Posts Tagged snow

Excuses Not to Do The Man Chores No. 1

As a supplement to my occasional ‘Excuses Not to Do the Housework’ feature, I have now discovered that Mr. Tialys has entered into the spirit of the thing and is finding his own excuses not to do things that normally come under his domain, for example, grouting tiles in, unblocking plumbing pipes, putting up shelves to name but a few things outstanding at the moment

As it has been so cold here lately and we had not been quick enough to think about emptying the huge water butt outside the back door, the water inside froze and cracked the plastic.  Mr. T. emptied the huge block of ice out into the garden and I thought no more about it.  I heard the sound of the chainsaw and thought he was preparing more logs for the fire but then I was called to admire this

Bless ‘im!

(If he asks – just say you knew it was an eagle)

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The Mad Bird Lady

Do you remember when you were very young, there would always be a bit of an odd woman who lived in your street and would get a bit obsessed with feeding the wild birds.  According to my daughter, I have now become such a woman.  In this snow we are having at the moment, I get really stressed seeing all the birds frantically searching for food and even the birds that are usually ground feeders are desperate enough to come up on to the balcony to see if they can hold on to the fat ball feeder.  Usually I have the feeders hanging on my balcony, safe from the cats, but as there are so many birds at the moment, I have hung a couple in the tree in the front garden.  I’ve run out of containers so am having to improvise and turned to some of my, as yet unlisted, vintage stock.   A beautiful, enamelled vintage French ladle anyone…….

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Snow! Bah humbug.

Blooming snow! I had to take my mum back to the airport on Thursday, which is a 3 hour return trip and it was snowing all morning so I was stressed about the drive.  In the event, it was O.K., but still!

  Mr. Tialys has decided not to come back from the U.K. this weekend as the snow is worse there so he is going to work through and fly back Tuesday night – hopefully! That way, once he reaches home, he knows he’ll be able to stay put until after Christmas.

On the plus side, it looked like a winter wonderland here this morning and the dogs love walking in it  so I balanced precariously on the side of our mountainous garden and tried not to drop the camera.

I’m off to put another log on the fire and mull some wine – well, I might wait until this evening for the wine bit……

I hope you are warm and safe wherever you are!

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Snow in the South of France 9 January 2010

We’ve got supplies in the cupboards, we’ve got log fires and, so far, we’ve got electricity but I do worry about the birds.

Chilly Robin
Keeping the feeders topped up

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The First Snows

The snow has arrived! 

Not long now until the skiing season starts and I start worrying that  if I get the car down to the bottom of the hill without skidding off the road, I’ll never  be able to get it back up again.

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Snow on the Peaks - View From the Garden

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