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What a name for a weather front! But it was all true – and the chilling temperatures of The Beast met the snow that came with Storm Emma to give us a fantastic few days of proper weather. I’ve seen snow before and I’ve known it cold, but neither of those have been experienced at the levels we’ve had for the past few days. We’ve had -7 celcius combined with wind chill of -13 celcius and some snow drifts are around 3 – 4 feet high in our area of England.

Luckily, I didn’t need to travel today and was able to wrap up warm with the uni books. I took a well earned break exploring the countryside and grabbing a few photographs though, thanks to my Dad’s 4 x 4.

We found a Lapwing (bird) on our travels! He/she was sitting on the side of the road, freezing. We didn’t think it would make it but my Mum wrapped it up in her scarf and I think it spent the afternoon by their fire thawing out and is now doing well again!

We also (thought) we rescued an elderly lady making her way down the road. It really wasn’t safe for anyone to be walking but she was braving it – we asked her where she was going and took her there, turns out she was going to someone’s house to do their ironing! It was sort of a good deed but gosh… dedication to the job there.

The snow has stopped and a thaw is forecast over the weekend – I’ve never seen such constant snow before, followed by freezing rain – which really is a thing. We have intermittent heating and hopefully that will be fixed over the weekend but in the meantime we’re wrapping up warm and keeping calm! Enjoy the photos… it’s been a while hasn’t it…

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“March came in that winter like the meekest and mildest of lambs, bringing days that were crisp and golden and tingling, each followed by a frosty pink twilight which gradually lost itself in an elfland of moonshine.”
― L.M. Montgomery

Before we know it, March is upon us. Time has flown and life has been so busy that I didn’t get to post the blog on Sunday. I also only have one photograph taken in the past week – which is a bit different! We finally had the last major works on the house completed yesterday (Monday) and the weekend was spent mostly packing up the house in preparation. We have had the carpet underlay replaced throughout which is more upheaval than I ever care to repeat but was worth it. We basically bought the best quality underlay when we bought the house, as an optional extra. We established back last November when they took up the carpets to level the floor, that they had kindly supplied us with the cheapest underlay. Subsequently, yesterday it was all resolved after a very long battle! Other works were done too and we did our own slight home improvement afterwards including patching up the door frame that Maisy chewed in her first week with us… 1


So the photo this/last week is a sunset, it was quite beautiful. We’ve had a few pretty ones lately and we’ve had strange weather again. Our sofa and other furniture was outside in the brilliant sunshine yesterday morning when a blizzard of snow appeared out of nowhere! (No time for photos though!) Let’s hope this week brings some more opportunities…


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