Saturday, 26 January 2013


 Yesterday it snowed and snowed and snowed. And snowed. On and off all day, though being wettish snow it didn't add to the existing snow in vast amounts. Just enough. It was lovely watching it fall though. I was watching a programme about art and snow in the afternoon (hang on.. Tales of Winter: The Art of Snow and Ice available in BBC i-player) and it was quite peculiar to glance away from snow on the television to snow falling outside.

Then it was home-time for the Horrors:

For once Miss M didn't complain about walking home. In fact she loved it. 
And the advantage of all this white stuff falling was that there was finally enough snow to go sledging.

The Boy doesn't like sledging (to be more accurate, he doesn't like getting cold and wet) but Miss M was keen, so after a bit of poking a broom-handle at the upper regions of the garage I managed to retrieve a sledge and off we went.

We didn't really stay out all that long as it was still snowing and getting dark but it was worth it to see how much she enjoyed it!  Then it was home for pizza. Haggis may be consumed sometime this weekend, but Friday night is Pizza Night. Carved in stone and strictly enforced by Miss M.

Today has been a l-a-z-y day. There's been a gradual thaw and consequently a rawness about the wind, so aside from brief forays into the outside world (Miss M's gymnastics class, My Beloved going to the supermarket) we have stayed cosily inside. I have sewed things, Miss M has forced Barbie and Ken have adventures, and we've discovered that as Ken has proper feet he can stand while poor Barbie has been forced into ill-fitting plastic shoes all her life and can do nothing unaided, poor lass. My Beloved has made tacos and tortillas and fish-fingers. The Boy has rediscovered Club Penguin (now with added dinosaurs)  The cats have complained bitterly about being inside when they wish to be outside, and vice versa, and then fallen asleep. One's asleep on my feet right now. And I am feeling pleasantly dozy.  *yawn*


Mrs. Micawber said...

One of my childhood Barbies had a (rather dreadful) wire stand that clasped her about the waist and provided a sturdy base so she could appear to stand unaided. Poor thing! Her calf muscles must be permanently shortened.

It snowed here too on Friday, and made staying indoors very enjoyable.

I'll bet Miss M slept well. Playing hard in the snow makes for a wonderful night's sleep.

Ladybird Diaries said...

Your snowy photos are just lovely and it looks like your kids had fun in the snow! Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments. Lovely that we have a Miss M in common!
M xxx

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

I do worry about poor Barbie, she probably has bunions beginning!

All our Friday snow just melted away yesterday, all we have now are puddles.