Monday, 5 December 2011

Snow!

It has snowed here in the Dales for much of today - heavy snow showers. It is bitterly cold with a biting North wind and all the cock blackbirds in the area have gathered at our bird table (always a sign that it has turned cold).
This bad weather has coincided with a visit from my 25 year old grand-daughter, so we shut ourselves in the room with the wood burner and enjoyed a lovely long chat. Bliss. I so rarely see her that it was a great joy as it always seems as though she has never been away.
Now she has gone back on the train - her father came to take her to the station - I have switched on the electric blanket - the farmer is making the Ovaltine and Horlicks and in 5 minutes time we shall be snug and warm for the night. Night-night - sleep tight to all of you - and keep warm.

20 comments:

Tom Stephenson said...

What a wonderful evening, Weaver. Have a wonderful sleep. X

Titus said...

It was Thornhill's Christmas fair tonight, and the stall holders were none too impressed with the driving sleet. Luckily, we found the mulled wine stop.
Roaring fire at home now, so living room fine. Burying head in sand over price of coal. Ovaltine! Haven't had that for years.
Sleep tight.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I saw the snow on the hills around Windermere! I always check the webcam at Holbeck Ghyl (one of my favourite inns) and this morning everything was white! It looked wonderful from where I was sitting. Sleep TIght! Horlicks.... Yum!

George said...

Everything sounds quite comfy in your neck of the woods, Pat. Add some Beethoven with that Ovaltine and you will surely have a "thin place" in which to sleep tonight.

BilboWaggins said...

When the clouds eventually lift I expect to see Skiddaw, Grisedale and Grasmoor heavily covered too.

Horlicks here too! Nite, nite.

angryparsnip said...

Oh to be snug in your warm home sounds lovely.

Good night to You the Farmer, Tess, the chickens and all the Ladies.

Cheers, parsnip

mrsnesbitt said...

I am shortly going up the wooden hill myself - the snow hasn't reached us YET! BUT I can really tell you how lovely it is to be warm - no electric blanket just dam good bed socks! The advantage of letting hubby go to bed first with his german shepherd is HIS german shepherd (who pretends to be mrs nesbitt in my absence!) lies next to him on the bed....only to be booted off to make way for moi - but warming MY place in the process! lol!

Night Dxxx

Cloudia said...

Brrrr! Sleep tight!



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Dartford Warbler said...

Lovely to hear of your Granddaughter`s visit . A precious evening in the warm for both of you.

Eryl said...

How lovely to sit by the fire with your granddaughter while the weather rages outside. I used to love Ovaltine, haven't had it for years.

Penny said...

Sounds very cosy and a lovely way to spend time with a grand daughter.

Hildred and Charles said...

Lovely to see granddaughters and catch up on all their lovely young doings....stay cosy, Pat, - our weather is quite pleasant right now and today I took Charles' electric cart down to the Post Office, - the first time on Town streets. I felt quite adventuresome.

Pondside said...

Snow! I'm hoping for a dusting on the 24th and then no more.
Horlick's and Ovaltine - haven't had them for years, but now you've planted the idea in my head that we must have some.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Seems most of us are feeling the cold! As for the price of coal, Titus - it is astronomical. Luckily the wind blows the odd crab apple or wild plum tree down on our land and we have plenty of logs. Thanks for replying before dashing off to bed yourselves.

MorningAJ said...

Stay warm. I think the white stuff is headed our way. Fortunately so far we've only had sleet. But 30 miles away the roads are blocked.

Ho hum.

Dave King said...

You make it all sound so civilised - even the snow - which I'm sure it is. Thanks.

ArtPropelled said...

As snug as a bug in a rug! Mmmm I could eat Horlicks by the spoon full.

patteran said...

I thought of you when I saw where the first snows were falling, Pat. A woodburner earns its cosmic purchase price in times like this. Can you keep yourselves in logs or do you have to buy in?

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thank you for the comments. We do keep ourselves in wood - in answer to Dick's query. There is usually something down that can be sawn up. This year's wood will not be used until next year as it has to be left out to be seasoned.

Toffeeapple said...

I do hope that the snow doesn't make it this far south, I haven't got over last winter yet.