Spring in the snow

18 March, 2018 11 Comments

It snowed over the weekend. Nothing makes our hearts gladder around here than being outside with snowflakes falling around us. When I woke up on Saturday morning and looked out of the window, I knew there was one place I wanted to be that day – Myddelton House Gardens. So I made some flasks of hot chocolate and coffee and packed some treats and headed out.

As it was snowing and very, very cold, we had the whole gardens to ourselves, which is just how we like it. Betsy and I have been talking about signs of spring for a few weeks now and we looked for all the blossom coming into bloom and delighted in all the spring flowers that were everywhere.

We found our favourite bench for a break and supped our drinks.

Oreos are currently celebrating The Great Oreo Cookie Quest – though the on-pack promotion you could win a trip to California. To have some fun with our cookies on our trip out, Betsy and I took turns to hide the biscuits in the gardens for the other to find. An early easter egg hunt! Except without the eggs, or it being easter, but such good fun. There is something about these types of games. They help to slow you down, to notice what is around you just a little bit more – the buds coming up through the soil, the lichen growing on the very old stone – and being able to do that together with family is invaluable.

Also anything that helps us to forget about our cold toes for just a little longer is a very fine thing indeed.

This post is an entry for BritMums #OreoCookieQuest, sponsored by Oreo


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    Kim Carberry

    19 March, 2018

    What a fantastic day out…It must have been wonderful to have the whole gardens to yourself.

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    Lisa | Handmade in Israel

    19 March, 2018

    Ooh, it looks like you had a wonderful day out! It does look chilly, but oh so pretty! I love that pic with the little robin #MMBC

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    19 March, 2018

    Great to see your Oreo inspired fun – commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

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    TL Wright

    21 March, 2018

    Love this post. Love nature and my favourite season is spring. It reminds you that everything is eternal and even the most barren sheath of skin can be reborn

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    21 March, 2018

    Great to see your Oreo-inspired fun! Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

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    22 March, 2018

    Oh looks like a good day out and so many beautiful photos! I really am not fond of the snow and can’t get myself to leave the house, I’m so clumsy I fear falling over! #BloggerClubUK

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    Helena “TheQueenofCollage” TheQueenofCollage

    23 March, 2018

    This is a lovely post. Beautiful photos and it’s always good to slow down #mmbc

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    Michelle Kellogg

    25 March, 2018

    What beautiful photos! We haven’t seen any flowers begin to bloom yet. It’s still very bare here in the New England part of the States but I am looking forward to Spring. This looks like a great day out with your little one:) #MondayMorningBlogClub

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    Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs

    25 March, 2018

    Hot chocolate and fun outdoors, what a perfect combo! You have managed to get some lovely captures too. Love the little robin 🙂

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC x

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    Malin - Sensational Learning with Penguin

    26 March, 2018

    That looks like a really nice outing, if somewhat cold, and good fun with the cookie quest 😊 Beautiful photos! Well done for catching the Robin, they always flap off when I try to get a snap… x

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    Captured by Jade

    2 April, 2018

    The combination of spring & winter definitely makes for some beautiful photos #MMBC


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