Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Dangerous or not?

When you look out of the window & see your kids jumping off the roof of their swing set you automatically go outside to yell at them.

However today I had to swallow my words!
After all they are only jumping a few feet and into fresh powdery snow!

What is the world coming too?

Oh my god we are buried alive!

Sir L learnt the meaning of frustration today!

This tractor is going nowhere!

"Shovel,shovel where for art thou shovel?"

On the Pollyanna it has turned into sleet & icy rain!

NH has shut school, banks & PO are all closed

Even Sir L who is dedicated drove 4 feet out onto the drive & had to admit defeat! It took 30 mins to get the car back in the garage!

Monday, February 11, 2008


Here is the shovels snow level for today......with a major snowstorm watch for tomorrow night! Will he survive??
Sir L is due home at 2am...boy is he ging to have a shock to his system.

For one the roof needs shovelling...I cannot do it as I have just removed 4 feet of snow off the deck!

Welcome home darling!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Definition of Frustration!

Saturday day = 6 inches of snow
Saturday evening = 5 inches of snow
Sunday morning = need to shovel!
Definition of frustration = your shovel is buried in a 6 foot snowbank that is frozen!
Oh yes more snow is due today!

This is a photo of my house from the road.....a 10 foot


The final definition of frustration is receiving an e-mail from

Sir L by the Golden Gate bridge in the sun enjoying a latte!

I had better get shovelling!!!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

British Daffodilly.

On Friday night Sir L came home looking very chuffed with himself....he handed me 2 bunches of daffodils from the UK. I could have cried! Daffodils are my most favourite flower in the whole world!

They mean spring is here! (Well in the UK anyway, definetly not in NH!)

Spring is the best time in the UK with daffodils, snowdrops, tulips & hyacinths everywhere. Fluffy cloudy sky's, cute baby lambs frolicking in the fields and green everywhere! Green hedges, green grass, green trees starting to bud and oh the blossoms that come in late spring are just gob smackingly gorgoeus! Oh yes I am homesick!!!!

Not to mention that today I woke up to a snow storm....oh yes the darling weather forecast was calling for snow flurries (not a worry in NH.)

At 6.30am the deal was a 2 hour snow delay for the kids.

By 8.30am no school today kids! What the heck?

Do these weather forecast folk ever get sacked or fired for getting so many peoples lives screwed up by a predicted mistake in the weather?

So I look longingly at my daffodils, clamp my eyes shut & I pretend that I am in the Lake District at home. Oh for Ambleside & its bubbly pubs, fresh air, superb hiking and the yummy Kendal mint cake, open toasty fireplace's, cream tea's & fudge! Hopefully in May I will get there!!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Essentials needed!

I need to order English chocolate & tea bags as we have no visitors for a while & we are out of supplies. Living in the boonies is not easy in the winter without the essentials!

Does anybody out there know of a good website that can fulfil our needs?

Truly Special Breakfasts!

I have to share this with the world. My 11 year old excitedly told me that she had made a special healthy breakfast for me today.

Before you all get it is not a new variety of magic mushroom!!!