Unlike many British homes who had a magical fall of snow just after Christmas, the white stuff completely missed us in December. Not so this week - we have had flakes! Not a lot it has to be said, but just enough to generate some lovely wintry excitement. Isn't it magical when snow falls unexpectedly during the night? We woke on Wednesday morning not realising for quite some time that it has snowed whilst we slept, and the excitement here when we made The Discovery was magical.
Our walk to school was so pretty, the snow was soft and powdery and not deep enough to cause any walking problems. So we padded happily along in our wellies and the Little People did their very best to scrape up enough snow to make a few very teeny snowballs.
Little Lady managed to construct the smallest snowman I have ever seen, he was only about 20cm tall and sat on our front wall looking rather forlorn and sorry for himself. Poor thing. I wondered briefly whether I should crochet him a miniature woolly scarf to cheer up his icy little body, but truthfully he wasn't around for long enough as everything melted within a day.
This afternoon we had another white flurry, it looked promising this time with big fat flakes falling steadily from the heavens.
I started to feel that flutter of childish excitement begin, and even entertained thoughts about sledging and the such like....
....but within an hour it had all come to an abrupt halt, it was most disappointing. The sun came out and chased away the wispy snow clouds, and by the time I was off on the school run only the hills told the story of snowfall. It was as if it never happened here in town.
This week has been all white in my studio too as I've spent every day painting the walls. And myself. I've been frequently wondering why people have been looking at me strangely, only to discover a while later that I've had great streaks of white paint in my hair and my face covered in splatters. No wonder Little B's teacher couldn't keep a straight face when talking to me yesterday.
I am nearly there though, I've made terrific progress this week. All the white painting has now been finished (it took three coats to cover the grey walls), and I am just waiting for a tin of special paint to be delivered so that I can decorate the fireplace wall in CoLoUr.......ooooo I can't wait!!! I'm hoping that by the end of next week I'll have pretty much everything ship shape in my studio, I am very, very (very-VERY-very) excited!
Happy Weekend to you all - stay cosy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx