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Friday, March 01, 2013

Spring, that is. And I for one am pretty dam' glad. I have completely lost my SparkMojo the last few weeks and I am very sure it will reappear as soon as the temperature outside gets up to 10C (50F) and stays there.

This, we have been promised as of Sunday. Do not speak to me of further possible cold snaps: I am not prepared to countenance them. I don't remember such a prolonged cold spell in years but that may be because for the last 14 years I've had reliable central heating and at the moment I haven't owing to my now defunct boiler.

In any case, tomorrow I have promised us all a nice long walk, minus Stonecot who is doing something else this weekend (she has not specified what, but you could go have a look at her sparkpage to see if she's divulging).

The nice weather forecast that I want to believe says 7C for tomorrow which is quite good enough to walk in. The other weather forecast says 5C, but let's be positive. I'm positive if I don't go for a hike tomorrow I'll have lost my remaining marbles by tomorrow evening. One of them has just rolled under the sofa, hotly pursued by a cat, and I can't spare any more.

I planned a walk and guesstimated the distance and gave myself such a fright at the total I've gone into denial and can't remember what I thought it came to. I'm going to start early (hah! we'll see about that) to get the best of the light. By the time you in the States all get out of bed tomorrow I'll allegedly be out somewhere thrashing my way through undergrowth, looking for signs of spring. Snowdrops, birds nesting, daffodils, that sort of thing.

One thing we can be certain I'll find.

Mud.

PS: please don't mention St David's day, one of my colleagues who is Welsh brought in a quantity of welshcakes and I succumbed. Twice.
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SHANNONY84 3/11/2013 4:24AM

    I to am eager for Spring. It is defiantly here. It is either freezing or 50F here!

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SJKENT1 3/8/2013 4:35PM

    happy St David's day. hmmm

Hope you have a great walk around tomorrow

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KUTEY5041 3/6/2013 7:41PM

    I am ready for spring

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EFFRAYECHILDE 3/6/2013 9:17AM

    Spring! emoticon emoticon So, happy it is almost here :)

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FIRECOM 3/4/2013 12:11PM

    Spring is definitely on the way. Here in Phoenix AZ, we will hit 80 F today so we know that the 115 degree days are not far off. Groan.

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PENOWOK 3/3/2013 6:05PM

    Glad you are looking at nicer temps...me, too in western South Dakota, USA

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IAMAGEMLOVER 3/3/2013 11:33AM

    Enjoy your walk. I hope your are right about the spark mojo reappearing when the spring has sprung. I have kind of lost mine too. Some of it did reappear when I went shopping for pants and fit into size 8 Jordache skinny jeans. emoticon

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TRYINGHARD54 3/3/2013 8:25AM

    yawn!!!!! Im just getting up...your out walking already ? lol

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SATCHMO99 3/3/2013 7:57AM

    Ha, my colleague has a bag of marbles in his desk, maybe he's been collecting yours? We had a great chat about "ollies" as they are known in Liverpool, where I was brought up.

Hope your walk was sunny, and the mud has dried. I run 5k on Saturday mornings, and didn't have to squish through any mud yesterday, which pleased me.

The crocus were out in force, but the daffodils haven't braved showing their faces yet.

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GRAMPIAN 3/3/2013 5:17AM

  Watch out on St Patrick's day! emoticon

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BLUEJEAN99 3/3/2013 4:24AM

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PCASEY7 3/3/2013 12:02AM

    Have a great walk tomorrow!

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JAMER123 3/2/2013 10:53PM

    Great!! Spring has to be right around the corner. Mother Nature has played plenty of tricks on the earth this year. Enjoy your walk!!
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CICELY360 3/2/2013 10:51PM

  good blog

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CLAYARTIST 3/2/2013 10:12PM

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SIMONEKP 3/2/2013 10:08PM

    I think everyone is ready for spring at this point

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PANIK257 3/2/2013 9:47PM

    I can't wait until the weather here gets warmer. It's one of my biggest motivators.

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ROBB1N 3/2/2013 8:45PM

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CAMSEDGE 3/2/2013 8:36PM

    Hmm...now you have me musing...time to walk to the back of the property and see if the daffodils and crocus's I planted the last couple of years came up...and time to put in more plants before we hit Summer. No mud here...this week.

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KARRENLYNN 3/2/2013 8:27PM

    Enjoy your walk and the weather!

Karen

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HEARTS116 3/2/2013 8:16PM

    Great blog!
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SUNNYBEACHGIRL 3/2/2013 5:13PM

    I really wish that I could package some of my warm sunny weather and send it to you. Hope the hike happens love the pictures and words

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PATRICIAANN46 3/2/2013 5:07PM

  I am going to have to Google Welshcakes now. You have peaked my curiousity!!! I look forward to reading about your Spring walk. I always find comfort in seeing the post of your walks as that means you are NOT lost. emoticon

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CATLADY52 3/2/2013 5:02PM

    The Welsh are very devious. I hope your hike goes well. emoticon
You might see daffodil leaves but no flowers yet. Crocus and hyacinth are up in my yard now. emoticon will be out soon.

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ALDEBARANIAN 3/2/2013 5:00PM

    I will not mention em. Please don't mention snow. Why don't we just sit down and have a nice cuppa. emoticon

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KAYYAK1 3/2/2013 4:03PM

  Really have missed going on your walks even if it just online.You make them so darned interesting.

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JESSICABOOTY 3/2/2013 3:27PM

    What do these fabled cakes taste like?
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Hope you starting finding some Spring on your walk.

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MARITIMER3 3/2/2013 3:13PM

    Hope you found some snowdrops, birds nesting and daffodils... as for the mud, it's a given. Hope you enjoyed your walk anyway.
Gail

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LINDAKAY228 3/2/2013 3:01PM

    Hope you are out having an awesome hike today!

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SENIMMO 3/2/2013 2:46PM

    Can't wait to see your photos of spring. My daffodils are buried under at least 2 feet of snow. I won't be seeing them any time soon! Nor my tulips, but eventually they will come up! Until then, I look forward to sharing your adventures and pictures.

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NETTYDAWG 3/2/2013 2:44PM

    Um.. Welsh cakes - totally forgot about those. Think I might have to find a recipe for some (I did live in Wales for 3 years so I have a right to celebrate... maybe). Hope you enjoy your walk tomorrow. It'll be another month or so until I may see some daffodils and snowdrops (if they made it through the winter this year). emoticon

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GRGAP86 3/2/2013 2:08PM

  First time reading one of your blogs. I greatly enjoyed it.

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ALIDOSHA 3/2/2013 2:07PM

    emoticon March so spring is near and great holidays emoticon

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JOANNHUNT 3/2/2013 2:05PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I'LL BE PRAYING FOR A NICE DAY FOR YOUR STROLL. THE WEATHER HERE IN ONTARIO, CANADA IS AWESOME TODAY. THE KIDS (MY 2 GRANDDAUGHTERS) JUST WENT OUT TO SLED ON THE SNOW HILLS IN THE ADJACENT CHURCH LOT.

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SHOAPIE 3/2/2013 2:00PM

    Enjoy

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PATTISTAMPS 3/2/2013 1:13PM

    I am going to guess that a wish cake is something you wish you had, and after you eat it, wish you haden't. (LOL) Enjoy your walk! I did a 2 mile walk with my DH this morning -- through a couple of subdivisions, not out in the wonderful world like you do, but still, it was good!

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CHRISBEM 3/2/2013 12:46PM

    mud can be so much fun to play in, though! I am so seriously tempted to try one of the mud obstacle course races

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ROCKYCPA 3/2/2013 12:26PM

    Loved your blog - so glad spring is almost here!

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GRIZ1GIRL 3/2/2013 12:26PM

    My nephew David was born yesterday--on St. David's Day--what are the odds? Don't know what Welshcakes are....but anything with "cake" attached must be good. :)

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NCSUE0514 3/2/2013 12:25PM

    Keep it up ... you can do it!

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TERMITEMOM 3/2/2013 12:20PM

    I will google St. David's, it sounds interesting! emoticon

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FROMNDTOGA 3/2/2013 12:20PM

    Can't wait for Spring either, in East Central Georgia. One sign is already here - my hyacinths are poking their leaves out of the ground!
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TINY67 3/2/2013 11:59AM

    I'm waiting for spring for the same reasons.

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CINDYSDAY 3/2/2013 11:19AM

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NEWMOM20121 3/2/2013 11:17AM

    Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to going along on your walks.

Best wishes to you

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DJSHIP46 3/2/2013 11:05AM

    Thanks for sharing... Spring IS on it's way!!!

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DIANNEMT 3/2/2013 11:01AM

    Hope you had a great hike!

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WALLINMW 3/2/2013 10:33AM

  Great blog!

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SUZYMOBILE 3/2/2013 10:21AM

    I think I'll google welshcakes. They sound too good to pass up.

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JIBBIE49 3/2/2013 10:20AM

    You're the STAR.

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