Saturday, 1 February 2020

February 1st

Village Church coffee morning (always the first Saturday in the month) - lots there and I never heard the word 'Brexit' mentioned.   Lots of mentions of snowdrops, aconites, weather in general, lambs anyone?, but nothing further afield.
Just as it should be here in our quiet little Yorkshire Dales Village.   One of the reasons I like living here.

It hasn't been a pleasant day here today.   Yesterday the temperature was 11 degrees and the sun shone.   Today it is 7 degrees and mostly rainy.
Still, even that is not bad for the first day of February and, according to something I read in the paper, we have already gained an hour  and twenty minutes extra of daylight.

Every day a few more flowers appear and the snowdrops in my garden are well out now.   I do hope we don't have a nasty rude awakening like last year when The Beast from the East descended and we had a heavy fall of snow.   The older I get the more I dread the cold weather and the more I long for some Spring - don't know about you.

Well folks, Brexit has passed - well stage one at any rate.   I wonder how long it will be before we notice any difference at all.   Or  will life - for us out in the sticks at any rate - go on just as it did before?

Our little family group are having a celebration of sorts this evening (although we actually voted to remain but we live in a Democracy and the other side won the vote) and are sitting down to a take-away Indian meal.   Don't ask me what we are eating.   I am not all that familiar with Indian food so have left it to my son to choose what I eat (as long as it is not too hot).

After a very bad night's sleep the night before last I had a brilliant sleep last night and didn't wake until eight o'clock this morning-feel much better for it.   See you tomorrow.



Gwil W said...

I saw my first butterflies of the year today. They were alongside a stream in Nussdorf where Beethoven used to walk. And also saw two bees. We haven't had any winter yet. Well, maybe three or four days all told.

Anne Brew said...

If you’re not keen on anything too hot and/or spicy I recommend a balti chicken and a plain naan. It comes in the most delicious sauce. xx

JayCee said...

A dull day here, and I seem to have come down with a cold.
Lots of sneezing and other unpleasantness.
Enjoy your Indian meal. It should warm you up!

Sue in Suffolk said...

Hope the meal is delicious and not too hot.
Sunshine in Mid Suffolk today but Very windy

justjill said...

I am also ready for some Spring. I have noticed the lengthening day. Usually going dark by now but still bright.

Rachel Phillips said...

Enjoy your family celebrations. I have chosen to have lamb tonight and it is now in the oven. Very windy here, as in Suffolk, but lots of sunshine and blue sky, and still very daylight at 4.30 pm.

Bovey Belle said...

I started the new month off with a walk, and a lovely chat and cuppa with my smallholding friend, and then blew the dust off the slow cooker to make a beef stew for tea tomorrow, plus I have a cake baking (for my son - it's a housewarming present for him as I'm helping him move tomorrow).

I love the lengthening days, and the spring flowers starting to show.

Enjoy your curry - you have made me want to make one for the freezer now.

Catherine said...

The weather is fairly good here today in the Midlands. In fact my husband managed to cut the grass at the front and it looks so much tidier. I’ve pottered in the kitchen, made Stilton and broccoli soup, baked an upside down blood orange bundt cake and started some stitching after admiring the garden.
Enjoy your curry. You are like me, not too hot please!

the veg artist said...

As I read somewhere today - we woke up and the sky hadn't fallen in! I, too, am very glad that we live in a democracy. Indian food, yes please.

Bonnie said...

I love your attitude of acceptance and celebration even though you voted to remain. It is the acknowledgement of the democracy and the vote of the majority that help people to move forward. Enjoy your meal with your family tonight.

Jules said...

Like JayCee I have come down with rotten cold. I would really like to get out to see some snowdrops but the weather here continues to be miserable.

Rose ~ from Oz said...

You live in a beautiful part of the world, when holidaying in the UK one time a few years ago I drove from Scarborough and Whitby past the sales on my way to Scotland. Such beauty.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lovely moonlight night now. My Indian meal was delicious - we have had a nice evening.

Joanne Noragon said...

We've had a lovely day too. Sleep well again tonight.

angryparsnip said...

I drove through Yorkshire in the winter and I loved it. Many lovely memories.
Wish we had Snowdrops !

Cro Magnon said...

I saw Lambs here yesterday, and our Plum trees are in flower!

Heather said...

There is nothing like a good night's sleep to lift the spirits. No one has mentioned Brexit down here either, except to notice that everything seems to be going on as normal.
Enjoy your Indian meal. I don't like anything too spicy but a good authentic curry is usually very good.

Tom Stephenson said...

I envy your sleep Weave! (and your curry...)

Jennyff said...

No the sky hasn't fallen in here in Wharfedale either and I think most people are just glad things are finally moving on. In fact lots of snowdrops are in flower and I've seen the first daffs in flower, spring is coming.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Many of the tete a tete daffodils I planted do not seem to have come up. I fear some little beastie may well have got at them.

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