Friday, 16 December 2011

Winter Wonderland.






The snow started at 7am this morning and hasn't stopped since. This has meant that apart from a quick dash to the shops first thing that I have stayed snug indoors, making soup and sandwiches for guests stopping off en route between Devon and Liverpool. So freshly made cream of mushroom and a roasted red pepper soup awaited them.. They weren't able to stay as long as they would have liked as the snow showed no sign of stopping and they wanted to reach their destination before dark. I'm now left feeling a bit flat with nothing to do but admire the snow..... right that will be it then! I hate snow. I admit it looks pretty today but it gets in my way. As by tonight it will have turned the roads to ice, the pavements to skid tracks, and my temper to frazzled! I should be serious walking tomorrow followed by a pub lunch, but this is looking seriously unlikely at the moment. Which means that I'll just have to stay home and make more soup. Of course if life gets too desperate I could always clean my cooker , a job that has been on the 'to do' list for some time now. Gawd I think going out in the snow if preferable to that......
Hope you enjoy my snow pictures to get you into the festive mood.  I particularly like the snow dog wearing her festive tinsel!
Have a wonderful Christmas and may all your hopes and dreams come true next year.

14 comments:

GaynorB said...

Just a bit of sleet in the lowlands of Staffordshire. Soup is actually one of my favourite meals - especially vegetable. Yours sound delicious ....

illuminary said...

I was just thinking about you! as something sweet came in the post today!
I will write you a proper note after school is done!
but Enjoy that snow and warm quiet moment with the festive puppy!
and blessings in abundance to you my friend for all the joy you bring!

Angela said...

Oh man, so much snow! Here it is raining, but above zero, so everything is wet and dark, bleah! I know that snow makes icy roads, but it sure LOOKS much prettier! So does your dog!
Love from over here! And thank you, too!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Lovely to hear from you Mandy with a snowy blog post, it is just grey and windy here.

Paula said...

Oh freshly homemade soup sounds simply wonderful! You have been so very busy, hope you simply come to enjoy doing nothing. Big warm hug.
Paula

Miss Robyn said...

I heard it was snowing. this time next year, I shall be in UK if all goes according to MY plan.. and hopefully snow will fall!

Mel said...

THERE it is!!

*sigh* None here.....looks like a brown Christmas.

Ohhhhh...but look at the tinseled puppy! And I love the candle on the tiles.
And the snow.

You have snow!
We have...dead grass.

*sigh*
And now I'm hungry for mushroom soup.

Ohhhhhhh......Have a holly jolly Christmas
It's the best time of the year.....lalalalala

Marilyn said...

I love all of your snow photos, it looks so very beautiful to me and just how I always think Christmas time should be. It;s easy for me to say that snow is beautiful as i never have to live with it. I hope you do manage to have your walk ...I wish that i could walk with you then return to your's for some of your wonderful soup.
Happy Christmas Mandy, may you get every good thing you wish for,

Carol said...

It does look beautiful but I have to admit that I'm quite happy there is none here! When I was a little girl I was, according to my Dad, being 'a wee shite' whilst getting ready for bed. It had been snowing really heavily and there was a huge snow drift right outside our back door. He picked me up (I was completely naked), took me outside and plonked me down onto the snowdrift! There is a photo of my bum imprint in the aforementioned snow drift somewhere! Suprisingly...I'm not a fan of snow...wonder why eh!

I hope next year brings you lots of love, luck and laughter.

C x

Cait O'Connor said...

Your blog links in with mine today but we have no snow. Good to catch up here and that soup sounds delicious.
Enjoy your houseboundness.....

Paula said...

Passing by to show some love. Hugs to you

Helen said...

I am enjoying your pretty snow ... we have none in downtown Bend right now... only on the mountains (which is fine with me!)

Joyeux Noël

Pam said...

A big big squeezy hug for Christmas Mandy. While you shiver amongst that picturesque scenery, I have just returned from an outdoor Christmas Eve gathering - windows of the car down hoping to catch some kind of semblance of a refreshing cool breeze. It's so hot in Adelaide and the whole car now smells like Aerogard because of the mosquito protection we have to spray on to make sitting outside bearable. Part of the smells of Xmas here I suppose.

Mel said...

Love, warmth and joy in GREAT abundance for you, ma'am.

Happy Christmas.

((((((( The Byrdie )))))))))