Last Wednesday, feeling like we'd had plenty of this,
(well for the moment),
Karen and I thought that a good walk would be the perfect antidote!
We headed for Gatton's Nut Wood and a decent climb up to the top of the North Downs.
Negotiating plenty of puddles and mud ensured a near catastrophic loss of calories -
so much so that we simply had to buy a tasty hot chocolate at the cafe on the way!
And our efforts were rewarded with welcome reminders that Winter will not last for ever.
A few days ago, my son, Thomas and I braved a chilly, not to mention muddy evening to try for a Barn Owl reported roosting in 'the Little Owl hole'. This is located in an Oak tree at the sheep paddocks at our 'local patch' http://holmethorpe.blogspot.com/. We weren't too disappointed to see just the resident Little Owl and enjoy watching the wintery sunset; lovely!