If you go down to the woods today.

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Every year a friend puts the call out on social media for a dog walk on her birthday weekend. Personally I feel she should have been born in July but as she wasn’t then we all watch the weather like hawks and keep our fingers crossed. This year we were lucky again, several days without rain had allowed the ground to drain and the morning dawned bright and cold.

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It’s a bit of a drive to Wolferton in Norfolk but so worth it. The walk we picked is through part of the Sandringham estate, the trees are mostly coniferous with silver birch. The ground is sandy and well drained.

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Through the gap is actually the sea. Apparently it covered the land we were on many many years ago.
19 people and 9 dogs of all sizes walked the circular route in about an hour.

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We don’t have a dog anymore so Miss C borrowed a very cute little Jack Russell called Charlie who was full of energy. I fell for a gorgeous 6 month old Rottweiler but all the dogs were so well behaved and it was great to see them running around, tumbling over each other and exploring.
The home straight was slightly up hill and as the group spread out there was plenty of time to admire the views as we waited for the stragglers.

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These toadstools caught my eye as I wandered along.

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After arriving back at the cars, cold and hungry we all drove on to Sandringham visitors centre where hot coffee and a late lunch was the order of the day.

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Miss C has a rather lovely BLT ciabatta

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While hubby and I had a tasty turkey and bacon baguette with slightly to much bread to filling ratio!

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As we started for home the sun was just going down and the air had a distinct nip to it. The clouds were amazing

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This one looked like a snow cloud to us.

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We ended the day with a  roaring log fire

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And to Miss C’s excitement just enough snow to send her to bed dreaming of toboggans and snowballs

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It clearly doesn’t need much for a child’s imagination to go into overdrive!

We haven’t had any real snow here for a couple of years and as I write it is still falling so she just might be lucky, but somehow I don’t think so.

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