Thursday, 29 January 2015

Finally views and snowy ones at that

 After three weeks of severe weather warnings and making sure each week that we have at least one tin each of soup and beans in the cupboard, we finally got some snow! It's been two years since our last magic carpet, and it's not much of a one at that- at least along this coastal stretch of a mostly inland lough!
 We were up and excited by 7.30 when it was a bit lighter than it looks here. Disappointed that none of our three schools had made the closures list, but I did get home at lunchtime- more to do with the severe lack of pupils than road conditions.
 I'm becoming fascinated by the tree outside the kitchen window. I sit and watch it before the light dies and wonder when it will manifest Spring. Not for a good while yet, I imagine, but it's a good thought. I don't usually struggle with January but this year's slight gloom will hopefully lift as the month turns. I was surprised when I logged on here to see that none of the blog posts in my head had ever made it to the blog, but that reflects most of my plans for the month really!
The reason why I can sit and observe my outside-the-kitchen-tree is that we gave in to the cold after New Year and moved our table from under the spectacular(ly freezing) window wall in to the warmth of the kitchen. Today was the first day I have been in the living room all week. Mostly now I move from table to kitchen job and back again. Usually with tea in hand. I do wander next door to the book room a bit more, I suppose, now that all the unpacked boxes of Stuff have been hidden in the spare room instead. Maybe that room will make a blog post soon. Probably in February....

9 comments:

Angela said...

Your home is so tidy in comparison with mine, boxes everywhere here. My new kitchen is too small for a table, we have a tiny'breakfast bar' [so retro!!]

Kezzie said...

Hurrah for snow, boo hiss for lack of snow days xxx

Elizabethd said...

How nice your kitchen looks.

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Your snow is pretty--and looks like it will be gone soon. My favorite kind!

xofrances

amy danielle said...

Was so pleased to see your blog pop up on my blogroll. What lovely pictures. It gets awfully cold here, sometimes into single digits, but we never get snow. Seems like a rip off to me. ;)

Have you actually gotten read all those books in your margin? I've only gotten 4 read so far. Number 5 is taking longer than I thought!

xo
Amy

Jane and Chris said...

The house in the forest has HUGE single pane windows...we feel your chill.
I'm guessing the boys were somewhat delirious when the snow began to accumulate.
Jane x

Betty said...

You do have a lovely kitchen, plenty of room for your table, nice and cosy. We had hail stones last night and the whole road was all white in an instant, then a little snow, then no more! today it is all melted away. Betty

M.K. said...

When the school INSISTS that you come in to teach, it's so helpful to find out that the parents disagreed and kept their kids at home - haha :) So, I guess you got a half day at least? That gorgeous wall does look COLD, and I'm all for staying warm and cuddling a cup of hot tea in cold hands. February is almost here, Mags! Spring is acomin'! Hang in there :)

gretchenjoanna said...

Make the most of what you have - and in your case, a cozy kitchen is worth a LOT! I love seeing glimpses of your homey world.