18 April 2021

It’s been mainly cold bordering on Arctic-like for much of the week although when the sun does break through the clouds the warmth it imparts could persuade you that spring cannot be far away. Even so, we’ve had snow flurries this week on a couple of occasions for goodness’ sake and a neighbour shared the following photograph of a frozen stack of water on Brook Street in the village.

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11 April 2021

Wow! What an exciting week. As mentioned briefly last time, we had our first post “irreversible” unlockdown catch-up with Nick, Lucy and Annabelle on Saturday and Adam, Ava and Jessie on Sunday. The weather wasn’t great – too bad as we had to spend all of it out of doors! Cold and overcast on Saturday, cold but at least intermittently sunny on Sunday.

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4 April 2021

Hurray! It’s all over. We’ve entered the first phase of the “irreversible” unlocking of life in the UK, the first steps on the road to recovery and the sunlight uplands of post-Brexit global Britain! I hope their “irreversible” unlocking doesn’t go the same way as the “world-beating” Test and Trace or the “world-beating” Covid tracking app.

Fingers crossed, I guess?

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28 March 2021

Another mixed week – on the chilly and windy side much of the time, a smattering of rain from time to time as well as some sunny spells hinting at warmer days to come. Now that we’ve passed the equinox, the daylight hours are beginning to stretch the day out and the birds are more active and vocal than ever. A neighbour shared this on the village Facebook page:

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28 February 2021

Oh, we’ve had some great weather this weekend. It’s been frosty at night but we’ve had lovely clear blue skies and sunshine during the day. One could almost be forgiven for thinking that Spring was close at hand. Certainly, the green shoots on Penelope’s clematis and the frolicking activities of our local bird population would suggest so. But, then again, our wood pigeons seem to think it’s Spring all year round so who knows?

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14 February 2021

Another quiet week – it’s almost as if we were in a perpetual lockdown or something. It’s also been bitterly, bitterly cold. Not as cold as the conditions my siblings in the great northeast are obliged to endure but colder than we like it to be. And, we also had snow in the week – again, more snow than we like to be bothered with and no way of sending it on to those of you who like such things. Thankfully, the weather is supposed to improve a bit in the coming week. Yes, please.

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