A brief spattering

We had a little bit of snow, not much at all, enough to create much excitement!

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It’s the fastest I’ve ever managed to get the little lady out of bed! She spent ages in the garden playing with the snow before school.  The little man is not so keen but got carried away by his sisters enthusiasm.

The school run was a trauma, the council don’t grit the road leading to school and its rather steep in places.  We had icy conditions with cars sliding and traffic backed up rather fast.  It was my day for traffic management, so I left my car at the top of the hill and walked down with the smalls. I was pleased I did! Ours is only a small school but everyone drops off in 20 minutes, its usually a well oiled machine but ungritted roads are a bit of a nightmare. A little bit of snow causes so much havoc in the UK but I still love it to bits!

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We had to pause to take a picture of the snowdrops, it’s become rather a tradition, the first flowers poking their head out after the dullness of December, it’s the hope of new life they bring.  We stop, huddled together and proclaim over them every year.  Beautiful.

I hope you are staying warm and safe and enjoying the snow (or your own weather) wherever you are!!

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Peas Please

Week one of the holidays from nursery, like every Mum everywhere in the country I have been trying to think of ways to amuse my smalls and more specifically my little lady during the afternoons when the little man has his nap.

Yesterdays activity was more successful that I could have dreamed, she loved it!

Shelling peas….

A £1 packet of peas, rip the tops off and pop out the peas…


Have a couple of races with Mummy to see who can do it faster

Try counting them to see how many there are, hard when 20 is about your limit…

So, then we cooked them and had them for our dinner.