Friday, 26 November 2010

Unexpected Snowfall





I've been listening to the radio this morning. Presenters are taking phone calls from from people who have seen upto 14 inches of snow. Well, it's bloomin cold here in the West Midlands and I'm not particularly fond of snow but I am beginning to feel left out now. Don't get me wrong, if I'm snowed in tomorrow and can't get to the hairdresser I'll be mightily displeased but today, when I don't have to go out particularly, well perhaps a litle of the white stuff might be quite nice. I bought the jigsaw last weekend intending to keep it until Christmas as a little something to do inbetween all that eating. However, it is proving difficult to resist and as I no longer have Downton abbey or The Pilllars of the Earth to keep me out of trouble... well I might just have to unwrap it.




I have walked into town this morning and for once the charity shops came up trumps and I found this beautiful tablecloth. I love its cheerfully embroidered flowers, just right to brighten up a day of leaden skies. I also found this bright jingly jangly heart that does sound very like the bells on Santa's sleigh. I was extremely norty because I couldn't resist this little red heart either.




I thought you might like to meet our new pets. They came all the way from Ikea and will go on the Christmas tree eventually. At the moment though they do like exploring the house and keep popping up all over the place. Today, they're in the kitchen having agood old nose around. Thankfully, they've not discovered the biscuit tin yet.



Well, I think it's the kind of afternoon to spend with a pot of tea



in front of a snuggly, cosy fire.


I bought this for Christmas too. Do you think I would be very very norty if I opened it now?

Have a great weekend, I'd love to know what you're up to.

15 comments:

Devon Dumpling said...

Love the bell hearts! I am jealous of anyone with a real fire; we have the fire place, grate and all but the previous owner put a damn pesky elecric heater under it = not the same! x

Louise said...

I've just arrived in Wolverhampton for the weekend where it will be a bit warmer than home! We've had a frost on the ground for 2 days and been down to -5 at night and not past 1 degree during the day! I'm also feeling a bit cheated snow wise... often the area around me gets snow when no one else does, I don't like that we don't have any while half the country does. I was so hoping school would be closed today but no snow arrived :(

It's a great weekend for being cosy by the fire with a pot of tea, but I will be out in the cold shopping for both christmas presents (I haven't done any christmas shopping yet, unusual for me)and decorating supplies!

Hope you have a good weekend :)

Simone said...

I do love the picture on the jigsaw. I wish I had a view like that out of the window. I think you should open up your marzipan and enjoy it now! I wish we had snow but it is just bitingly cold here on the outskirts of London. Have a lovely weekend. x

Amanda said...

I enjoyed Pillars of the Earth and Downton, shame its all finished.

I'm chomping at the bit to do the Christmas decorating but so far I'm resisting. I think I'll sort through them all this weekend ready for next week.

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Too many 'norty' things going on in your house (I'm only envious). Really love the roaring fire. Have a wonderful weekend. Lesley x

Alchamillamolly said...

Did you buy the heart in the charity shop!! I have to have one??

Susan said...

I'm in the West Midlands as well wondering where the snow is!! I love your fire place but I especially love the clock! xx

Andi's English Attic said...

The jigsaw picture is really lovely. Just the place you want to be when it snows.
I'm making my mum's christmas present this weekend. Almost gone wrong twice. I'm not very good at following sewing patterns. They tend to assume I know more than I do. :) xx

Rosie said...

Love the pretty hearts and your two new little friends:) We woke up to snow this morning but had to travel over to Nottingham for a friend's birthday it was very slippy and slushy on some of the roads - coming back the temperature in the car reached minus 6 at one point! Brr:)

potterjotter said...

No, go on, open it, open it! Then buy another for Christmas and no-one will ever know (except us), and we won't tell.

Sue said...

Your fireplace looks so inviting and I do love a jigsaw, I'd be tempted to do it now.

I shall be giving the 'Fayre' in Worcester a wide berth -not my thing at all.

Sue x

Vintage Tea Time said...

Thanks for your comment re our new grandchild - bit of a surprise birth! Love your hearts - really nice!

Nimblefingerssteadyeyebrows said...

Oh what gorgeous charity shop finds! We have a little mouse like that too, although he's a little dog-eared after being well loved by my little boy. A pot of tea by a roaring fire sounds like bliss to me. I've got a lovely Bridgewater Starry Skies teapot, but I'm rather lacking in a fire...We're getting all ready to choose and decorate a tree this weekend, make mince pies and wrap presents... all manner of festive fun!
Laura x

Posie said...

Love the idea of the mice coming from IKEA, ours come from the fields...and probably eat more!!! We have had lovely snow here, just enough for sledging and snowmen. I used to live in the West Midlands and we always got oodles of deep snow in the winter...
PS think you should definitely indulge in those goodies

Felicity said...

jigsaws, tea and i love your tablecloth Im always on the lookout for a pretty one, no luck yet! fliss xxx