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Here it comes again...more snow

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It’s been like a blizzard here today. Walking back from my Mothers I couldn’t see where I was going and just followed the footsteps along the paths. I took a few pics once I got home half an hour ago. There are cars stuck on the hill outside our house, the drivers desperately digging the wheels out and throwing sand down from the nearly empty bin across the road. I thought last time was bad enough but it looks like we will need the reindeer and sleigh out again…..:o)))


It’s that wet sticky snow. I hope it won’t stay long this time….

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Oh my!!.. Please don't share with me, it kept trying yesterday but didn't succeed and last night we had an earthquake that apparently was felt for miles around, hubby and daughter felt it upstairs and came runnning, I was in kitchen and didn't notice anything and our dogs didn't react at the time but both of them had been unsettled for ages earlier, its all over the news today, I guess its a case of no sense, no feeling in my case, lol.....

29 Jan, 2015

 

Goodness Lincslass! An earthquake in Lincs?? What on earth is happening.....as for the snow...HB...it looks bad, but I doubt it will last. OH says a better weekend ahead. The snow was threatening us yesterday as well, but it failed to materialise on the ground. It was freezing this morning though....brrrrr!

29 Jan, 2015

 

I didn't either Lincs, I'm in a bungalow so like you downstairs, I have felt them a number of times previously
British Geological surveyis in Nottinghamshire, Keyworth I think so not far away....

Homebird you look very snowy, I was going to say hope it doesn't come south to Leicestershire. ....too late 😞

keep snug and safe everyone xxx

29 Jan, 2015

 

I said please but it never worked as its snowing here now and I have a white garden, lol....
Karen we often get earthquakes around here, this one registered 3.8 on the scale and the epicentre was Cottesmore a village in Rutland, I think the last one was April of last year, so far I don't think there has been any structual damage reported this time but can remember not long back when somenes house was quite badly damaged.......

29 Jan, 2015

amy
Amy
 

We haven't had any snow yet I mustn't speak to soon !! I can remember an earthquake when we lived in our last house I was on my own and didn't know what was happening ,I can't imagine what a really big one must be like , very scary !

29 Jan, 2015

amy
Amy
 

I don't believe it I did speak to soon ,the snow is coming down thick & fast !!! .........

29 Jan, 2015

 

A lovely sunny day not much snow but very cold bu thave managed out 2 walks and to think on Tues I was out on a bike run.

But take care folks weekend to be much worse.

29 Jan, 2015

 

Oh my goodness ! :(( You have had a lot :((
It's horrible isn't it ...
I hope there are no nasty accidents and that everyone is all right.
Keep safe Sheila !

We had a heavy sleety shower about an hour ago but that's all. The sun is out again now.

I didn't hear of the earthquake in Lincolnshire. They only put boring things on the news. I usually just listen to the headlines.
We had an earthquake here one morning many years ago, when I was quite young. It was like a bumping noise, and I thought it was my mother coming across the landing lol

29 Jan, 2015

 

Poor mother!

29 Jan, 2015

 

Blue sky and thawing now, I cleared it off the car, its art group tomorrow .......as long as the road isn't icy.....

29 Jan, 2015

 

...and how often did your poor Mother come bumping across the landing Hywel. Had you been plying her with the sherry? Sorry.....couldn't resist. Thanks Hywel.
We heard about the earth quake in Lincolnshire this morning but they didn't report any damage thankfully. Makes you wonder what to expect next.
This our 3rd lot of snow since boxing day. Its a pity the granchildren aren't here to go sledging with me again. The heavy falls have stopped now and its just been the occasional flurry for the past hour. Keep safe everyone.

29 Jan, 2015

 

Coupled with heavy overnight snow,which brought everything to a standstill,we had two 'snowthunder' storms,with lightening..very eerie! Still very changeable,with blue sky one minute,then dark and heavy snow showers the next..all schools in our area were closed.The funding to Highway depts was drastically cut this year,so hence not enough gritters..sounds about right !

29 Jan, 2015

 

Pam, we cleared the car first thing this morning so T could drive me round to my Mothers. An hour and a half later T rang me to say I would have to walk back as the roads were so bad he couldn't get back to pick me up. I looked like the abominable snow man by the time I reached home. I passed a fellow on the road and he said we would all have to learn to speak Eskimo if this kept up...lol

29 Jan, 2015

 

I thought it was bad enough here on the Notts/Derby border but Sheffield and Yorkshire are really getting the most aren't you. I've never seen snow and thunder and lightening. It sounds amazing Bloomer. Really eerie.

29 Jan, 2015

 

I think we have all had our fair share,Sheila....I've never experienced Snowthunder before either..which is what the local press are calling it..Glad you made it home safe..I bet you were well prepared ,just in case...It's been our 3rd lot since Christmas too..A bit of a shock, after last years mild winter !

29 Jan, 2015

 

I had so many layers on I would have bounced back up if I had fallen...lol

29 Jan, 2015

 

Only way to go,isn't it? I can't understand these people who go out in it,totally unprepared..flimsy shoes especially..Fashion isn't a priority for me in these circumstances..or any other ,to be honest..Comfort is my middle name ! Lol

29 Jan, 2015

 

It looks very pretty (from inside).... and snow is a good insulator for your plants.

29 Jan, 2015

 

Hi Sheila, that looks pretty much like the gardens round here too, about 3", my neighbour says he loves it when it snows, because his garden looks like mine, [ in his dreams], the only plants in his garden are weeds, Derek.

29 Jan, 2015

 

Lol Derek. It hides a multitude of sins....
Klahanie it's amazing how the primroses and snowdrops just pop straight up again as soon as it thaws.
Bloomer I only realised last week that I can't remember the last time I wore heels. I don't think I could walk in a straight line now wearing them.....I blame the fashion for flats....lol

29 Jan, 2015

 

Lol,Sheila..I have one pair with low heels,I take on holiday for evenings.apart from those,it's flatties for me too..I cringe at the thought of the 3 inch heeled Stilletto's of the 60's,and the blisters to go with them ..ouch!

29 Jan, 2015

 

What a lot of snow - your pictures are really pretty - real picture postcard shots - we have a light dusting of snow here tonight - but I think there is more to come - take care

29 Jan, 2015

 

Its all cold and inconvenient but doesn't it make your garden look wonderful?

No snow here but reading all these posts I remember what it used to be like in Sheffield. Brrr - keep warm folks!

30 Jan, 2015

 

Not experienced snowthunder either ( and don't want to....)
We did have thick fog here a few years ago then thunder and lightning. ....eerie indeed!
I don't think its freezing out although its just getting light and csn just see some lying snow on the grass....birds are up and hungry , singing for their breakfast

keep safe and snug 🐧

30 Jan, 2015

 

Only a light snow shower last night,but it's now icier than ever,as it froze on top of it..another day indoors ..hey ho !

30 Jan, 2015

 

it looks lovely..hope it dosen't stay around too long..

30 Jan, 2015

 

Gosh you look to have had a lot there HB. We had some yesterday but it is the ice which is the biggest problem. I'm like you, plenty of layers when I go out...if I HAVE to go out, but like Bloomer 'comfort' is my middle name too lol!

30 Jan, 2015

 

Yippee ! most of the snow has gone,as we have blue skies and sunshine..Ice remaining on the bits the sun doesn't reach.I'm not going to get too excited,as more forecast for the weekend..At least I managed to feed the birds today,:o)

30 Jan, 2015

 

Just a bit of snow hanging around here too, but now freezing again so very slippy. The birds have been visiting the feeders since first light and I've been out twice to refill them, so perhaps they know more is on it's way.
We've been having new radiators fitted today, so the heating has been off most of the day. The house is just beginning to warm up again.

30 Jan, 2015

 

Some of our roads and paths actually dried out in the sunshine,so I ventured out to the bin ,as well as feeding the birds..I'm sure they must know too,Julia,they have been very busy today..I bought one of those Coconut halves with suet ,seeds etc in it,that I hung on the feeder,and they have gone mad at it :o ) only a cheap one from Home Bargains,but they don't seem to mind Lol.

30 Jan, 2015

 

Oh dear......Ours was here and gone in about 10 hours.

Hope yours doesnt last too long although it looks like it's there for a while yet!!

30 Jan, 2015

 

Yeah, same happened here Bloomer. I was even brave enough to walk to the hairdressers for my hair trimming. I look less like an Old English Sheepdog now lol! You mean you DIDN'T get your birdfeeder from Lidl? I am surprised, not like you...unless it's the Poundstore lol!
Sorry to highjack your blog HB.

30 Jan, 2015

 

I'll have you know mine are top notch quality,Julia..from the garden centre..All show on the outside ,it's what's on the inside that counts ! Lol x

30 Jan, 2015

 

Oops, so sorry mi'lady lol!

30 Jan, 2015

 

Lol,.I tried the Garden centre food,supposedly to be good stuff,but mine would only eat it if there was nothing else...they love all the stuff from Home Bargains ..suits my purse much better too. The least I can do is give them a decent feeder :o) Just like us,beans on toast always tastes better on a pretty plate :o)) x

30 Jan, 2015

 

Hadn't noticed that Sandra. I love 'em on any old plate!

30 Jan, 2015

 

Lol...a pair after my own heart...
Oh! Dear Waddy, fancy having new radiators put in at this time of year when I expect mine to be banging off the wall. I'm a bit nesh these days to say the least. 😊
The birds are visiting much more since the snow came and we were laughing at 2 sparrows yesterday snow bathing just outside the window. They looked like they were snowballing with the snow flying up. Couldn't get a photo because they saw me get up to get the camera. 😟

31 Jan, 2015

 

Hi Homebird ... Any sign of a thaw ? Looks pretty from indoors !

31 Jan, 2015

 

Beans on toast is a last resort meal for me,Sue..I'm not that keen whichever plate they are on :o) ,,and you made me smile Sheila,with saying you are 'nesh'..I say that too,but I think it's said more oop North !:o) I wonder how it originated,as it doesn't really relate to another similar word,does it? ..Glad you got your radiators done,Julia..what a difference it will make..:o)

31 Jan, 2015

 

Hi, Tt, it does look lovely on the trees and garden. It's also bringing lots of birds to the feeders too. It was sunny all day yesterday and it thawed on the roads but the paths are still covered and very slippy. We managed to get out of the village yesterday afternoon to do the shopping in town. There weren't many people about. We had a further snowfall this morning but the cars aren't having trouble on the road outside. Fingers crossed we get a more thawed today. 😊

31 Jan, 2015

 

According to Wikki Bloomer...
The word comes from Old English hnesce meaning feeble, weak, or infirm[7] and is a cognate with the 16th century Dutch word nesch typically meaning damp or foolish....
Got that right...Sounds just like me....😄😄

31 Jan, 2015

 

It's amazing how quickly the whole landscape can be transformed .... good thing the main roads are clear ..

31 Jan, 2015

 

I often wondered why we said that, now that makes sense. Thanks for that HB....Bloomer I bought one of those suet and berry blocks for my feathered friends...they don't want to know, preferring the mixed bird feed, peanuts, sunflowers seed (courtesy of Lidl) raisins,and maze kernels. Do you know, I haven't had beans on toast for ages, on any kind of plate! Snow all gone now but still very slippy out there.

31 Jan, 2015

 

Waddy, I've never had so much use out of my good grip winter boots as I have this year. T bought them for me for Christmas 3 years ago and I thought how clod hopping they looked ( didn't say that to him though...lol) they have been a Godsend this winter.
It's gradually thawing here today. No frost last night to turn it to ice thankfully.
I bought the suet and fruit blocks last year and ended up putting them in the bin. The birds never touched them here either. The bluetits are getting through the peanuts at a great pace and the ring neck pigeons are enjoying the bits they drop...I've been putting chopped up grapes and raisins out for the blackbirds on a step I cleared and they are doing quite a bit of squabbling over them. A smashed up fat ball goes down well with them too. Take good care whilst it's so slippery out there.

31 Jan, 2015

 

I've got some 'clodhopper' boots too HB, but I'm still terrified of falling having had back problems now for more years than I care to remember. I'll try smashing up the suet fruit block, you never know, I've found I've had to do the same with suet balls in the past. You take care too :)

31 Jan, 2015

 

I found they didn't like those square blocks either,and had bought a holder especially to hold them,but I must say they seem to love the Coco shell with suet ,seeds etc.so I will get some more when I get into town..Fat balls aren't going down too well either,since they found the new food supply..Lovely to see the Robin trying it out,alongside the bluetits..He is usually a ground feeder..I also tried a bag of suet pellets with added Mealworms,from the same shop,and those are going down very well with the Blackbirds...I'm sure the blocks will get eaten,if you break them down,Julia..
Snap about the clodhopper boots too,girls....I feel like I have turned into my Mother when wearing them ! lol.....but oh boy,they are so warm ,with being fur lined,and also non slip..Mum's usually knew best,in this case...10 years ago,I wouldn't have been seen dead in them :o)

31 Jan, 2015

 

I know just what you mean Bloomer, I can hear my mum's voice now 'pride before a fall' she used to say when I insisted on wearing fashion rather than safety. Now the boots I wear only lack the zip up the front lol!

31 Jan, 2015

 

Wish mine had a zip at all,Waddy..I just have to pull them on,so hence I could almost use them as Waders..apart from them being a suede type of material,,..get the picture? stop laughing ! Hope we never get to say 'those look comfy'if we take a shine to checkered slippers with the pom pom on the front....It brings to mind,Victoria Wood saying the same about Scholl sandals,when she thought of getting older :o))

31 Jan, 2015

 

Ha! Ha! Zip up the front....checkered slippers... Pom poms. ...Can't stop laughing..

31 Jan, 2015

 

We need to smile this weather,Sheila :o)..If it gets any colder,we will be going back to Liberty bodices with the rubber buttons ! but you and Julia won't remember those,let alone ever wore them:o) Lol..

31 Jan, 2015

 

Ladies I'm cracking up here,lol, Sandra I can remember wearing a liberty bodice in the winter, I've now reached the stage whereby if its slippery outside I don't care what I'm wearing as long as the boots keep me upright but must admit on nice days I revert back to thinking "I'm not wearing them I'd look like my nanna" its daft really at my age whose going to take any notice really.....

31 Jan, 2015

 

I'm afraid I do remember having to wear a rubber buttoned Liberty bodice. Can't remember if I had to wear it over or under the vest but I'll never forget the spoonfuls of ghastly tasting Liquafruita, cod liver oil and the malt we were forced to take every Sunday to ward off the colds through winter. 😝. Yuk!!! Must say though I don't remember having bad colds... I don't think our bodies dared. Thoughts of even worse tasting medicines if we succumbed. Lol.
I'm the same Lincs. I doubt if the village will be talking about the clothes or footware I ventured out in during the winter.😄

1 Feb, 2015

 

Welcome to my world,Sue and Sheila.:o) The Liberty bodice was worn over the wool vest.."Chilprufe 'make if your mum could afford them....and tucked well into the Navy blue knickers with a little pocket on ! Lol..Goodness knows why they had a pocket..! No way did I lift my navy blue school tunic up ,to see if there was a little cotton hanky in it..ha ha..and the knee length grey woolly socks were such a fashion statement too....all of which were deemed to be worn till Whitsuntide,and the Whit walks.." cast not a clout ,till May be out"whether it was hot weather or not..Those were the days,eh ? ..not ! Lol

1 Feb, 2015

 

Oh will you girls give up, my sides are aching with laughing! Actually, I do remember the liberty bodice with the rubber buttons. I don't think my vest was a 'Chilprufe' as I don't think it was made from wool, but flannelette. If you didn't keep your hankie in your knicker pocket where did you keep it or were you a 'silver sleeves'? Knee length woolly socks, tick and mittens on elastic threaded through your coat sleeves so you didn't lose them, tick Knitted hats which covered your ears and tied under the chin, tick. Scarves tied over your mouth and nose, tick and before you dared to venture outside, cod liver oil, Virol, and Bemax on your porridge! Despite all this I still got tonsillitis every winter and ended up having them out. Nowadays they realise how much infection they actually stop children from getting. We live and learn...or do we lol!

1 Feb, 2015

 

Lol...Not sure if I had a hankie,but silver sleeves,probably..or someone elses in the playground ! :o)
I loved Malt and cod liver oil..but had all the childhood illnesses too..the dreaded Kaolin hot poultices on the chest,which I remember vividly,as the next door neighbour had to come in and hold me down,whilst my mum put them on. ! The GP always coming at least twice to see if you were doing ok..a thing of the past now!I had forgotten about those delightful hats ,and scarves..they must have looked like yesteryears version of a Jihab ! Lol.Trendsetters of the day eh ? It's a wonder we could breathe at all in all that gear,! At least we can look back and laugh..wonder if our kids and Grandchildren will do the same,in later years :o)

1 Feb, 2015

 

Oh, yes. I forgot about the itchy Woolley hat tied under the chin, scarfe round the neck and mouth and crossed over the chest so you looked like a penguin with its chest puffed out. Hand knitted cardies and jumpers, sometimes from wool from a pulled down old jumper.. Mits on elastic dangling like dead rats when you had been snowballing. Then a pair of dads socks doubled over as replacement mittens while the others dried on the fireguard. I can't ever remember having a pair of trousers so it must have been a sight for sore eyes when I was half way up a tree. ln navy blue knickers and my long grey socks drooping down my spindly legs...oh! what joy...
I remember the GP lived in the village and you just went and fetched him when he was needed outside surgery hours. Not many folk had a car or a phone.

1 Feb, 2015

 

It's starting to get to be a blog about 'all our yesterdays' lol!
Yes, dad's socks for mittens, plastic bags over your socks before you put your wellies on, to try (unsuccessfully) to keep our feet dry in the snowy weather. Our GP was almost like one of the family and would often just drop in to 'check ' on us. I remember vividly him catching me stood on a windowsill opening a window, I was about 8 or 9 at the time. He immediately lifted me down then smacked the back of my legs exclaiming ;
'don't let me catch you doing that again, you could have fallen and broken your neck, then where would you have been?' while I did a little dance trying to stop my legs from stinging. Goodness knows what would happen if they tried doing that these days.

1 Feb, 2015

 

Lol...Ooh! didn't it sting on the back of your legs... Its a wonder I didn't put my back out trying to put my legs as far forward out of reach as possible...lol

1 Feb, 2015

 

Oh you've brought back so many memories. .....good and bad!

aunty Laura who lived down the road a bit made blackberry vinager and we all had a bottle bless her,
I so remember the liberty bodice!
and the parrafin heater in the outside loo...... we had a loo and bathroom upstairs but the pipes would burst outside if they froze.....

remember slides in the playground.....until the caretaker put sand on them 😕
as it was my grandad at the primary school I couldn't grumble at home......happy days......

2 Feb, 2015

 

Gosh - things I had forgotten about! Chilprufe - now there's a blast from the past... and liberty bodices, and I certainly remember being swathed in the scarf, with the ends crossed over and tucked through the belt of the gabardine mackintosh. I loved malt, but not cod liver oil. And the bus fare to school was one penny.

2 Feb, 2015

 

Oh! Yes, slides in the playground. Wow it was good, slippy and long. Bottles of milk at break time with the top icy and pushed up through the top of the bottle.
The smell of the paraffin heater too. Hot oven shelves wrapped in brown paper tucked in our bed to warm the sheets and mattress. Do I really want to have to do that these days......no fear.
We used to have raspberry vinegar on our Yorkshire puddings, or warmed up to sooth a sore throat.

2 Feb, 2015

 

Maybe because I'm so much older but they seem simpler, less rushed happy days

3 Feb, 2015

 

I think so too Pam.

3 Feb, 2015

 

I'm positive they were!

5 Feb, 2015

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