Winter is approaching.  I can feel her cold-icy clutches and everywhere is grey.  She’ll be here soon and will be shoving Autumn out the door, and unpacking her bags and will be breathing cold air on our checks and down our necks.

Yesterday, the clocks moved forward and so the days are shorter.  I’m thinking – we’ve got four-months-of-this, how on earth will we manage to keep our heads above water?  Okay fine, I’m exaggerating, but you get the picture and it’s not sunny nor is it rosy.

This week, it’s been grey all over.  The sky, even the houses look grey, everywhere I look is grey.  From my kitchen table, I look out and see this:

 Yep, it’s certainly is a bleak world out there.  I wonder if the cows grazing on the headland notice how grey it is, or even care?  Most probably not.

It’s little T’s half-term break and tomorrow we go on holiday in Wales, not that the weather is any different there, but it’s our special place and I’ll tell you exactly where, in the following day or so but let us get there first 😉  And we’re hoping the place will cheer us up a bit and maybe, just maybe, we’ll drive back to Cornwall, happy bunnies.  Oooh Easter!  Wouldn’t it be great if by the time we get back it will indeed be Easter?  Oh happy days.

Now excuse me while I put my head in the oven.

Hope it is sunny and cheerful wherever you are!

How do you keep yourself cheerful during the long-bleak-winter-months?


  1. Coombe Mill

    Have a lovely time in Wales, funnily enough I love that grey sky you show. It is the same one here but I still love being out on grey days, so long as it is not too cold and wet. Popping by from What’s the Story

    • Thank you! I wish I loved the greyness too, but I find it just too depressing! Oh well, thank goodness for Christmas, it actually makes winter bearable 😉

  2. The Vanilla Housewife

    We also have a one week break from school! One of the things I was looking forward to this month LOL

    • Ack! At least it’s always sunny… okay fine, it can rain a lot too back home, minus the cold though! I miss All souls Day in the Phil. Going to the cemetery, having a little family-reunion, the food, the staying-up-late… Don’t miss the traffic though 😉

  3. Kate @ Did That Just Happen?

    It’s 80 dg F or so today. But a cold front is coming through and the rest of the week we’ll only be in the 70’s, with lots of sunshine 🙂

    Now, come February I’ll be singing a different tune, but for now, you’ve reminded me to enjoy the sun!

  4. elainecanham

    It’s grey outside my window too, and the central heating is on the blink…

  5. Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)

    I know exactly what you mean and how you feel. I dont dread winter but I do dread the gloom. #whatsthestory

  6. hurrahforgin

    You can’t want to skip Christmas Dean?!?!? Surely not!
    TBH i don’t even feel sorry for your gloomy view, still looks pretty as a picture to me 🙂 xx

    • Love Christmas! It’s the only reason why Winter is bearable! Well apart from winter clothing 😉 xx

  7. Still a pretty view even in the gloom and greyness. Hope you have a lovely time in Wales x

  8. Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    I am so glad that we don’t get the continuous grey skies here, makes such a difference to mood – although your views are still stunning! Have a fabulous holiday x

    • Yes and we’ve been having days and days of these grey skies! Just want a bit of a break, but yes, even in the grey it is still beautiful. Thank you!

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