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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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  • v LADY_MARIANA
    I can't wait to see some of your spring walks chronicled here so I'm keenly hoping for good weather for you.
    1277 days ago
  • v LINDAK25
    Even 10C is too cold for me. You have to be really moving to stay warm. 12C to 14C would be better. Must get heat! I'm surprised the cats haven't complained yet. I'm looking forward to tomorrow's blog.
    1277 days ago
  • v MARYJEANSL
    Are you sure you don't want to move to south Texas? Here a cold day - really, a very cold day - is around 5C. Of course, don't ask about the summers. And, since we are in a constant state of drought, there is no mud to worry about! You can't beat it, right? Cough, cough...as long as you don't mind a little heat stroke now and again.
    1277 days ago
  • v MILLIE5522
    Fingers crossed and everything else crossed for a sunny day tomorrow. This surely has been the darkest winter we have had in living memory. Hope you have a trouble free walk tomorrow.....don't get lost!! emoticon
    1277 days ago
  • v KELLIEBEAN
    I can't wait for spring. We barely had any snow all winter and this week, it's been sleeting and flurrying for four days straight.

    Can't wait to hear about your walk!

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    1277 days ago
  • v CBRINKLEY401
    I hope you find some evidence of spring. I too have had enough of winter and dreary gray skies. I actually have several bunches of daffodils that are about an inch high, but then we had about 3 inches of the Evil White Stuff come down on Tuesday and covered them all up. I know they will be fine, but it's going to have to warm up enough to melt the snow before I can see them again.
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    1277 days ago
  • v DR1939
    I can't fault you on the Welsh Cakes. They are lovely. Enjoy your walk and be sure to show us any signs of spring you come across. We're still a distance from it in Minnesota.
    1277 days ago
  • v NILLAPEPSI
    I'm looking forward to spring, too. I'm tired of the cold. Brrrr!! Tomorrow is a new day. Maybe you can walk those welshcakes off then.
    1277 days ago
  • v RAWCOOKIE
    you never know - it's surprisingly un-muddy around here at the moment due to about 2 weeks of not-much-rain and strong, cold winds! enjoy your looooong hike - may the tea huts appear as scheduled and your feet stay warm and dry! lol x PS - have you worn your new dress yet?
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    1277 days ago
  • v INGMARIE
    Ok my drar sparkie emoticon I intend to go to gym tomorrow at abot 6 am,
    noon for you.
    Then it is only fun stuff, like shopping for a cruise with my teacher girlfriend
    (leaving DH to his work) we are going to Cozumel Mexico and Cayman Island
    (she likes ruins)
    I am also tired of darkness and cold even if i live in Florida , I still have that Scandinavian depression in winter,no marbles left at all.
    Thanks for a fun blog, my best to you and your cats. emoticon emoticon
    1277 days ago
  • v SLIMLEAF
    Enjoy your walk - I'm looking forward to it!!
    1277 days ago
  • v DESERTJULZ
    Enjoy slogging through the mud. If it is really too wet & cold for you, I can almost guarantee a lovely warm sunny hike in Arizona, where I live...
    1277 days ago
  • v LYNCHD05
    You have the boots for mud!!!! Enjoy your walk and I will look forward to seeing the tour.
    1277 days ago
  • v LOOKSLIKELILY
    Oooh, let me know if you find spring. It was St David's day today so surely there will be the odd daffodil out?! The only place I have seen reports of the cold snap returning is in The Sun so I wont dig my gloves back out just yet!
    1277 days ago
  • v AZURELITE
    Shall be looking for your blog & photos sometime this weekend! Have a great walk!!!

    1277 days ago
  • v ANGIEN9
    I love your blogs!! And I love it when you describe the countryside and post pictures. It is beautiful there! Enjoy your hike!! I am looking forward to spring as much as you are!! Let's put this winter to bed!! Have a great day!! Angie
    1277 days ago
  • v JACKIE542
    I can't wait, sure hope you go, it really sounds like you need to. emoticon
    1277 days ago
  • v NITTINNANA
    Looking forward to hearing from you again tomorrow!
    1277 days ago
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