A frosty walk, + the January blues.



U N P L U G .

You might’ve noticed a little gap in posting around these parts last week (okay, and on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram…basically online in general!), and the reason was that I’d been hit with a pretty severe case of the January blues.

And they hit me hard! I don’t think I’ve ever felt as uninspired, as lacking in creativity, and as just plain old down in the mouth as I have over the past ten or so days.

But you know, it’s nothing that a few days sans-Internet couldn’t fix! I got cracking on a little life admin instead, switched off from all things notification-inducing, and recharged my batteries.

I hope you didn’t mind too much that I went totally AWOL (I had a serious case of blogger guilt!), and that jumping back in with a few photos of last week’s glorious frost will make up for things!

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If I’m remembering correctly, this walk was Elsie and Teddy’s first outing together.

It would’ve been a lovely one anyway, just seeing the two of them bounding along together, but the layer of sparkling frost that had settled overnight made it all the more beautiful.

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The ground crunched underfoot, frozen-over puddles acted as ice rinks for little paws, weak sunlight shone through the trees in misty beams, and the whole forest glittered more beautifully than my camera could capture.

And the very best part of it all?

The frozen ground, usually a sea of the sort of claggy mud baths that Teddy’s always adored and Elsie’s fast learning to, kept all eight of the paws in my care blissfully clean and dry.

And since the littlest spaniel shares her brother’s hatred for post walk hosings-down and likes to make them as arduous as possible, it really was a relief…

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  • emily couture

    Lovely photos and hopefully your feeling more inspired now :)

    emily xx


  • http://www.pastelfreakgirl.blogspot.com/ Marsya Jauzi

    Love the photos and they are amazing! xo


  • http://www.brambleandthorn.com/ Tessa

    These are such lovely photos, definitely a huge contrast to the weather we’re having in Melbourne at the moment! Your dogs are absolutely adorable :)

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  • http://www.long-may-she-rain.blogspot.co.uk/ Katie Bedlow

    Oh I dread January every year, thank goodness we’re nearly out the other side! This sure looks like a perfect winters stroll, I totally appreciate the excitement of frozen ground keeping paws clean, my little dog hates walking through much and will pick her feet up with great disgust :p gorgeous doggies! Hope you are feeling refreshed and back to blogging! Katie xx


  • http://www.fromlucywithlove.co.uk From Lucy With Love

    Nice to have you back :-) I was all concerned about you. These photo’s are beautiful Rosie. I hope you have a better week this week lovely lady xx

  • http://marblmoon.blogspot.co.uk/ Ciara

    I haven’t even seen frost this winter, just rain I think I need to start getting up earlier! I miss taking beautiful photos of the frost, especially when I’ve got a dog or two with me, gorgeous photos.


  • charlie bloggs

    Lovely photos. Sometimes it’s good to take a break :)

  • http://www.stephlouise.co.uk Steph Louise

    Love these photos- they’re gorgeous!

  • http://pollyrowan.com/ Polly Rowan

    Oh I hope you’re feeling better! Fresh air is a cure for most moods, I’m glad it helped! Beautiful photos x


  • http://www.thiscountrygirlsjournal.com Ellie Crossley

    I also love it when the ground is frozen so that I don’t have to have a towel fight with the dog! xx

  • Ashley Christabelle

    Such lovely photos you captured! x


  • http://www.lovedbylaura.com/ Laura

    Everyone needs a little break now and again. Social media can be entertaining and rewarding, but also occasionally quite draining! In love with the frosty photos of the pups x

    Laura | http://www.lovedbylaura.com

  • http://www.organizedmessblog.com Chelsea Finn

    These photos are absolutely gorgeous!! Sometimes it’s so good to take a break from technology and unplug for a bit!

    xx Chelsea

  • http://brunchataudreys.com Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    Love the second to last photo! I’m glad you took the time off for yourself, and I hope you’re feeling good, whether that means creatively, in life, or both :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • ananyah

    Gorgeous photos! Winter is one of my favourite seasons for a good walk (Spring is #2). As a blogger who has been blogging for over 10 years, there does come a point when you need to go AWOL to rediscover what you love about blogging. Hopefully the little break has rejuvenated you x

    Michelle | http://www.ananyah.com

  • Emily B

    I love taking walks in the Winter. Great photos!

    x Emily || http://www.lifestyleofemily.com

  • Wildfire Charm

    This is the first post of yours that I’ve seen and I’m in love. I love the aesthetic of the photos, very beautiful x


  • http://www.wandererandwolf.com Caitlin

    There is nothing worse than the winter blues! Sorry they’ve hit you so hard this year! On the plus side, your photos are absolutely gorgeous and your pups are adorable!

    xx, Caitlin

  • http://kenzieblogslife.blogspot.com Kenzie

    Your photos never cease to amaze me! I’ve been taking wintry walks as well, there’s something refreshing about them, even if my face might feel frozen! Once January and February are done with it’ll be spring and hopefully the winter blues will vanish soon!
    x Kenzie

  • http://www.brittonloves.co.uk Lauren S

    Beautiful photos Rosie, and I hope the blues pass soon enough – taking time to relax and become inspired naturally is important plus you have a new puppy to play with! :)

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • http://www.twenteasomething.com/ Laura M White

    Hope you’re feeling better, I have January/post wedding blues myself. But the photos look amazing, so I hope they cheered you up. xx

  • http://www.mirandasnotebook.com Miranda | Miranda’s Notebook

    Such sweet photos! Your posts always make me want a dog again!! Hope you’re feeling a bit more rested and recovered now. January is a tough month!! xxx

  • http://mutedmornings.blogspot.com Mimmi

    Oh goodness, these photos are beautiful. I love frosty winter weather so much. Teddy and Elsie look so cute together!

    Mimmi xx
    Muted Mornings

  • http://caramellattekiss.com/ Georgina

    So sweet! And what a beautiful day, the frost looks so pretty.

  • http://www.createdbyrowan.co.uk/ Rowan Collins

    Gorgeous as always, Rosie. Can’t stop looking at these photos! Hope you’re feeling better after taking some time out, looking forward to you coming back x

  • http://www.victoriawade.co.uk/blog/ Victoria Wade

    Oh my word- these photos are divine! Sorry to hear you’ve been feeling down, roll on spring and more sunny days!! xx

  • http://www.creativelycat.co.uk Cat

    This looks like a lovely walk :) Elsie is clearly loving going for walkies with her big brother! I know how you feel about wanting to unplug and recharge…but I never quite get there!


  • http://jesandbleu.com Jes Cohen

    It is more than okay to have days off. We need it. We’re human. :)


  • http://kateboheme.blogspot.com/ Kate Bohème

    I just discovered your blog & I absolutely love your writing. It’s so raw & beautiful. Lovely post!

    Kate from kateboheme.blogspot.com

  • http://sallytangle.blogspot.co.uk/ Sally Crangle

    Sending all of the love to you darling girl!!!! That looks like a magical first walk for the littlest one – well for all of you!

    We all need to hit the off switch from time to time – don’t go feeling terrible about that at all!

    Sal xxx

  • http://www.butwewillstay.com/ Corey White

    Absolutely beautiful.

  • Our French Oasis

    I love crisp clear frosty mornings and when I feel I cannot cope with anything any longer, with mundane chores, working, blogging, just about anything, I get out into the great big outdoors. I take the dogs and I walk, it doesn’t matter if it’s pouring with rain, I just go and I walk and walk for miles, thoughts whirring around my head, but I always come back in a better mood, feeling ready to face the world once more – there’s plenty to be said for good old fashioned fresh air!

  • http://risktowrite.blogspot.co.uk/ Alliyah

    Wow… I can’t believe how stunning these pictures are. They make me want to pack up my life, and move to the country.

  • http://www.aprileveryday.com/ April @ aprileveryday

    These photos are stunning Rosie! I love how much Teddy and Elsie get along with each other – I don’t know if it’s just because I’m used to having cats which hate each other or if they genuinely do really love each other yet, but they are just so adorable!
    As much as I really don’t like the cold, I’m kind of wishing we’d have another frost (at the weekend so I get to enjoy it) so that I can go for a wander. :)
    xo April | April Everyday

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