We had a welcome respite from howling winds and rain on St Stephen’s Day (Boxing Day) when the sun came out to play for a while. It was a crisp, blue morning so we went for a bracing walk alongside the River Lee in Blackrock, a suburb of Cork City. An icy frosting had turned Blackrock rocks to white. With more gales forecast for this evening, my husband went off to Sherkin Island yesterday to check up on our little island holiday home. All is well, and he even managed to sip a few pints by the fire in the Jolly Roger pub last night in the company of four others. It’s a tough job but somebody has to do it. Hmm…my turn next.
That’s a beautiful frosty photo….and I’m almost longing for some ice and cold….anything apart from all the wet grey days. Even on the crisp clear days we have hardly seen any frost for the last month…a strange winter indeed, but I love the sound of your husbands trip…definitely your turn next 🙂
It does seem endless. That frost really only lasted one morning and we were right back to wind and rain again! Oh well, could be a lot worse. Happy New Year Seonaid!
Perfect sentiment for a frosty Holiday my friend.
What’s with all this gales one day and clear,crisp skies the next! Today was nice enough for me to open tunnel doors for a few hours and hoe beds in there,invigorating to get out and actually do something 🙂 A sign of more to come,hopefully. Happy New Year. Must get my bro to take me down to Sherkin this year and maybe we could meet up !
That would be great. Wait until the weather gets better and come over for a cuppa! Happy New Year for now. Patsy x
Such frosty rocks the like I’ve not seen before P … must have been VERY cold …
How lovely to get out after all the dismal rain and winds… it sure shifts that Post Christmas Slump feeling 😉
This weather is bizarre. By about 4pm that day we were back to more of the same – torrential rain and wind. We had friends from Birmingham here for five days before Christmas and could hardly get out of the door! Talking about dismal!
Lucky George… We back in France after our wanderings. Hope you had a good Christmas and have a happy and peaceful new year
Happy New Year to you all and I look forward to seeing you later in the year. x
I wondered if you’d be on the island at this time of year! I love that icy frosting on the rocks and the feel of a crisp St Stephen’s Day. We’re lucky to have early mornings of about 15 degrees here.
Oh for some heat on my bones!! Although, it has been very mild here for this time of the year so I can’t complain too much!