Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Fridgid it is!

This is the worst part of the year for living in New Hampshire. The low temperatures & bitter windchill cause bowed shoulders and you have to wrap yourself in blankets for comfort...brrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Molly's walks are rare as it is too bitter.

The poor birds swarm at our bird feeder...I'm all ready to knit them scarfs & hats poor little things! 

The snow laden paths are solid ice and risky.

The car creaks as I drive, its suspension is frozen.

There are not enough layers to be worn to make you feel cosy.

The hot stews and winter food are becoming mundane...I need to find some new recipes.

Countless tea bags are being used....so many that my English electric kettle has just died......emergency!

The house creaks with the gale force winds...I wonder if we have lost any shingles...or worse still a solar panel?

The kids need to burn off some energy & get fresh air..it would be too cruel to throw them outside to play.

This is what wimter in NH is all about.....surviving!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Cheers trees?

This is a delayed post as it has been the most weirdest of weather over here. Saturday we had a huge snowstorm, then sleet, then a thunderstorm! Fancy that?

I awoke to more snow...of course and all the trees were coated in ice. It was very erie as the branches blew they chinked as if the trees are all having a hot toddy & clinking their glasses! Cheers!

I took Molly for a walk and as the wind blew the trees they shed their ice...all over me! It was as if they were throwing their vodka glasses at me!

I tried to get a good photo to show how this looks as it is magical.....I need a photo lesson.

The trees glisten as if they are made of crystal and when you look at them they really do dazzle your eyes.

Perhaps if you look at this photo & squint you may get the picture??? If not have a glass of wine or two & try again!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

When I'm rich........

I'm going to buy this old farm estate. Behind the main house are some houses for the workers and barns, chicken coops, stables...the whole works. Of course there is plenty of acreage along with it and a pond.

The good news is that it is for sale.

The bad news is that it probably needs torching as it would be cheaper to rebuild.

However if anyone out there in blog land knows anyone who is rich and fancies a project.....this could be for them.

It would make a great place for a haunted house movie too.

Ahh dreams..................

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New England Houses

It was such a gorgeous day on Thursday I took myself off for a little toodle pip (drive)!

Even though it was cold and there was fresh snow on the ground I could not help taking a few shots of the quaint houses and buildings around here.

So here they are: