I’m pretty sure it’s almost exactly this time last year I was writing a post with a simliar sentiment – Spring!!! The glory of sunshine, daffodils, blue skies and fresh air! But it never ceases to please me. This year, my relationship with the winter has been very different from any other… Normally, I am clawing my way to Spring, desperate to leave the darkness and cold of Winter behind me. This year, we took January off (in case this passed you by somehow! We went to Morocco) and came back to a fairly mild and relatively sunny February which seems to be quickly turning into March and the year seems in full swing! Yesterday was the springiest day we have had this year so some friends and I went to Noss Mayo and did a short but lovely coastal circuit, with a brief stop-over at the pub. John had local roast beef and seasonal veg while the rest of us, full from our cliff-side picnic of free-range pork salami from Riverford, fresh baguette, organic local carrot sticks, apples and Moroccan olives, enjoyed a coffee in the sunshine.
The walk takes you along the cliff path in the open air with stunning views of the sea, through a little woodland to Noss Mayo itself and back to the National Trust car-park where we’d started (and bought honesty-box veg from Wurzell farm)
Long may the sunshine continue! Looking forward to many a roast lamb supper, wild garlic and nettle dishes and of course, more tajines – of all descriptions! This month sees our first of many weddings and next month we’re at Moretonhampstead Festival – so there’s lots to look forward to!