Monday, 23 January 2012

A wool shop and Wexford

This is where I was on Friday morning when I should have been at home packing for a weekend in gorgeous Gorey! Hence the dusk departure from the city!

Too warm for snow. Too cold for surf. It's definitely turning into Jo's winter of discontent!

Monday, 16 January 2012

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Barra and the book of snow

This is Barra Best. He is our BBC weather man and I love his name. He did warn us, Jo. He did say that those who were hoping for another white Christmas would be disappointed.But we still are. One of us cries if the word itself is mentioned. Now, don't feel the need to burst our snowball. I believe that nothing divides us like snow. Not politics, gender, class or even our opinion of Cath Kidston. It's just that, in the immortal words of our Mick Inkpen, "Kipper was very positive about snow."
So instead of Amazoning times tables and time: the telling of, I am looking at all the lovely books about snow. Some I might even read.

But this one, this one we are reading night by breathtaking night. It's our snow dance. I think the fascinating author would approve...

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Just to say

My goodness- here we all are in another year! Just to say anything other than what I have said before to have a new thing to glance at when I arrive here to read what you are saying! Incoherent? Yes, I fear so- too many late mornings, late nights and much too much food and vin to fit into the dress hanging upstairs for the Big Family Wedding on Thursday.

No great philosophy here yet on the old new year thing. Need to get past boys' new term tomorrow, Wedding on Thursday,and then maybe I'll try some coherent thought at the weekend. In between taking down decorations- I have promised Mattman that we can wait until after 6th to see if we turn into goblins. I think my transformation may already be underway...

Have you seen Frances' quilt, read Scarlet's recent posts, counted down through Different Drum's list of books? And it's nearly time for the Willows to go European- no time for resolution in the face of such inspiring distraction!