We went for our usual New Year Stroll and walked to Flamstead. Unfortunately, our lane was impassable due to flooding and ice so we had to detour across the fields, although this was a short cut in fact. The problem was that the sun had just started to melt the frost and our shiny boots then got quite muddy - never mind.
As you can see, no progress whatsoever has been made on the restoration of The Spotted Dog after their fire many months ago. Hopefully they will start work soon.
Luckily The Three Blackbirds was open and was warm and cosy. There was a huge platter of party food on the bar which was possibly left over from the previous night's celebrations. We were warmly welcomed to dig in - great!
Interesting vending machine in the conservatory the The Three Blackbirds.
I don't think I've ever seen film for sale like this?