My dear old Mum always used to say....."Be careful what you wish for" and it's so true......the thought of a White Christmas is magical but the reality is far from it......oh yes it is lovely looking out to the winter wonderland ....
And then come Christmas Eve....the big freeze set in.....minus 7..8..9 degrees and the winter wonderland now resembles a rock hard frozen lunar landscape although it is beautiful.....the snow is deep and crisp and looks as though it has been sprinkled with oodles of Glamour Dust....but walking is a nightmare...not a speck of grit in sight....even The Budster has been slipping and sliding...he has four feet and doesn't have so far to fall.
as long as you don't have to go anywhere.....I had a nightmare journey home from delivering the Christmas presents to my sister......stuck behind a lorry in a snowstorm....10 miles an hour all the way home....never got out of second gear and even then the car was all over the place.....almost slid into oncoming traffic several times....nearly home and then lost traction coming up the hill.... the car started to slide backwards and behind me was.....a bus.....a real fingers crossed and praying moment until the tyres gripped and I was heading up hill again. I am too old to live dangerously and don't do scary.... so that was it.....from then on in I was using Shanks' Pony.....made don't know how many trips on foot to our local M&S Food Store to get the rest of the Christmas food.....so time wasting because it would have just been one trip in the car.
And my poor feathered friends....feeders have to be refilled and the ice broken on their water bowl every morning.....and they need lots of fatty foods to keep them going in this harsh weather
and the table on the patio...where I take lots of my card pics has about 8" of snow on top...so the photography studio is out of commission for the foreseeable future
and just when you think it's an ideal time to snuggle up on the sofa and watch TV.....the TV schedule on Christmas Day and Boxing Day was absolute crap.......films that we have all seen umpteen times and...soaps...soaps and more soaps.....not one decent thing to watch...and it's looks as though it's no better for the New Year holidays either.....but I did enjoy the Top Gear Special on Sunday night.....absolutely hilarious but with scary moments too....but I bet they will inundated with complaints about taking Viagra to combat altitude sickness.
The good thing about winter is....it will soon be time for one of my favourite programmes to return to our screens.....oh yes Dancing on Ice with Mr Sex on Skates.....Daniel.....can't wait.
Well off to get stuck into some crafting while the old creative juices are flowing....may even manage to fit in a challenge or two...catch up with you all later.....keep cosy and warm and if you have to travel out and about.....be careful.
Hugs Kath xxxxxx