Friday, 31 December 2010

Year's End

Last day of 2010, damp and drizzly but not cold. Time to christen the Hello Kitty mug given by Angelica in my form (other school presents included earrings, bracelets, a brooch, biscuits in a musical box tin, a selection of teas, chocs, bath things, a pink teddy and Lacoste Pink perfume - very spoiled!). Just right with a crumpet and marmite and a piece of Christmas cake!

See you next year!

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Tea and cake

As promised, here is the decorated version. Tastes lovely - quite strong as it has treacle and dark muscovado sugar and lots of rum!

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Happy Christmas!

Came home from Mass just before 1am, feeling very Christmassy, especially as there was a dear little baby all dressed up as Father Christmas (should have been dressed up as baby Jesus?) who didn't make a sound all through the service. Cold and still white, but icy and frosty rather than snowing.

                                           A Very Happy Christmas!

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Still snow!!

Still lots of snow here; not so much in Christchurch when I went down to see Mummie yesterday, but enough for the chaps at the car dealership by the station to have some fun and build a friend!

                                           He is even wearing gloves!

The trees at Terminal 5 all were lit up when I came back to the bus station at Heathrow - how pretty!

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Deep and crisp and even ...

Snowing most of the day yesterday, looks lovely!

Went to a party at Suzanne's this afternoon, which was fun; mulled wine to warm us up, and good company.
Saw this sweet igloo on the way; a stylish Eskimo to have pink satin inside!

 Inspired by all the whiteness, I made these little flowers with a snowy theme. We do have school tomorrow, so I shall skate/ski to the station  nice and early.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

More snow!

Heavy snow this morning, covering everything in a beautiful white blanket. It's so quiet! I was a snow lady by the time I'd got back from the shop, and mine were the only footprints!  When it stops snowing I'll go out and take some more pics. No brave children out making snowmen yet - it's so cold!

More later!

Monday, 13 December 2010


Busy potting up chutney for Christmas, to give as a gift with a nice waxed cheese, wrapped up in florist's cellophane.

I sang in a beautiful concert on Saturday in Wimbledon; based around Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols. I had two difficult solos which went well, and we were accompanied by a wonderful harpist, Keziah Thomas, who played three other pieces which were real showpieces for the harp. A lovely evening.

More snow forecast soon - maybe a white Christmas?!

Thursday, 2 December 2010


Snow!! Not as much as Wales or Scotland, but very pretty all the same.

The Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park looks so lovely from my classroom window, almost like a black and white photo today as the light was so white.

And the Peace Garden, eponymous! I took a stroll after school as we cancelled after school clubs. A white dog was playing in the snow - hope his owner didn't lose him!

               The white-on-white of the silver birches is really striking too.

Hope it lasts a little while longer, but clears up before Saturday, so I can go to Winchester.