Green shoots

10 January 2011
Ben Pentreath

It’s probably a false promise of spring, but one couldn’t help but be cheered by the day when I arrived in Dorset this morning. Opening up the shuttered house for the first time since I left on Boxing Day, the brilliant sunshine streamed in and the Parsonage, well, breathed in the warm clear air. Birdsong from the valley and a sense of optimism humming in the sky.

Green shoots in the garden turn attention to the catalogues from seed merchants which are arriving on our door mats this month. Spring is not here yet – I suspect there will be more cold snaps on the way – but it is time to think about getting prepared.

We reopen the shop tomorrow and the year sort of feels like it is starting now. A little late, but better late than never!

5 comments on this post

Jo Ssays:

God I’m SOOOO jealous of your house. Adore your kitchen, proportions of the sitting room/dining room. Just missing a brace of pheasants over the door and the dog…


Benny! Are those paper whites? I had those in my wedding bouquet- so beautiful. Cannot wait to visit the house in Feb. Your blogs make me ever so cheerful:)


Yes they are! And I cannot wait either 😉 xxx


Such beautiful photos. I love your kitchen!

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