Friday, 29 January 2010

I Can Never Win!

Here are some of my friends participating in an aqua class. I swim madly in the far lane against the swooshing current the "mermaids"? create! For some time now my arms have been giving me trouble - but I think slowly getting better due to physiotherapy. To vary my swimming I have recently added in breast stroke with a dolphin kick (being unable to utilise the proper leg movement due to my horrible wonky knees). I am now hobbling! My knees have decided to object to an unfamiliar movement - this weekend I shall have to walk with the beastly crutches most of the time to give them a rest. My brother calls me "bigfoot" for obvious reasons - I expect I shall be able to propel myself along with just my feet - I shall give it a try next week!

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Little Things Please Little Minds?

This little top spun out of one of our Christmas crackers! We love it! It is such a simple thing but beautifully balanced and it really spins well on the granite in the kitchen. Husband and I have competitions as to who can spin it the longest. Sad to say Husband holds the record - it keeps us amused while waiting for the kettle to boil!

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Husband is One Up (er. . . . . . actually 36 Up)

Today is our 37th wedding anniversary - there was a card from Husband on my breakfast plate. I have to admit I have never remembered! I did manage to turn up to the wedding itself though! Husband is so pleased with himself each year that he has remembered and I have not . . . . . . . . . . .I think I shall keep it that way because he likes being "one up"

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Colourful Compost

The heavy rain overnight melted almost all the snow and left the landscape looking rather drab and bedraggled - all except for the compost heap which is a riot of colour!

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Sorry I'm Late !

These are the words the paperboy said to us this morning! The time was 7.50am - normally he delivers the papers between 7am-7.30am. There has been another snowfall overnight and the snow is still throwing it down - the paperboy in his high viz jacket is the only person making tracks at the moment. Three cheers for the paperboy!

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Hello There!

The neighbour's snowman is determined to watch what we are doing!

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Crunchy Crunchy!

Last night the temperature dropped to minus 8.8C and another day below freezing is forecast. In compensation we have a chocolate box blue sky and sunshine. I took a walk in the fields listening to the sound of the snow crunching beneath my (large) feet - I love that sound! My second best sound is of horses contentedly munching hay!

We have introduced a bird ground feeder tray and the blackbirds love it! Today it is filled with the remains of the apple crumble we shared with our neighbours yesterday.

These two photos are taken through the kitchen window so are not the best!

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Calm Before The Storm

Yesterday I managed to walk around the field behind our house - good for taking photos. Today however we have such a heavy blanket of snow that the landscape seems to be blotted out. I would simply love to reach an alternative area to photograph but transport by crutches restricts me. Very few villagers ventured out by car. We received a cheery call from the neighbours and we joined forces and pooled our resources for lunch - we hastily baked an apple crumble!

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Australia talks Perspiration, UK talks Refridgeration

These photos taken from our bedroom windows are for my brother, Jamie and fellow blogger, Rockwallaby, who are sweltering in the heat down under in OZ.

It had only been snowing for 15 minutes when I grabbed the camera. I am stuck inside - too slippery to get really good photos outside!

Monday, 4 January 2010

Freezing Day

I am a keen weather watcher and today has been a "freezing day". The highest temperature was minus 1.5C. I have been able to walk over the fields but not on the roads or pavements due to slippery conditions - I think we may get more snow overnight.