Sunday, 5 February 2012

Everything Else Takes Back Seat to a...

... snow day! Please, my Canadian friends, don't laugh. You may look at this and think 'What on earth is all the fuss about?' - but this may be the only snow we see all winter so we have to lap it up, enjoy it, play in it, make the most of it.

It started snowing late yesterday afternoon. I didn't tell the girls it was expected because they would have been totally gutted if it didn't happen. Such was the fear that they would wake in the morning and it could all be gone that Emily was out last night making the most of it.

Getting this child back in side was the only problem.

We woke up to this.
Pure joy emanated from the children in this house.

And then the snowball fight commenced.
Some had snowballs bigger than others.
Taken from the safety of the upstairs window.
I'm no fool!
Snowmen of all sizes...
... appeared in the front garden.
A walk through the village showed it looking completely beautiful.

Now if only the man boy in the car hadn't thought it was amusing
to drive by Helen and I at speed in the slush!

Angels appeared everywhere we went.

The rest of the weekend was taken up with
ice cream making.
Vanilla. Delicious!!
And bread making by my own little baker.
Both Saturday and Sunday.
Sometimes life is far more important than sewing. This weekend was one of those times. Playing in the snow surpassed all other activities. Hope that you had as much fun as we did.

Susan

32 comments:

  1. We spent ages digging our car out! Little one has gone out sledging with friends! So she will be having fun!

    My arms are aching!

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  2. I waded my way to the studio, dug the door out and there I've stayed :) Toastie! My not so wee one is out up to mischief with her friends :) Dinner's in the oven so off it's off back to bottom of the garden for me!

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  3. apart from dropping Beccy off somewhere yesterday, I havn't been out all weekend!! I love the snow and its great to see your girls out there enjoying it all too.

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  4. I'm still waiting..............................

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  5. we just got a sprinkling !! where is our snow !!!

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  6. yay, so much snow! I love the snowmen ;)
    We had some snow about two weeks ago I think but then the temperature dropped to -18C so everything is frozen solid.
    Your little baker looks very professional. Does she use a recipe she could share?

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  7. Looks like you had a perfect weekend.

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  8. Yes, you are right-the memories you make with your family are the most important and the girls will remember it I guarantee you!

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  9. Oh I'm jealous of the snow...Didn't get any!

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  10. Almost.........almost, thinking that a snow day might be quite nice..........hmmm, maybe not. Too cold!!!!
    I know, I'm a wuss.

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  11. Looks like you had a great weekend!

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  12. So glad I'm enjoying everyone elses snow pics & not having any here! Jxo

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  13. Whay! We have snow too! We have BIG snowmen that are taller than my sons and hubby. We cannot get out of the village and it is great. I know I won't be saying that tomorrow when the school buses cannot get in and my elder boy needs to be at school for an A level music exam.... Help I will have to drive!
    I am really glad that you had a good day too... Di xo

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  14. I just wish it wasn't so cold!!

    Pomona x

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  15. Good Grief!! You have more snow than we do and we're in the Saskatchewan prairies!!
    Have tons of fun in the white stuff!!

    Carolyn

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  16. Yep, we had lots of fun, it just didn't involve snow! Sometimes sewing has to a back seat!

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  17. Archie loves the snow and was very pleased it decided to snow on his birthday! Looks like you had a brilliant weekend!

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  18. I want a snow day because it looks like a lot of fun. (naturally it will never happen unless I travel somewhere that snow actually falls)

    Your pictures look like postcards. Snow, baking , snowmen . Sounds like a perfect weekend.

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  19. No snow here, just rain and wind :-( three cheers for quilts and hot water bottles and wooly socks and hot kittys!

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  20. Fab photos! Love seeing everyone enjoying it. I have really mixed feelings about it because of the whole getting about safely thing!

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  21. We have snow on our mountains! Gorgeous pics of the girls. Perfect.

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  22. Yay for having fun in the snow! Thankfully, given how far I had to drive, I managed to avoid it, although it was bitterly cold.

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  23. I hope you get to enjoy it for a few more days, it looks like fun. We have very little on the ground right now, not much more than you. Drive safely.

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  24. Brilliant! The angel snap brought back fond memories, we used to do that :) x

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  25. what a wonderful weekend you had - and home made bread and home made icecream - i'm coming to your house

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  26. I wish we had snow :( It looks so beautiful and peaceful. So glad you enjoyed it!

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  27. I'm still dreaming of snow (as is son Cameron!) very jealous!

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  28. aww fab photos looks like awesome fun! we didn't even get a snowflake here booo x what age is your little baker? My two can make pancakes more or less apart from the cooking part of course! x

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  29. It's great isn't it - all good wholesome fun! Enjoy it while it lasts! Best wishes, Helen in Switzerland

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  30. What a beautiful weekend Susan! I lived in Yorkshire for a year (hubby is from there) and the first morning I had to drive to work in the snow I got to the car park and couldn't see any of the lines to know where to park - boy did that make me laugh. I had no idea snow crunched when you walk on it until that year either! Enjoy!

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