In the middle of a frantic mixed-up week, I was determined to get outdoors, grab some fresh air, take the dog somewhere marginally more exciting than his usual walk, and forget my problems.
We didn't have much time, so opted for Shipley Country Park which is maybe only quarter of an hour away, and has a short walk through trees with snowdrops and daffodils to be seen at this time of year.
This is our second 'snowdrop trip' to Shipley this year - first time we were a little early, this time we were maybe a little late, but the flowers still covered the banks which once lined the drive to the old Hall
and there were already daffodils bursting into flower - another couple of weeks and the ground beneath the tree will turn from white to yellow.
We were a bit against the clock, so probably didn't stay as long as we would otherwise have done, but it was a welcome break in a stressful week.