The sun shone all day long however, and it was a day for discovering once again, how pretty dried seaweed can be, collections of fragile, tiny shells on the shoreline and admiring the simple beauty of sunlight on tide rippled sand.
Little Person, needless to say, enjoyed it immensley and there was much sand pie making and pitstops for games of football.
Thoroughly refreshed and reinvigorated after our bracing day out, we returned home. And the homeland is much cheerier now that there is a promise of spring on the horizon. Ah yes, the days are definately getting longer, and the other evening we had a glowing sunset as we travelled over the ‘tops’ to go and fetch our daughter from Nanny Mum’s house. (the ‘tops’ are a local name for the hills that rise up between the valleys here).
I love the old marker stones you get around our way too that serve as road signs. This one in the top right picture is showing the way to Brighthomlee, with a helpful etching of a finger in the stone to point you in the right direction!
The Sunny Spring Giveaway!!This giveaway is a little celebration of the impending arrival of Spring, and also my birthday which coincides beautifully with this occasion! If you would like to enter, all you need to do is leave me a comment in the ‘post a comment’ section at the end of this post. That’s it. It’s that easy. On March the 21st, which is the Spring Equinox, I shall draw a name from the hat and post the winner’s name the following day (I’d post it on the 21st but it’s my birthday so Im hoping to be whisked off somewhere marvellous and nowhere near a computer!! 😉
So, without anymore waffling, here is what you can win!
And there we have it my friends! All that remains is for you to leave me your comments – meanwhile, Im off to finish a certain painting that I started last week – thank you for all your excellent suggestions about that, I really was in a bit of a pickle with what that dear blackbird could have come to find, but Im now happy to tell you that, inspired by Surfer Rosa’s idea Im going to be adding a little cotton reel or ribbon to the scene!
I’ll be back again as usual next week (if not before)!
Til’ then – love to you,