Welcome! Grab a cup of tea, and enjoy browsing some of the photos and stories. As the 'teawife,' it is my duty to watch and listen and be a supportive friend, and a loving mum and wife. I should post more often, but sticking my nose into everyone's business keeps me busy! Kathy the teawife

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Big Freeze of January 2010

Thought I would add in some photos that hubby took of the snow and weather conditions here in the countryside of Surrey, England. He walked across the road, into the Norbury Woods and adjacent fields, to photograph most of the scenery (except the top pictures, which show our back garden covered in snow).

The snow began on the evening of Tuesday, 5 January, and we are still facing freezing temperatures and some snow flurries today, Sunday 10 January. We continue to be blanketed in white . . . it is truly beautiful and incredibly alien to a Texas gal.

Enjoy the snow. I especially ordered it for my 50th birthday, which is tomorrow, 11 January!

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Snow, snow, snow

The SE of England has been blanketed by an unusually large amount of snow since nightfall. We are guessing that we have about 7 inches of snow in our back garden. And, it is still snowing!

My dear son is celebrating the fact that he's only managed to have one day of school under his belt for the new year! His school is still open -- they have boarders -- however, it's near to impossible to get there as the side roads aren't gritted. We have some poky little roads leading up to the school. In other words, he's not going to school today.

Hubby is home, too, so it is a pleasant extension of the holidays.

I also recall looking up to heavens around Christmas and asking Him up above if I could have some snow for my birthday. I'm feeling rather blessed right now. LOL!

I have been trying to feed my birds, who are desperate to eat but finding the snow hard going. I was able to clear off the large ground food platform I have for the ground-feeding birds. The food tubes are all working -- not frozen! We've had lots of feathered guests this morning.

Doggy Sophie finds the snow exhilarating, and it's hard to get her back inside after a romp. Once she's in, she spends five minutes pulling little snow balls off her extensive fur!

As it is the Epiphany, or Twelfth Day, I need to finish putting away my decorations. How sad! The Christmas tree and twinkling lights look so lovely next to the white of the garden. So that's what I will be doing today . . . as well as making some borscht. Feels like the perfect weather for soup.