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A bit late I know, but Sophie and I just back from the frozen North, only to find that the South is just as frozen. No hot water and no heating, which gave me some idea of how those poor people living on the streets must feel. At least we could get under a big duvet.
Didn’t manage to get to the top of Scafell because the snow was up to my knees. For a while it was firm enough for Sophie to walk on the top, but the higher we got the more powdery it became and it was too hard for her. Nevertheless we got a fair way up and scattered my brother’s ashes around Sprinkling Tarn, a lovely spot.
I forgot my camera so bought two disposable ones and therefore won’t have any photgraphs until they are developed.
Met some lovely people at the hotel, all walkers, and lots of different dogs. It’s the first time I have spent Christmas away from home but would certainly go back – I didn’t miss the shopping queues at all.
New Year’s Eve was spent with a friend I went to infant school with and her family – lovely time was had.
Spent today checking every corner of my garden to see what had changed in my absence. The birds were happy to see me, especially the starlings who were in the bird bath within minutes of my filling it.
A new young fox has also appeared. Totally unafraid of me, and certainly not of Sophie, he or she came right up to the door this morning.
Looking forward to reading all your blogs and looking at the new garden pictures.
G and Sophie xx

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~I'm so glad you had a good time and managed to sprinkle the ashes somewhere appropriate~~

5 Jan, 2010

 

Thank you Arlene. We did have a good time but glad to be home.

5 Jan, 2010

 

I am sure your brother will be happy with his resting place.Its a lovely site too. good on you for achieving it. cant spot much of my garden due the snow. roll on the spring.

5 Jan, 2010

 

A few little shoots appearing under the hazel - crocus maybe? and buds on the lilac, so as you say S'girl, roll on the Spring.

5 Jan, 2010

 

" Sprinkling Tarn"..what a wonderful place to sprinkle his ashes Ginellie.sounds as though you had a really relaxing Christmas and glad you arrived home safe and sound. What a wonderful greeting..a young fox ! Happy New Year to you..x

5 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks BB, it is a very pretty spot, even in the winter. Great to be home though. Gx

5 Jan, 2010

 

Stay safe if you get all this snow..........

5 Jan, 2010

 

Just been out with Sophie - snowing. At least it's a bit warmer because of it.

5 Jan, 2010

 

Stay safe...x

5 Jan, 2010

 

I'm glad you had a good trip and got back safely. It's nice you were able to scatter your brother's ashes in a suitable place.

6 Jan, 2010

 

Well done, Ginellie - I'm sure you're glad you made the expedition. What a horrid 'welcome-home' present, though. Have you got it all sorted out yet?

We had snow during the night - SO unusual for our area. Our appointments cancelled, roads impassable, so not a nice situation at all!

6 Jan, 2010

 

Thank you Hywel, glad to be back.
My lovely plumber came as soon as he could and so all sorted now Spritz.
Foxes footprints all over the garden this morning.

6 Jan, 2010

mad
Mad
 

Happy New Year to you too Ginellie. Glad you achieved your goal of sprinkling your brother's ashes in the chosen place. congratulations. Yes it does sound as though you had a great time, maybe you will go back there for a future Christmas. Good that your plumbing problems have been sorted.

6 Jan, 2010

 

Happy new year glad you had a nice time on holiday.

6 Jan, 2010

 

I might go back Mad, it was a lovely place. I thought of you Clarice as we passed the exit for Blackpool.

6 Jan, 2010

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