It doesn't happen very often but dh and I had a day off work today and we really made the most of it. We started by taking the car in for a service. I say we but I stayed in bed whilst dh took the car to the local garage and then walked home. We really like to support local businesses. It was still early by the time we got home (and below freezing). We then dressed up warm for our walk as it was freezing outside. Every time we get the opportunity to go out walking in the countryside we always promise ourselves that we'll do it more often and this is why.....
How's that for a view. It just makes the soul sing. Beautiful weather and views and wonderful company. This walk had everything - tweeting birds, bare branches, dry leaves underfoot, squelchy mud, bright blue sky and ice crystals on the leaves and grasses.
Doesn't it just make you want to get out there and enjoy your local countryside.
We ended our walk by the church featured in the film The Holiday.
We then even had the luxury of going out for lunch before getting back home in time for the kids' return from school. A perfect day off (and I even managed to finish the heart pin cushions I've been making). I hope you all had a good day.