Today is a very grey sort of day. We have been lashed unceasingly by wind and rain all this morning. I had to rush outside in pyjamas and raincoat to rescue my wheelie bin that had blown onto its side and was in danger of scattering its contents across the road. The Christmas holidays are over and everyone has returned to work.
But … the year has turned – the days are growing imperceptibly longer, and at last the rain has stopped and a tiny patch of blue sky has appeared over the chimney pots next door. And so, what better time to introduce the latest in my Rosie & Bear calendar blocks series – this one is August. The naughty pair have been building sandcastles and rockpooling – and I’m certain that Bear will be going home tonight with very damp and salty fur!