Yes well, best laid plans of mice ….. and all that.
Freezing temperatures, ferocious winds, halestorms, blizzards and white-outs were the order of the day. Whoever dreamed up the idea of Global Warming should have been with us on Easter Sunday and Monday.
Anyway, being English, the walk on the beach went ahead, leaning at about 45 degrees into a raging snowstorm and the next day, following 6-7 inches of snow at Felbrigg, we took the dogs to play, and had a very Christmassy Easter snowball fight in the bright sunshine.
Felbrigg is a lovely National Trust owned house and park, with a large forest, all totalling around 1,700 acres.
With a very impressive Jacobean fronted house, it has had quite a turbulent history, finally ending up in the hands of a gentleman named Robert Ketton-Cremer. The original heir, Robert Ketton-Cremer's brother Richard, was killed in action in the Second World War, and a memorial to him was constructed in the woods behind the house by Robert. The house was passed onto the National Trust just after the end of the war.
A large Victory V has been created in the forest area by removing two vast swathes of trees, forming a lovely shaded walk. A solitary bench located at the apex of the V rather poignantly commemorates the loss of his brother, as well as celebrating the Victory in 1945.
BUILDING AN EASTER SNOWMAN IN FELBRIGG
We have seen the place in many varied conditions. Blazing summer sunshine, glorious Autumnal colours, pouring rain and now glistening snow.
LOOKING TOWARDS THE APEX OF THE VICTORY V
LOOKING DOWN ONE OF THE TWO AVENUES OF TREES
IT LOOKS A BIT DIFFERENT IN AUTUMN
Good old Mother Nature.