perhaps the best way to start the year …

 

Wrapped up warmly and walking in the freezing cold on the storm-battered coast

with sunshine and blue skies

going back to the inn, log fires and totally scrumptious food –

what better way to start the year.

I was so relaxed when we arrived home I slept and slept and slept

  unravelling from my pre-Christmas state.

Back to normality.

Christmas packed away for another year.

The house cleaned and surfaces cleared of festive clutter.

That’s more like it.

 

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Comments

  1. That all looks, and sounds, good to me. Flighty xx

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    1. It is a lifestyle I could get used to Flighty.

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  2. Isn't there a large RSPB reserve in those parts?

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    1. Yes Sue at Snettisham - where we were staying. The storms had flattened all the hides and caused a bridge to totally collapse - the RSPB had put a collection box for donations at Titchwell - they reckon it would cost about £300,000 to put everything right!

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    2. What a shame - I guess that is where our membership fee goes,

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  3. Sounds wonderful. I was at my parents, near Snettisham, on Boxing Day and stood outside watching and listening to the geese fly back to roost. It was a sound of my childhood and a phenomenal sight, that as children we used to take for granted. It was a murky day though so I couldn't get any pictures. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Have a wonderful 2014 :-)

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    1. We were staying at the Rose and Crown,Snettisham. I must say the geese coming in at Titchwell made everyone say WOW just listen to that.

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  4. That sounds fantastic Elaine. I'd love to have seen all those geese.

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  5. That sounds like a wonderful break - I love to see geese flying over:)

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  6. How wonderful seeing all those geese flying in.. sounds like you had a lovely break :o)

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  7. Happy to read you have been having a lovely time. Glad I don't have to eat pear and chicory though!

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  8. Good to have it all 'done and dusted'. Just 12th night and Wassailing to get through, then it's all peace and quite until.....

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  9. Ah, yes...what a wonderful place to spend a holiday.

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  10. I'd love to have seen all those geese, too - a wonderful sound and sight. Fresh air and a walk followed by log fires and good food - it does sound a perfect start to the year.

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  11. Your time away sounded just wonderful Elaine and great to blow away some cobwebs I guess. Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog yesterday it meant a lot.
    Patricia x

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  12. I haven't unraveled yet - I like having Christmas stuff around, taking it down reluctantly on 12th Night!

    Happy New Year.

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  13. Oh ....that does sound fantastic! I just love log fires! I'm glad you blew away a few cobwebs and returned home to normality. I took all the decorations down today and brushed and dusted, it feels SO good to lose the clutter.Now here's to spring....at least the nights are slowly but surely getting lighter.xxx

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  14. Forgot to say, you can't beat the sound and sight of hundreds of flying geese!xxx

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  15. That looks a wonderful way to start the year!
    Sarah x

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  16. A lovely start to the year, indeed! Nice to get Christmas packed up as well ~ I haven't done that yet, but soon. We did have sunshine today so that was most welcome. More sunshine tomorrow so may try and get some photos.

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  17. Well, Elaine, I can think of no better way to relax then a walk along the English sea shore. Lucky you. Here on the plains of a northern Colorado, we have snow this morning. We are supposed to Drive to Denver and hour and a half away for our grandson's birthday. Isn't it nice to have the house back in order?

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  18. What a wonderful escape! Fabulous way to start the year. :o)

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