A Blustery Week


Just when we thought that perhaps, spring is ready to come out, especially since we’ve seen some signs of it like daffodils on the side of the road and they are also being sold at shops too (bought a bunch actually yesterday) and over at Instagram, I’ve seen people post photos of snowdrops too.

We’ve also noticed that there’s still a bit light in the afternoon, when its supposed to be dark.  For awhile, we had our hopes up.  But then of course, winter made it’s presence felt this week.  We may not have snow that’s been falling in other parts of the UK, what we have instead is a cold, and blustery wind.  When Doc and I walk over the headland, I actually have to hold on to my wooly hat, lest it gets blown away.  And at night, I listen to it howling, as if it’s angry about something and is on a maddening rage, perhaps winter is fuming because we all want it to go and it just wants to stay?


And so it is cold again.  Thick socks are a must, gloves, hat, scarves, you’d be mad to go out without them, especially for our walks by the coast.  Honestly winter, there’s no need to throw a fit, you still have at least another month, so just calm down and chill 😉


In other news, I received a lovely surprise in the mail today from Britain’s Next Bestseller – Ericka Waller’s new book Confessions of a Mother Inferior, so please watch out for the review here.


It looks like the cold snap is here to stay for another week, which won’t be so bad, because I have what looks like to be a funny book to keep me company.  Bring it on winter!  You can throw all the tantrums you want and I will just ignore you – I’ll have my head happily buried under this book.  Will also pretend that my pile of books-to-read doesn’t exist (as mentioned on my previous post).

What about you?

Has it been cold on your side of the world?

If you live in a warm country like where I’m from, please be kind and don’t mention the weather 😉

The Reading Residence
Filed under Life in England

I'm a part-time writer, full-time mother and dog-walker living in a small English village by the sea with my husband, daughter and a dog named Doc.


    • We haven’t had a single snowflake! Ugh, yes… wind and rain.. loads of that. Wishing it were summer too! 🙁 x

  1. We actually had a cold snap and on the Australian Day holiday, the sky was misty and looked like something out of the UK. Sydney weather can be a bit like that. Please don’t hurry spring a long too much. We still have February to go!! xx Rowena
    PS After going in the saltwater and then standing in the rain with his moulting fur, Bilbo’s coat has set like concrete in parts. We’ve given him huge brushes and some snips. The poor dog looks like he;s been mauled by a very nasty cat. Mind be heading off for a major haircut if tomorrow’s bath doesn’t help.

  2. One day this week was so windy that I was nearly blown off my feet. Everything in my garden that is not tied down is blown all over the lawn. I wish it would snow properly or brighten up! #wotw

    • I was actually worried about being blown away yesterday. Doc and I have been having shorter walks this week. Hopefully once the weather improves, or at least the wind settles down even a bit, we can have our usual long walks again.

  3. Yep, freezing! The school runs have been no fun this week! Though yes, it has definitely been getting lighter, too, which gives me hope that spring might be coming! Enjoy your book 🙂 Thanks or sharing with #WotW x

  4. We’ve had a lot of blustery weather here too and our garden fence has come down as a result – hoping hubby will be able to fix it soon. The same book has arrived on my doormat this week and I’m looking forward to reading it too! 🙂

  5. Yep I can relate to blustery – it was the day we tried to stand our ground at the top of Corfe Castle! Some days the sun has some warmth to it, but not all – I’m hoping for more of the former! #wotw

  6. My layers are thick and yet I still feel the cold. It cuts my skin and I can feel it in my bones! I think we have the same weather and not good when you are doing school run and walks with your dogs. Lets just look at the bright side and tell ourselves that few more months and it’ll be spring =)

    Book looks good!


  7. ourlittleescapades

    Yes it really has been cold, the pains in my legs remind me of this fact. Hopefully the weather will start to calm down soon x

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