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Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Signs of Spring

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Can you feel it?

It's still pretty cold and wet out there, and I mean...it's still February, so that's not real surprise. However, spring is most definitely on the way. Made abundantly clear by the appearance of these pretty little white flowers.

We spent our Sunday afternoon walking around a beautiful old estate, just outside of Edinburgh. Hopetoun House close the grounds are over winter, but they open them for one day around this time of year. At which point, everyone flocks to enjoy the first signs of spring. It was a pretty perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday. A nice walk, a few pictures, followed by lunch and coffee to warm up afterwards.

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The grounds are beautiful, and just as lovely now as they are in summer. Paul and I realised that although we've been a few times, we've never walked around as much of the estate. I can't tell you how much I'd love a garden with huge trees, and stone walls covered in moss! We even found out that they have a little area where they've buried all the family dogs over the years. So lovely.

We watched deer grazing, and played with all the dogs that were actually 'walking' around, you know...how dogs are supposed to. Sookie has decided that she isn't one for walking in the wet, cold or mud, so she was carried the entire time. She also spent lunch on my knee. I ate delicious carrot and lentil soup, while she sat there looking very pleased with herself.

I won't go on too much more, I'll just let you enjoy these pictures, and share the promise that there will soon be warmer weather. Not that our parkas and boots give that impression.

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