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!!

I love you, I really do! : The Gallery

I’m a lucky lady, there is a lot of love in my life.  My husband and small people are fabulous, I have a smashing family and some great friends. So you think you are going to get another plethora of gushing people pictures with me going on about how great they all are? No, not today.

Today I’m going to tell you about something else I have always loved with a passion, something that this Christmas week with all the delays at airports, with people not being able to get home to their loved ones because of it; I need a reminder that I do love snow.  I’m just not very fond of it this week…

Growing up my step sister had a book called Snow, we all love it and often quote it at each other often with great delight and many sniggers…  It’s is such a large part of our childhood that once we started having children of our own we bought copies for them too…

In fact it is currently quoted on my Facebook profile!

Daddy and I used to have the best skiing holidays, we would look forward to them all year.

I love the scrunch under my boot, I love the swish as my ski’s go though virgin powder, I love feeling the tingle of cold air on my face when you point your skis downhill and just throw caution to the wind and push off, the exhilaration of getting down a tricky bit without falling on my arse… (that does happen rather often unfortunately!) I also relish blaming those moments on too many glasses of mulled wine, could there possibly be any other explanation?

Fresh fallen snow is so pure and beautiful, so pristine, so much fun to jump in and throw to slide on and to chuck at each other, the smalls are slowly learning that involving Daddy in a snowball fight means that they will be bombarded with snowballs and yet they still do it and the giggles are just simply awesome!

Our garden yesterdayand it made our trip on the Santa Train really fabulous on Saturday!

So snow, I still love you, I really do! If you are still here next week the skis will be coming out of the loft and we will be spending the day on a hillside near here for our third year of Wiltshire Skiing but until then, play nice and let people be with their loved ones for Christmas….

I hope you all have a magical merry white Christmas with the people you love.

White, alwhite! #thegallery

I often try and do something a bit further from the obvious with the gallery, just because unlike most of the ladies I only play with my camera, I’m not a photographer or arty in any way, I join in because it’s fun, which seems like the best reason of all 🙂

However, this weeks theme ‘white’ was just right for how I was feeling about the world this week. It has been white, alwhite, although not enough here for skiing which was not so alwhite!

Yesterday the snow had all gone but the garden was looking funky decked out in spikey frost everywhere, so I braved the poop spotted lawn and snapped a few to share with the world….

Happy snow days everyone!

Where to begin? The Gallery!

This weeks The Gallery theme from Sticky fingers is playtime and should be easy,, so why oh why did I have soooo much trouble with it?

There is so much that playtime could encompass that I couldn’t choose!

Love that face!

Playing with your food!

“Helping” Daddy

Loving it 🙂

Because Mummy wanted too…

Boarding in Wiltshire because we could…

It’s a Barbie car *mother groans inwardly…*

Insisting on paddling although unprepared

Finding fun in chores

Learning through play

Feeling the fear and doing it anyway

Screaming at the top of your lungs with exhilaration

The video clip is terrible quality – sorry – after faffing with cables for 2 hours I decided to record it from the flip screen onto my phone to upload, I am as ever incredibly useless with technology….

The Gallery – Holidays

This week Tara from Sticky Fingers has given us “holidays” as a prompt.

What to choose….

I have had some lovely holidays, the last holiday in Gran Canaria with my family was certainly eventful, I used photos from our honeymoon for last weeks gallery on “creatures”…

If you asked me where I would choose to go if I could book anything at all the answer would probably involve the White Stuff!

This picture was from Fernie, British Columbia, fairy tale trees and a view to relish forever, Fernie is know as a steep and deep resort, it was certainly deep and it had enough not terribly steep to keep me happy.

There were lots of little back paths in the woods to wander around too, this was taken on an evening stroll, it has to be my favourite picture of himself…