Monday, 23 December 2013

Sunday walk

'Twas the last Sunday in Advent and the weather was perfect for a brisk winter walk.

Needed sunglasses in the bright sunshine
The sky was blue, with fluffy clouds on the horizon, but there was a stiff, chilly wind. Warm clothing was called for - the new winter hat was pressed into service.
Vintage brooch

It's a much-adapted ear-flap hat, worked in Posh Patricia Aran (a blend of Falklands Merino and silk). The flaps are large enough to wrap across the neck and fix in place with a vintage feather brooch.

Teamed with a sheepskin-lined fleece from Cotton Traders, it kept me toasty warm as the wind grew colder and more persistent.

The view across the border with Bedfordshire was as lovely as ever, visibility was excellent.

MWNN had done quite a bit of work, hauling coal sacks and shifting logs from the store to the bin next to the uility room door. Despite this, he was game for a walk on the hilly section of the Greenway.

First pompon made with kit from Secret Santa

It was me who called a halt to the walk. With all the coughing I've been doing for the past two months, I've damaged some ribs. The ache was increasing with every uphill step, so, at the junction near the Icknield Way, we turned and headed home.