Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! Been f-f-f-freeeeeeezing cold here these past few days, roughly -4°C. We've been sitting under a freezing blanket of thick fog which has made the wider landscape disappear completely, and the close-up landscape enchanting.
The low temperature is exhilarating, well I find it that way and I wonder why so many people I've met today have complained about it. Yes I know it kind of makes you feel like your face is falling off, but at the same time it feels so brisk, cleansing and energising!
I had an hour to myself this morning whilst Little B was at playgroup, so I spent a portion of it racing around town doing some Christmas shopping. I love this olde-worlde arcade which is always decked out beautifully at Christmas time. It contains some pretty special little shops too......
.....inside this one is completely delicious. I bought some very sweet gifts for friends and family here, ooooo so many lovely, desirable things lay behind that pretty window! Still seem quite a long way from being "done" with gift buying, but I am certainly more on top of things than I usually am.
I came home with icy air in my lungs, rosy cheeks and tingly-cold fingers and spent a little bit of quiet time defrosting myself. I really appreciate these little snippets of me-time in my week, they are short but very sweet indeed. Just me, my thoughts, a good coffee and the tick-tick of my favourite clock. It restores my equilibrium.
I went for a walk today, well actually I should say that We went for a walk, as it was Little B and I. I know it was very, very cold for strolling, but I had a sudden urge to go and see if the waterfall had frozen and Little B was more than happy to oblige. We stepped off the street to follow the path along the canal and under the castle until we reached the waterfall.
Two years ago, this waterfall did indeed freeze completely and you can see some incredible pictures of it on Heather's blog. But today, even though it was f-f-f-freezing, the water was still flowing.
Still, it was a lovely little walk, we really enjoyed it. I love that Little People don't ever seem to question the weather or the temperature, they just enjoy being out and about. And I have to say, I felt exactly the same today. I felt really unexpectedly happy strolling about in this cold, wintry weather.
After my last post (the Giddy one), I am hugely excited to tell you I am almost there with my wreath making exploits. Ohhhhhhh I am love love love love LoViNg it!!!!!! I can't wait to show you!!!!!!
They turned out really well with their dotty button centres and little ribbon tails (pattern for the flowers can be found here). Well the whole wreath is looking rather lush I have to say. Really it is. I will have a glorious Ta-dah post for you very soon.....ooo honestly, a huge shiver of excitement travelled down my spine just then, hahahaaa!!! I've got the Giddy Shivers!