstead? Loved it there. Loads of brilliant stuff for kids to do.

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