Monday, 1 February 2021

The Pop of Spring and A Call to Arms

As I  haven't left the house since Thursday last we drove the short distance to our nearest park for a good walk this morning.  Now that the Covid testing station has been removed I feel much more comfortable with going there.  There were hardly any people at all  just a few intrepid dog walkers wrapped up to the nines against the cold.  Donning our hats, scarves and gloves we set off at a brisk pace up through the woodland walk. was muddy.  There was evidence of bicycles having churned it all up at some point.  How we long for a good walk which doesn't involve mud! Beneath the trees were hundreds of tiny snowdrops.  They are so beautiful.....

The park usually has at least a dozen wooden benches where we can sit and rest but, do you know, they have removed every single one except for this one which is cemented into the ground.  A step too far do you think? I do....

Along the muddy path we met a little Robin.  He came right up to my feet to feed on the insects lurking in the mud.  Isn't  he lovely 😀

The 'Call to Arms' in the title refers to a phone call I received early this morning asking if we would like the Covid vaccine.  Note I said 'asking' not informing us .  There is  a choice. We both said "yes please" and we will have them at our local community centre on Wednesday.  If it helps others then we feel its the least we can do.  My sister, brother in law and sister in law have already had theirs (last week as they are older than us) and they are not suffering any ill effects.  I'll let you know how we get on  😷

Stay safe everyone wherever in the world you happen to be x 


  1. It mud everywhere. We have had such a wet autumn and winter so far. We park up in Tescos or Asda, I get my few hits then we stride out street walking at pace. Bertie stays clean and we avoid groups of people.

  2. Well done for getting your jab. Still waiting I am.

  3. Glad to read that you will be getting your vaccine.

    I wish that we were close to spring arriving, but it is still a couple of months off on the prairies of Canada.

    God bless.

  4. Hubby gets his jab tomorrow, I'm a bit younger so I have to wait. I yearn for a dry spring, maybe a repeat of last year, boy do we need the boost. The benches in our park are not changed in any way, which is good.

  5. Thrilled you are getting the vaccine. So nice to get out for a walk and admire the stirrings of Spring.

  6. Glad you were able to get out for a walk and a bit of fresh air but a real shame about the benches.
    Really happy that you are getting the vaccine this week. Hubby and I are a bit further down the vaccine list but that is fine as I know so many need it more quickly than us. Stay safe x

  7. That's wonderful. I am looking forward to getting mine, once they are available. What a sweet little robin!

  8. lovely pictures and glad your getting your jab, mines due on Thursday !


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