A Walk Between The Rain Storms

Wow what a difference a week can make to the weather, storm Katie caused havoc all over the UK. Last weekend we had our great friends visiting from Essex, and this is an absolute fact! No matter when they visit it rains, we have tried our best to trick Mother Nature by swapping and changing the date they visit, and in over nearly 14 years of visits I think we have only had good weather once.

A Walk Between the Rain

A bit of bad weather cannot come between good friends, and they now come prepared with all the necessary wet weather gear for visiting sunny Lancashire. Last weekend was no different. Only the week before I was celebrating spring finally being here, and then last week it all went what I can only describe as pear shaped.

A Walk Between the Rain

A Walk Between the Rain

On Saturday we were protected by the glorious dome of the Trafford Centre as we shopped to our hearts content, whilst the men got soaked to the skin at clay pigeon shooting. But Sunday we had planned a 5-mile walk to our favourite village bistro for dinner.

A Walk Between the Rain

A Walk Between the Rain

That morning we sat watching the torrential rain feeling there was no hope, and all the kids were claiming there was no way on earth they were walking. But then the sun started to peek through the clouds and we rounded up the moaning teens and headed out on our trek knowing we had a glass of wine an amazing dinner waiting at the end.

A Walk Between the Rain

There is something beautiful about walking after the rain, the smell in the air, the reflection of the puddles and droplets on the leaves. And to enjoy a walk like this with friends is just priceless. Let me tell you we arrived at the bistro just in time, within 10 minutes the heavens had opened, only to be followed by hail and snow.

A Walk Between the Rain

A Walk Between the Rain

A Walk Between the Rain

I know it is instinct to batten down the hatches and snuggle in front of the fire on days like this, but sometimes with a little help from nature and a break in the rain, a lovely long walk with good friends and family is just what the doctor ordered. I am so lucky to have such wonderful people in my life, and its days like this I will always treasure.

 

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30 Comments

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      3rd April 2016 / 5:36 pm

      Absolutely Fiona, I always feel so good after a long walk even if I cant be bothered beforehand, getting out just does you good doesn’t it? x

  1. 3rd April 2016 / 12:22 am

    What great Spring time photos. We had awful storms here last Sunday night and there were trees down every where near us. I hope your friends enjoyed their visit #MySundayPhoto

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      3rd April 2016 / 5:38 pm

      Thanks Victoria, this was between the storms the rain has hideous at times, fortunately it has picked up now x

  2. 3rd April 2016 / 12:29 am

    I do like a walk in the rain too – everything’s just a little bit quieter and everything feels that little bit fresher and crisper.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      3rd April 2016 / 5:39 pm

      Yes it is Tim, I just love that feeling of walking after the rain, especially the smell in the air it feels so fresh x

  3. 3rd April 2016 / 8:27 am

    A beautiful collection of Spring photos. Walking in the rain gets rid of the cobwebs too

    Thank you for linking up

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      3rd April 2016 / 5:40 pm

      Thank you Darren, yes it does xx

  4. 3rd April 2016 / 9:18 am

    Such glorious photographs and what a lovely walk.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      3rd April 2016 / 5:41 pm

      Thanks you Sarah, it’s lovely to get out isn’t it? x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      3rd April 2016 / 5:41 pm

      Thanks Toni, x

  5. 3rd April 2016 / 1:53 pm

    Gorgeous photos! It really looks like spring has sprung!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      3rd April 2016 / 5:44 pm

      Thanks Kim, that was a bright moment between storms last week, thank goodness it is so much brighter now x

  6. 3rd April 2016 / 4:00 pm

    Lovely rain photos. I also have a similar pink bud photo in my photos I took this week. It’s so nice to see the lambs – we’re still waiting on ours and it’ll be lovely to see them all out in the field behind us once they’re big enough to go out.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      3rd April 2016 / 5:46 pm

      I love this time of year Emma when all the Lambs start appearing, and thank you I am off to check yours off now x

  7. 3rd April 2016 / 8:21 pm

    What lovely spring pictures. I really do hope we have seen the end of winter at last! #MySundayPhoto

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      3rd April 2016 / 9:47 pm

      Ah thank you Rosie, but yes I am so ready for some warmer weather. I love winter but I feel like it has been a really long one x

  8. 3rd April 2016 / 9:11 pm

    I’m the same, I absolutely love taking a walk just after it’s rained. You’re right about the smell in the air, there’s something just really lovely about it. Lovely pictures. xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      3rd April 2016 / 9:48 pm

      Thank you Alex, and yes I love that fresh new feeling in the air after a rainstorm, and were we live if we stayed in when it rained we would never go out ha ha x

  9. 4th April 2016 / 7:29 pm

    Stunning pictures lovely. Totally agree, getting out in the open air is great for the soul. Makes you feel so envogirated doesn’t it? Your post made me want to go waking in the rain! I love living in the countryside and being able to pop my wellies on and go for a walk. We like to go hunting for muddy puddles. On the agenda for tomorrow. Xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      4th April 2016 / 9:28 pm

      Ha ha kids never get bored of muddy puddles do they? Ah thank you Kat I just love getting out in open space, fresh air and open space is good for the soul you are so right x

  10. 4th April 2016 / 9:54 pm

    Love these photos you’ve captured and I agree a walk in nature,with family plus a meal at the end is a perfect day. #MySundayPhoto

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th April 2016 / 9:38 pm

      Ah thanks Helena, yes its the perfect afternoon for me xx

  11. 5th April 2016 / 9:38 am

    I love the details that you have captured. That wire and the leaves. You have captured their beauty =) #mysundayphoto

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th April 2016 / 9:43 pm

      Thank you so much, yes even the more obscure things can be beautiful cant they? x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th April 2016 / 9:45 pm

      Thank you Lisa x

  12. 6th April 2016 / 5:45 am

    wow a 5 mile walk just for dinner? 🙂 was that each way? love your photos. those pink flowers are so pretty.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      6th April 2016 / 9:54 pm

      Ha ha yes Sherry, but it means I can have dessert ha ha x

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