Monday, 21 January 2013

Walking in a winter wonderland

Cor blimey, picture uploading has been slow tonight. Tried to do them en block, but blogger wouldn't have it, so had to resort to doing them one at a time. Watching that line go across the bottom is like watching flippin paint dry. Not a very exciting day, we had more snow overnight, so there was more shovelling for me to do. I don't mind, the excercise is good for me. The drive is now clear again, but there's a big pile of snow up against the side of the house, and on the front lawn.
I didn't think the library would make it today, but I was pleased to see the van parked up outside the medical centre, so I went and changed my books. I took a few pics as I strolled through the village green. Looks kind of pretty now.
The path is covered, don't know if anyone will come and clear it again. The council have given us a box of salty grit to scatter on the paths, but I don't think there is enough to do the whole of this one.
The snow must have been blowing sideways to stick to the wall. The main road through the village has been cleared, the gritters have been through.
Definately no ball games going on at the moment. They're all hurtling down the hills on their toboggans.


Back home again, and I am trying to get on with the rug, but a certain puss cat called Heidi wants to play. The square is growing slowly, round and round I go. Need to cut some more fabric.
I've made a three day pan of veggie stew tonight with parsnips, carrots, onions, tin of tomatoes, and  pasta. That will save on the washing up. Toodle pip.

25 comments:

  1. The rug is coming along nicely I can't wait to see it when it's finished :-)

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  2. Beautiful photos!You have much thicker snow than us, ours is starting to melt.

    Loving your rug, very nicely modelled by your pusscat friend.

    Stew sounds nice, I did the same, made a lentil and spinach dahl which will do for 3 meals.

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  3. Do you always have a good bit of snow in your region? I love snow... we only get a little bit in Virginia. Nice pictures :o)


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  4. Hehe, comfy kitty! :) Cor you've got a nice lot of snow! Ours is just a sheet of ice all over the pavements now! I wish they would grit them too!

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  5. Great pictures......we have no snow, but its bitter can't get warm.

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  6. I might have a go at making a rug. It looks like it would keep my feet warm.

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  7. I made a 'chuck it all in' veg and lentil curry the other day...just what we need in the cold.
    Jane x
    Looking forward to the book reviews.

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  8. Lovely pictures, I took some pics on Friday of the snow in my back garden.

    The snow's nice to look at but I'm kind of sick of it now, I want to take my dog for a proper walk but it's so slippy that I daren't go far. It's also quite hard to get to work too.

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  9. Gorgeous pics - how bonnie - love the rug too!

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  10. We've been watching your snow on our news in Northern California. I love looking at your photos.

    ~Nancy from Fair Oaks~

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  11. Your village looks beautiful in the snow.

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  12. WE had just about the same amount of snow last night - not much for us - and the temp tonight will be -13 C.
    The rug is coming on great ! Excited to see the finished product before the cats claim it.
    Nothing like nice hot soup on a day like this.

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  13. hello Ilona from across the big pond. Your snow pictures are lovely and at the moment you have more than here in WI. We're in the deep freeze at the moment with minus reading all day and through tonight...and wind chill, brrr!
    The rug is coming along so nicely. Love your idea and use of materials at hand. I think it will become a favorite of your furry friends when finished, or even before, LOL. Stay warm, spring will come again. Hugs, Finn

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  14. Great pictures Ilona..... looks like Heidi has her name all over that rug. She certainly appears to approve of your creation. :)

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  15. Lovely photos.
    We hardly got any snow:(
    Carolx

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  16. Really beautiful to look at. Hope you're keeping warm. Kitty looks very comfy :)

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  17. Pictures look beautiful, so white and pristine! And Miss Heidi does look very comfy :)
    Judy xx

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  18. A snowy hello from House fairy
    Your rug is growing quickly, I see some one has put their name on it. Very colorful.

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  19. I don't think you realise it yet, but that rug belongs to Heidi.
    Loved the snow photos....very pretty.

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  20. Wow! There's a big difference in the colours of the photos between the outside shots and the one with Heide and the rug. The snow shots look old-worldly and almost black and white or as if you've put a colour filter on. The colours of the rug and Heidi look so vibrant and alive in comparison. Still, I love your snow photos. You compose great scenes!

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  21. What great photos - a winter wonderland. We had a little dusting of snow here this morning but it's bitterly cold - (24 degrees F)out with a strong wind. Looks like you are coming along with your rug. The colors are great. Your kitty sure thinks it's comfy. Sounds like you'll be having a nice warm meal and healthy too! Have a great evening.

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  22. Lovely snowy scenes! That rug belongs to the cat now.

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  23. Lovely photos - you've had about as much snow as we've had. The rug is lovely - I'd love to do something like that!

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  24. Lovely photos. And your rug is a big success already - Heidi looks so cute! Anne (South West)

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