A week of walks

On Tuesday I came back to the U.K., leaving my Cyprus home for a couple of months to be around my gorgeous family. That meant leaving over 20 degree heat and sunshine for the very chilly and grey Manchester weather. I can’t complain though. I absolutely love jumpers and so now that I am back I get to pick a different one everyday and wrap up with a scarf and mittens!!

It was so nice coming home and getting cuddles off my sister and Dad and seeing my Nana and Grandad and my Grandpa. This time of year we all just sit with a brew and enjoy cozy chats inside. Perfect.

I’ve been staying with my Mum at my aunties house since being back. We’re house sitting and dog sitting the lovely Henry and boystrous Bruno. I get very heavy but cosy cuddles every evening and enjoy lots of walks with them. I’ve nearly been pulled over a couple of times when Bruno spotted a squirrel, but luckily I have stayed up right every time!

It’s been really nice hearing some birds that I don’t get to hear in Cyprus. Blue tits are usually calling their ferocious little call, wrens trill away and a great spotted woodpecker gave us a performance too. Makes me smile.

Saturday me and Mum went to the Christmas markets in Manchester to meet Elisa. She’s Molly’s hippie godmother and she’s lovely! We sat and enjoyed some mulled wine and ate some gorgeous garlic mushrooms!

This morning and family visits I went for a super quick visit to my favourite bird ringing site. It was a huge pay off. Not only did I get to handle some old favourites and chat with my lovely team, but I also got a ringing tick in the form of a gorgeous female Brambling as well as a huge slice of cake freshly baked by Ingrid! Today I had my cake and ate it too!

My cheeks have felt very rosy this week and I’m happy to be surrounded by my family. I’m a lucky lady!

Xx

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