It was very busy out there and there are still two weeks to go until the Big Day. We managed to get most things we wanted. I finished buying Christmas cards and wrapping paper and got an extension cable for H2. Very exciting. Pea is going to University next week. Fifteen pupils from Pea's school have been chosen to go to the Science labs to view the ear canal of Ice Fish, under the most powerful microscope in the country. It is a two year course and will look very well on her CV. She bought a new top and jumper to wear, though they will hardly be seen under her lab coat, but it's how you feel isn't it?
I think I mentioned that I am making a Christmas stocking for a new baby boy. I made one last year for my niece and the whole process went incredibly smoothly and I was thrilled with the finished piece. Not so this time! I was having a bad week, so can only put it down to that.
Please, please, PLEASE!
I love this ribbon and it is in a way, a little magic spell for all those out in the world who are as bonkers about snow as I am. I love to see it lying on the ground and thickly coating branches of trees, but the best bit is when it's falling. To see it coming whirling down to the ground is a great delight to me and one I have been dazzled by since I was a little girl. It is purely magical.
This was taken two years ago, when the whole of the UK had the heaviest snow fall we had seen in many years. I loved it and so did my children, family and friends. We still talk about it now. It was so exciting, though not a little worrying for our loved ones who had to travel in it. It got a bit worrying for us too, as we ran out of coal and wood for the fire and food was getting a bit low. We managed to get the car off the drive, with effort, and stocked-up, so we were fine and could enjoy this amazing spectacle.
But for now, we will have to be content with fake frost on my gorgeous Christmas wreath. It blew off the door the other night in the rough winds we had, but it seems to be no worse for the experience; apart from the bits that Puppy chewed off and there is a pine cone hanging drunkenly from the bottom...
Have a lovely day, wherever you are and thank you for reading. xxx