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Cold Coffee!

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Pinaglis has added frappucinos to their menu, and Neal was willing to go one step further and make me cold coffee over ice. Just espresso, no milk. That just isn’t really done over here, but it is my favourite drink. I guess I might be walking in that direction quite regularly now, especially while our weather is beautiful and warm like it was today!

22 Aug 2015

Heart Sighting

I walked with new enthusiasm this afternoon; it really helps to have the proper kit! It’s very cold outside but now that I have a full month of daily walks under my belt, I decided it’s high time to start outfitting myself properly. So thanks to an hour of shopping at our local outdoor store, I’ll be traveling next month with a brand new (and deeply discounted) Jack Murphy waterproof that has enough zippered pockets to carry my gear and no velcro to snag my scarves. (I always like to have my lip gloss, a notebook and pen, a bit of cash, a few tissues, etc. with me when I walk. Doesn’t everybody?)

And while I was at it, I picked up a pair of warm welly boot socks and a pair of touchscreen gloves that will let me use my phone and its camera without freezing my fingers, or dropping my gloves in the mud. Admittedly, they look a little geeky, but I’m hoping that warm fingers will lead to more patient and prolific photography.

Encouraged and inspired by fellow heart collectors and walkers Karin Lonegren and Lisa Moriarty, I am always on the lookout for heart sightings. Today’s was a real delight, an uneven bit of concrete just waiting to be noticed:

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31 Jan 2015

Winter Brighteners

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Once again, our village tea shop offered the perfect destination for a chilly afternoon walk. What can be nicer than a warm drink and a chat with a good friend to kick off the new week? Hurrying home afterwards, I was stopped in my tracks by these trembling glimmers of hope just beginning to bloom in an otherwise bleak winter garden.

Snowdrops

The first snowdrops, or galanthus nivalis, of the season, remind us to hope for spring even while the skies are still grey and our forecasters are mumbling something about snow later in the week. It is said that soldiers in the Crimean war were so touched by these seasonal harbingers that they brought the bulbs back for their English gardens once the war was over. We have some in a protected corner of our garden already, but there was something unexpectedly brave and heartening about these little guys pushing up through open ground.

26 Jan 2015

Tea Shop Rendezvous

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My walk into the village this morning took me directly to Pinaglis Tea Room, where I am always made to feel welcome with wonderful coffee and gluten-free goodies!

(Fair disclaimer: I didn’t actually indulge in the goodies today, but I was certainly welcomed and I enjoyed knowing they were there for me to feast my eyes upon!)

06 Jan 2015

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