We did some more Christmas shopping this morning, my Man and I, staying local this time which felt good.
Afterwards we drove out of town to walk amongst the quiet of the damp winter woodland, which felt even better.
It was mild and still, but very very grey....
.....with a misty fog hanging low over the landscape.
The air smelt earthy, leafy and damp, and I felt the calm all around me as we strolled along.
It felt really good to be walking for the pure pleasure of it, enjoying the pared back simplicity of the winter scenery, breathing it all in.
I just love to see the little snippets of greenery which thrive even in the depths of Winter, those vibrant mosses and delicate lichens please me enormously.
After our walk we called in to the Strid cafe, tucked ourselves around a little spotty table with a view out into the woodland and had a bite to eat and a hot drink.
We drove home along the back road, the one where I have to hop out of the car and open the gate to let the car through, saying hello to the sheep who meander all over the place.
Such a gentle day, a real contrast to yesterday's gleaming, shiny hustle and bustle.
I hope you are finding some slow calm in your days my lovelies, go gently....