As it was such a beautiful sunny day here in the Fens today, we went for a drive……..well it actually turned into an all day one, the blue skies just kept us going and we ended up driving into Suffolk, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and back along the coast.  Although the sun shone, the temperature has suddenly dropped from Christmas Eve and is now cold, which is what it should be for this time of year.  We passed lots of lovely churches, I did manage one round tower and two ancient churches, a ruin and noted some for a further trip…… but I still have my cold and I know that I’m still not well, as I would have tried to have visited a lot more, the cold weather was getting the better of me……..churches are not the warmest of places, but at least they were all open, even though it was Boxing Day.  The peacocks, well at the start of our journey, we passed Peacock City, a name I given an old run down farm not too far from where we live in the Fens, it is such an amazing place, there are peacocks everywhere.  They lay in the dry ditches, in the woods and the old farmyard, dozens of them.  I only managed to get a few photos today, as the majority of them were in the ditches and in deep shadows, not good for taking photos.  Hopefully church posts will follow soon.



Boxing Day 2016

18 Replies to “Boxing Day 2016”

  1. You have some lovely neighbors there! We had a rather mild day, too. Most of our snow has melted. Always good to see the sun. 🙂

    1. They are lovely, but they can be a noisy, but worth it. Now should your snow melt, its not snow that hangs around for months, like in Canada, just wondered. Our weather has been so warm, which is wrong, so I am happy its now cold, as it should be 🙂

      1. We have had winters like that. But it’s not a given. Folks used to talk about a January thaw, but it’s not that regular anymore. Must be climate change. 🙂

      2. Yep to much climate change….the River Thames in London used to freeze over for a couple months, they used to have fairs and all sorts on the ice in the 17th century. The seasons here are not the same anymore, wish they were 🙂

  2. Freezing rain,mist and fog
    here, so the ice and snow didn’t melt much. hope you get over that cold in time to ring in the new year!

    1. Oh the sounds horrible, freezing rain, no I don’t want that at all. It has started to get really cold here, but as yet no snow. Cold will not shift, its now into three weeks and I think I need a holiday in the sunshine, if only 🙂

  3. I think peacocks are so pretty,they are very vain though. It has been warm here,warm enough to wear flip flops. Today was a nasty day with a fog like mist,and tomorrow is to be the same. Glad you enjoyed your Boxing Day!

    1. Thank you we had a lovely day out and yes those birds are vain, but so pretty. Do you get any snow where you are, I have terrible problems working out how different everyones weather is, and if you are wearing flip flops, then maybe you are in a snow free zone 🙂

      1. Not a total snow free zone,we get some ..usually doesn’t last long. The ice storms are more of a problem. So far we have have a very mild winter,but it might not last.

      2. An ice storm is when it is at freezing and raining a light rain .. it covers everything,if it gets too heavy on trees and power lines,we lose electricity for days because of fallen lines and trees. It leaves a mess. If is not a good thing to hear loud popping sounds in ones woods.

      3. Oh my goodness, I have never heard of that before. I have seen at night once where the air was so cold it shone like a thousand lights, but only once, they call it something, but I can’t remember the name. No that is not a good sound to hear in your woods, and also losing power is not good, we have had that, but from the weight of fallen snow on the lines, not ice. Because we live in the country our power comes on overhead wires, in the towns and villages, theirs comes under ground, I suppose the same as yours. Its amazing how the weather can change in different areas, I’m beginning to find it quite fascinating 🙂

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