I’m actually a pretty big fan of winter, especially when it is crispy cold and sunny or, even better, snowy. But not everyone feels that way – Emma at Silverpebble and MrsThriftyhousehold are trying to banish the winter blues by holding a Making Winter week at the beginning of each winter month. Mrs Thrifthousehold is cajoling Emma into having fun this winter…..today there’s a post about how to make pinecone firelighters which I’m definitely planning to try (I’ve admired them in shops but not been able to bring myself to spend all that money on a few pinecones)
I thought I’d join in with what makes winter work for us.
And one of the best things, I think, for blowing away winter cobwebs is a walk on the beach.
Beaches don’t get muddy unlike pretty much everywhere else (unless of course its a perfect snowy or frosty winter day). Having said that the kids don’t tend to come back dry and I’d never take them to the beach in good clothes………but that’s perhaps just my children, they aren’t really to be trusted to stay clean and dry anywhere (which is, mostly, fine by me and really what I think they should be like – altho’ it would be nice to be able to rest the washing machine every now and then).
This is Gullane beach last Sunday. It was a really overcast with a heavy, threatening sky which, surprisingly, held off the whole time we were out.
The dogs like it too!