Warmer days and lighter nights
The weather is typical of recent winters at the moment. Cold but not too cold, but wet. I think we have all had enough of the recent storms with high winds and torrential rain. The waves have been battering the pebbles on Chesil beach, spray soaring on the wind drenching any passing brave souls venturing out. It’s that time of year when you reach out for any sign of spring or just that the season will change eventually.
What will be the date when you spot the first snowdrop or primrose of the year?
You can imagine talking a walk along the footpaths at Gorwell and picturing the bright blue winter sky and there, underneath one of the trees, was a clump of beautiful, small white flowers emerging from the cold undergrowth.
Then you can think of warmer days and lighter nights…
The first few months of the year are also the time when you think of long hazy days of summer and want to book your holiday.
Gorwell Farm cottages offer that perfect home from home holiday set in amazing countryside with the Jurassic coastline a few minutes’ drive away.
What better way to drive away those winter blues!
January has many different names these days – Dry January or Veganuary, have you tried any of these?
The thought of no alcohol or meat may be off putting to some but for others it is a time to reflect, change their lifestyles or diets.
Just a brief search of events on offer in Dorset in February reveals a Vegan Market in Bridport. Could be worth a visit and find out what is on offer and maybe learn to cook something a little bit more exotic!
It won’t be long either before the sheep at Gorwell start lambing. This is one of the best, but busiest, times of the year.
It’s a time of year when new life is all around, dotting the fields with little cotton wool lambs, reflecting the clouds in the sky.
The grandchildren really love bottle feeding any orphan lambs and any children staying in the cottages can also help, this is one of the great benefits of staying in one of our cottages too.
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