Thursday, 11 February 2010

Walking in a Winter Wonderland!

Who would like to take a walk with me? You will have to wrap up warm, find your scarf and gloves and wellies would be a jolly good idea I think. Are you ready....then off we go!

We must walk round the patio furniture first....mind your step.

Say good morning to Griddleshanks, (the resident dragon)! Yes I did say dragon, what's so unusual about that..everyone should have one! Honestly, his barks worse than his bite.

Down the path we go and out through the gate, should we go left or right? I think it should be left today, the hill is a bit too steep and slippery. Hope you are warm enough, pull your collar up because the snow will go down the back of your neck. Don't you hate it when that happens?

So down the lane we go, walk carefully the snow is deep, at least 12 inches in parts, it's going over the top of my boots. It's breath taking isn't it. No one else about, only the birds flitting from bush to tree to wall, looking for breakfast. Wish I had brought some corn with me. It's so quiet. No cars..sheer bliss. The main road is empty, a car abandoned on the lane opposite, too steep to drive up I guess. Someone hopefully didn't have too far to walk home through last nights blizzard. The road at this time in the morning is usually wall to wall cars. The rush hour, work, the school run. All is quiet, nothing stirs, except a man on a bicycle funnily enough.

The village green is totally deserted except for the Littlest Fairy. She has come along too. No school for her and her classmates today. The bus unable to get through the drifts.

The village pub offers morning coffee, but not at 8.30 am. Sorry to get you up and out so early.
It's snowing now and getting colder by the minute. I don't know about you, but my feet are freezing. Shall we head back now?
Say bye bye to Badger, he isn't looking too happy the wind is picking up a bit. Come on, I'll race you.

Let's go back the way we came shall we? Up the lane again. The snow is falling quite thickly now and filling in our footprints. Lucky I know the way home so we won't get lost...promise.

Littlest Fairy is full of the joys. She doesn't seem to feel the cold at all which is lucky. She stops for a rest though and makes one of these.

Then decides to make one of these to keep it company.

We are tiring a bit now, it's hard work walking through such deep snow. Are you okay, try and keep up it's not far now. Lets rest a while by the wall at the bottom of the lane and get our breath back. That's better isn't it?

Ready?... then lets get back, turn right.. there's the Fairyglade tucked away on the hillside. Can you see it through the trees, nestled there, warm and cosy?

Through the gate we go and we are home safe and sound. Did you enjoy that then?

Take off your wet things and warm yourself by the fire. I will put the kettle on shall I? Fancy a chocolate biscuit...or three!
Dev x

p.s. Check out Tabibooland for more wintery gorgeousness. She lives not far away from the Fairyglade and so got to share our snowy, snow too!


Libby said...

Oh, Dev, you could seriously write a children's book. You tell the most fascinating story. Love the pictures. Enjoy the snow - I've not been in that much before. And I love the littlest fairy's angel! :-)

gwengoods said...

Wonderful snow pictures, I love how peaceful snow makes everything feel. Pretty flowers and butterflies!

marigold jam said...

What an enjoyable walk and the tea and biscuits were most welcome afterwards - thank you.


VintageVicki said...

Thankyou for sharing your walk.

So far this time Suffolk has only had a light covering of the white stuff. However it can do what is wants now as 1/2 term has started :) said...

Howly lovely, but very brrr! Beautiful though! suzie xxx

Tabiboo said...

It's amazing isn't it and the rest of the country are going 'say what!'

Your pictures are amazing and we certainly didn't nearly as much as you, but I's say at least five'ish' inches!

Still white here, but melting very quickly - now that's got to be a sign of Spring??

Have a fabulous weekend,

take care and stay warm,

Nina xxx

gill said...

wow dev what an exhilarating walk! nice to be back in the warm now though! coffee for me please and oh go on i'll have a choccy biscuit too
we have no snow at all here in glos just a bitter biting wind
love gill

Maria said...

Wonderful trip around the neighbourhood - it looks fantastic hidden with snow. I particularly love the photo with your patio furniture. It looks so very different and fairy-taley

Pipany said...

Gorgeous blog Dev. Have you still got snow I wonder? So strange how the weather varies county to county. Have a good half term x

Kate said...

I can't believe the amount of snow you have there, it's amazing, do you still have it? I just popped over from Nina's blog to say hello. Love your snow angels.


Mimi and Tilly said...

I totally loved my walk with you. It was fantastic. Your crochet work is so beautiful. I love it's vintage style and bright colours. Thank you for your lovely comment at my blog. Hoping you're having a great weekend.

Curlew Country said...

Blimey Dev it really came down didn't it! Outside my window it looks just the same this morning, about six inches I think. Off to drag the boys out of the sledge now, well it might not come again for years. Looking forward to that hot chocolate already though!
Stay cosy

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