Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Winter Wonderland

I love those mornings when you pull back the curtains expectantly........and there before your eyes is a beautiful blanket of snow. 

Whilst parts of the UK have been blanketed in the lovely stuff for over a week, in the South East we were only hit with snow yesterday. I can't remember seeing this much snow before - it's so deep and, in parts, up to the top of my wellies! I'm one of those people who finds this weather event VERY exciting.  My workplace has been shut so we're all having a "snow day" Whooooo!

I love that life in the fast lane suddenly slows down, giving me time to chat and natter away to my neighbours.  Last night, after all the children in our road had gone to sleep, the adults all went out for a snow fight! Exhausting but so much fun.  Tonight our block of flats are going to enjoy some winter Pimms and mulled wine together.  Gotta thank the snow for giving us some good, old-fashioned community spirit!

I've been making the most of my snow day by baking banana bread whilst enjoying copious cups of tea and the occasional gulp of sloe gin. Mmmmm.  This recipe is so simple and scrum-didly-umptious and very useful to use up any mushy bananas! I'll post it later on for you.

I've also been working a little more on my stripy blanket and have been adding to the red row throughout the day. 

As I've been working I've been reminiscing over the past few months as every stripe has a story and a memory attached.  See that moss green stripe? I did that one whilst travelling to and around Dorset on my summer holiday.  Here's a copy of my mental picture that goes with that stripe.   The red stripe that I did today will always remind me of my unexpectedly cosy snow day.

What a blissful picture to end on!


  1. What a lot of snow!! How fabbylicious!! Lucky you, we've only had a couple of inches. A lot of snow is essential so that you are marooned at home in your own winter wonderland! A perfect excuse for a comforting baking session. The banana bread looks yummy (bit worried about this sloe gin that keeps creeping in though, ha ha!!)

    Your blanket looks splendid and I love the idea that each row has its own special memory. I am making crocheted cushions for each of my 4 kitchen chairs as I am just changing my colour scheme. The chairs don't know it yet but they are soon to become red to blend with my new olive/blue/red colourscheme! I would imagine my hair will also be turning red as I struggle to keep the paint on the chairs and not on me!! I have some lovely new curtains that resemble a country meadow. I had to chuckle at Kirstie last night when she said that people are afraid of flowers in the kitchen - not me - the more the better!

    Happy snowballing! LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW!!!!!

  2. Wish I could call in to partake in eating the banana bread , the Pimms and Mulled Wine.
    We have had sooooo much snow in the last 24 hours and more is on the way.Think by tomorrow you will need extra large wellies!!!!Snow came over mine today as I worked in garden trying to shake the snow off of the bushes etc.
    Love the picture of the warmer days and the associations with the colours on your blankie.

  3. Utterly jealous of your snow here! I love love love the stuff and we haven't had nearly as much as everyone else seems to have had!

    The ripple is fab - love the colours =]