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Kerri McLean

How early morning walks have helped me to conquer the dog days of winter

Kerry McLean


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I don't know whether it's down to the usual January post-Christmas blues or a reaction to the latest lockdown and all the restrictions it has brought our way, but this last week I have just wanted to curl up into a ball and spend my time snoozing under a duvet.

Wouldn't that be a lovely way to make it through these next few, freezing cold weeks, to just snuggle down in bed and, when it's time to wake up again, to emerge into a lovely, sun-filled summery day, with all thoughts of Covid 19 in the deep and distant past.

Sadly, thanks to the demands of work and homeschooling three children, the chances of even having a lie-in, never mind hibernating for months on end, are few and far between. So, I've decided that the best way to chase the blues away is to get up before anyone else surfaces in our house and go for a bit of a march about outside.


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