Saturday, 4 December 2010

What a difference a day makes

Good evening

Just a quick post tonight.  When I started writing my blog I decided that I'd try hard to keep it as a diary of family life and events that happen during our year. Sometimes it means that almost every blogger is writing very similar posts - basically what I'm saying is - 'here's more snow pics!!'

This was our rather scruffy patio yesterday morning - much improved by a layer of snow - sort of reminded me of a gorgeous natural patchwork. Of course with snow comes icicles - I love these and get very excited when I find any formed on the house!!

The boys enjoyed their day off school - many snowballs were thrown and our drive & lane were so frozen there was some very kamikaze sledging going on - good job there was no cars about!!

Last night MrVV & I went off to a christmas party - a meal out with an Abba tribute act as the evening entertainment. Just wish I'd taken my camera. It was a wonderful evening - the highlight of for me was the sight of our very sensible training band-master up on stage singing along with the 2 girls and another poor male dragged from the audience!  A great evening and very very late night.

When we woke this morning and peeked out of the hotel room window we were shocked to discover that sometime after our 2am snowball fight a thaw had occurred!!

Today has been rather quiet - I've not really done much. However I have made good progress on some wrist warmers for myself, having finally had the patience to get the ribbing for the cuffs right!!

Right off now - time for SCD. I wonder what delights Ann & Anton have in store for us tonight? Will they stay or will they go??

See you tomorrow

xxx Vicki xxx


::cupcakesandbiscuits:: said...

I you fancy another pair of wrist warmers, Julie at Little cotton rabbits shared a great pattern a couple of years back. I've made a few pairs now as they're so quick to knit up.
Here's the link:

Hope you like them!
Ali x

WinnibriggsHouse said...
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WinnibriggsHouse said...

Sounds like you had a great time last night, and deserved your quiet day today. Mine was going to be productive, but somehow it is now evening and nothing crafty done at all. Bit late to start now so I think the TV will win tonight.
OOps had to delete first comment as 3 spelling mistakes, Ok now amended!! Perhaps that glass of wine is calling!

MelMel said...

Our snow has all but gone...hurrah!

Wish I could knit...those wrist warmers are fab!xx

Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

Ours has thawed today too ... muddy mess out there now :-(

Anne and Anton were marvellous .... they are such good fun and she even managed a little dancing tonight!

Floss said...

Our snow never even came! It was forecast twice, enough to stop the school buses running yesterday morning, but the thaw came before the snow, as it were...

I LOVE your new header photo!

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

I do love all the pretty snowy pictures. The patio quilt sure looks nice. Do the icicles drop off when they start to thaw? Could be painful if they do.

Sheila said...

What a fab time it sounds like you had! I like your snowy picture too, it is like a little quilt!

Debbie said...

All our snow has gone too - all 10 inches or so! The pavements are still very slippery though, but as it's raining hard now I'm sure it will all be gone by morning.
I like the handwarmers - are you knitting them in the yarn that knits up like a fairisle? My mum has made me a lovely beret in it, looks just like the real thing.

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Jacquie said...

Lovely pictures , great effect on the patio. Sounds like a great night out.
Love your new header :0)
Jacquie x

Lisa said...

Snowball fight at 2am, must have been a great night!
Ann and AAnton must now go surely!
Lisa x

Pink Milk said...

Such a great new header, I love it!!!

As you say, your blog is your diary. How nice will it be to look back at the snowy pics on a swelteringly hot summer's day(?)!!

I do feel a little old - can't remember the last time I stayed up 'til 2am! :-)


Jennyff said...

You'd better crack on with those wrist warmers, the temperature isn't set to rise much for a while. Ann and Anton, I'd be surprised if they are out tonight, but quite pleased also otherwise yet another of the better dancers will leave. Keep cosy and keep dancing.

Diane said...

Our snow is still around here in the frozen north! I love your wrist warmers. xxxx

Amy (Blighty Boutique) said...

th icicles are beautiful. All our snow's thawd too, although not the ice. My decking's still super slippy and the ice has cracked some of my plant pots x

Unknown said...

Love the photos! We had a little bit of a thaw yesterday, but it seems to be freezing again today! The wrist warmers are going to look great, love the colours you chose! :) x

ThePBFamily said...

ive just made myself some wrist warmers using exactly the same yarn! its really lovely and just warm enough without being too hot! enjoy your gift to yourself!

JP said...

the wrist warmers are going to be great

bellaboo said...

Those icicles were fun weren't they? I kept looking out to see how much longer they had got!
All our snow has gone thawed really quickly once the rain came.
Those wrist warmers are coming along nicely. :0)

Unknown said...

Wow i like the look of those Icicles there impressive ;-)Your patio picture is a real work of art it looks great. And i have to say i love what you have done to your jelly baby picture at the start of your blog its real cute. Those wrist warmers are super cute to love your wool colour. Have a lovely week. Dee x