Thanks for popping in! If there is something positive to be taken from this dreadful Covid 19, it is that Sundays have become Sundays again.
Today we should have been up in North Yorkshire, having held the Clarity Open Days in Leyburn yesterday, followed by a Parchment workshop today. Then 7 hours back down the motorway, ready for work again bright and early Monday morning.
Whilst it would have been grand to catch up with our friends in the Northern Quarter, I have to admit that staying home, not working and relaxing has been pretty special too. All the more so because working at the weekends was always the norm for us (PC = Pre-Covid). Whereas most folks assume they don’t have to work at the weekends, Dave and I relish every free weekend we get nowadays. We certainly don’t take them for granted.
Jilly came over early and we went for a really long walk in the woods. Chatted all the way round! Then we came back to the house and made a scrummy roast pork meal with apple compote (that I made yesterday with apples from the garden). Sound idyllic? It was. Made all the sweeter by not having to work!
The Lime Kiln Woods are within walking distance of the house. Over 100 acres of very old woodland. Scots Pine and Sweet Chestnut mainly, but plenty of Hazel, Beech and Oak. I love trees. Time for a new set of tree stamps, methinks….
These trees are actually planted as a crop for coppicing (the ancient art of harvesting). The timber was and still is used for building and fencing.
Stretching stretching, reaching for the sunlight….
Straight like soldiers, all in perfect rows – as far as the eye can see…
We can do the short circuit (hour) or the long circuit (about an hour and a half). Did the long circuit, and enjoyed it so much, guess what? Yep! After lunch we went round the long circuit again!
Nobody out there except a couple of dog walkers and us. We are so lucky to have this on our doorstep. If it weren’t dark now, I would go again. There’s nothing like a walk in the woods for clearing the head.
I hope your weekend has been as good as mine. I feel very calm now. Peaceful.
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