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2013 Project365 (Day 71)

Does my bum look big in this?'It’s still gloriously snowy in Guernsey and all the schools were shut so that meant PLAYTIME!

After spending all day at home yesterday I had serious cabin fever so decided to see just how all-terrain ou buggy was and we walked to my sister’s house for lunch and then we all walked to the park. Such a lovely day and so rare for us to get a decent amount of lovely crunchy snow!

This picture of my Mum and niece walking in the park made me chuckle. Eden has so many clothes that I was desperate to caption this, ‘Does my bum look big in this?’

A fab day and now we are home keeping warm and we will light the wood-burner relax chill on the sofa. Lovely.

2013 Project365 (Day 70)

Guernsey snow!In the Guernsey we rarely get snow. Yesterday the weathermen kept talking about red snow alerts for the Channel Islands. As usual I was more than a little skeptical about the accuracy of such reports.

The Mister was working a night shift so when I woke up at 6am and saw there was a little sprinkling of snow I thought they had, as usual, totally over-estimated the weather.

It properly started snowing at about 9am and has snowed all day. The wind has been gale force 8, gusting to gale force 9 and this is making the snow appear like it is going horizontally across the front of our house. I haven’t gone out at all. Whilst I love the snow the wind is making it just too chilly.

Most schools opened this morning and most were shut, or shutting by lunchtime. The high winds have caused electric cables to come down and trees to fall over which has only added to the woes of people trying to drive home from town. Many of the roads are small with granite walls either side which makes driving particularly treacherous. This might not look like a lot of snow for some people but they are reckoning this is the most snow to fall in Guernsey for over 50 years!

Today’s picture was the view out of our front door at 3pm. This road was clear this morning and the snow is continuing to fall and now it is freezing. I am glad to be snuggled up at home. The Little Mister and I spent this morning baking whilst The Mister slept. Now we are sitting in front of the fire watching TV. Maybe we will go out tomorrow!

2013 Project365 (Day 18)

A smattering of snowBeing so far south Guernsey rarely gets any snow, so when we do the whole island grinds to a halt.

The Mister and I woke up to a blanket of white and decided that all the jobs we were going to go out and do today could wait. We lit the fire, and sat around with the mother-in-law and the Little Mister, snuggled up under blankets, knitting, reading and watching TV.

The snow is melting fast and I anticipate we will be back to normal tomorrow. A day of nothing much has been lovely though.

Harewood House

The Mister and I have had a brilliant day out at the Harewood House Christmas Festival. It was beautiful and snowy and because of the bad weather there it wasn’t massively busy which was nice for us, but not so good for the stallholders.

The penguins seemed to be enjoying the snowy weather and were happily swimming around their pond. They also had some real life reindeers, rather randomly called Neville and max (who thinks Neville is a good name for a reindeer!!) As expected we had a couple of snowball fights, including a particularly enjoyable one with Tom standing at the bottom on a balcony and The Mister, Anne and I pelting him with snowballs. It was going well until I aimed one at Tom and he ducked and Andrew ended up with most of the snowball in his mouth. He cried, we laughed. He will probably need therapy forever! We also made a couple of fabulous snowpeople, Adam and Eve versions.

So, a brilliant day and we ended up at the Kestrel Pub near Harrogate. As always the food was excellent and they don’t seem to mind the kids entertaining everyone.

Here are a few pics as always… to see more click on one of them to go to Flickr…

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Brrrrrr

Well it has been a week of lots of snow and cold commutes into work. I have managed to get in every day so far, although I have been a little bit late and left a little bit early. Today I left quite a lot early as it was like a blizzard at about 11am. The decision was taken to shut the service, clients who needed to come and collect prescriptions were told to get a move on and appointments were rearranged. I rushed up to the bus station, just in time for them to announce they were suspending services. I then hot-footed it up to the train station to find they had cancelled half the services which meant that I had to play sardines on a very small train. Then I had a 45 minute walk home through fairly thick snow. I am guessing that we have had about 4-5 inches up around here. The main roads seemed to be doing ok but the side roads were treacherous, especially our clos, it’s up a hill and very slippy.

Anyway, like a good islander I am still LOVING snow! I suspect it is because I grew up on an island which rarely got snow, so now I am like a 7-year-old. It is inconvenient, but it is so beautiful! Here are a few pics from our garden.

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More snow pics!

I had to take a little walk up to the shops today and couldn’t resist taking some photos of the snow. It is just so beautiful!!!

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The last photo is what I see when I am sitting on my sofa. You can see how much of the windows are covered which makes my flat feel quiet and rather womb-like!

More snow!

Well I woke up at 6.30am and phoned in work and left a message on the answer phone to say I wasn’t going in because I was still poorly. There was a light smattering of snow, my velux window were still clear and I could see out of them. I went back to bed and woke up at 10am feeling like I was in a cocoon because the velux windows were totally covered with snow. When it is like this is makes my house feel incredibly quiet. I couldn’t hear the main road because obviously there aren’t many cars going down it. It is just stunning out there. Sparkly and white and clean. I still love snow, maybe it is an islander thing because we didn’t have snow very often when I was growing up. Despite having a streaming cold I intend to wrap up warm and go for a walk. At least I won’t be sneezing over people!

This is the view from my lounge window.

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A Winter Wonderland

P1010265On Saturday I managed to drive safely up North to the Mister’s parents. I was really worried about it because it had been quite snowy, but the main roads were absolutely fine. Yesterday however, it has snowed on and off all day which was been lovely. The Mister and I took advantage of the beautiful Narnia-like landscape and we went out to play. We walked along an old railway track, throwing snowballs at each other and taking photos of this beautiful snow-topped teasels. It has been such a lovely day but I am feeling pretty shattered. Today we fly to Guernsey, well hopefully we fly there depending on the weather I guess although the day has dawned sunny and bright! I hope we get home as we have loads of appointments regarding wedding plans and The Mister and we have to go to the Ecclesiastical Court on Wednesday to get our wedding licence. Here are a couple of pics for you to enjoy.

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Snowy walk

I decided to make the most of the snow and went out for a lovely long walk with my cousin Anna. The second cousin I didn’t actually know existed until this time last year – I turned up at the church she and her husband attend and it turns out they live around the corner. Small world isn’t it?

The snow was pretty thick in places and it was gorgeous just to be out enjoying the scenery and the chance to have an unplanned day off work. It has started snowing quite heavily again so I am wondering if I might get tomorrow off work too, although it will be rather more problematic as tomorrow I have 10 key worker appointments and 2 assessments booked in. Oh well, will have to wait and see I guess. The problem is that I am sure the major roads are absolutely fine, but the small roads near my house are really, really icy, and there are cars parked up both sides of the road. In fact, when I was out walking I saw a van sliding backwards down a very small hill and not being able to stop. I definitely don’t like driving in the snow!

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Yay!

I woke up this morning to several inches of snow. I had a pretty hairy drive back from Oop Norf yesterday and did wonder whether we might get a snow day. It is quite a relief to be honest as I feel absolutely shattered. I am sure I could get to work if I really put my mind to it, but I hate driving in the snow and as they have shut all schools and stated that non-essential travel should be avoided I think I will stay at home. I am not sure that I am convinced that work is essential. So, instead I shall do some work at home, and go out for a nice walk and take some photos.