Thursday, 25 November 2010


Well hello girls.Thursday is my usual day off from work, and I was going to enjoy a lie in this morning as I have been feeling a bit yucky, cold and cough, tired and so on, but those of you with children even 17 year old all most adult children will know , the cry of mummm.... sorry to wake you buttt.. how do you make porridge?? Mummm .. mummm have you seen my dissapearing belongings that only you can find , and its snowing , really snowing mummm.... so as I throw back the curtains too early this morning, this was the sight that greeted me...

After porridge duties and finding the lost holy grail , government and politics A level course work,in the down stairs loo of course, the big child announced college is cancelled because of the weather, you should have stayed in bed mum he said, harrrrr.. So me and the old furry babies headed out in to the winter wonderland, so so cold we did a brisk walk i can tell you, could hardly operate the camera..

this beautiful blackbird was trying to feed on the Hawthorne berries, it reminded me i need to buy more bird food and top my feeders up, hope yo all feed the birds?

It was so picturesque... but never stopped snowing...

fergal enjoys the snow but ends up with big snow ball hanging from his fur, Flora has a coat but wont walk when shes wearing it, its only a sheep skin waxed jacket , but i an sure she thinks its embarrassing to see her friends in it!!

All of us were glad we were head back home, berrrrr...

So warmth was needed as I intended to cosy in today and potter about..

This is the original Georgian fire place in the sitting room.. with all the pine cones I have been collecting as kindling the fire was soon alight..

As you can see working full time takes its toll on the house and I started to tidy the sitting room, every body uses it as a dumping ground and its the most used room in the house, so cosy in winter as we have shutters on the windows..
I lite some cinnamon candles I had bought in Kendal in the Lake district, we had a day out there on Sunday, will tell and show about it next time..

Soon I could hardly get near the fire as the dogs crept near the warm..

Edging ever closer....

Real and not so real..

My two mogs Orla and Malachey laid on my snuggle throw and also the radiator is behind them..

They look like they are admiring the dog painting but were actually indignant when the post man dropped things through the letter box ,how dare he!! wake us from our snuggle sleep.
And thought I would share with you the lovely Maileg Danish elf I treated my self to in Kendal, I love them and have wanted one for ages , so jolly,and the wonderful little elephant came this week from the very talented Sarah from north field primitives,you can find her in my blog list, is,nt he adorable??
I love his little rusty bell. They make a great pair don't you think ?

Well just don't know how much tidying up is going to get done as look what the post man brought and that fire is so nice and I need another coffee and I am at work tomorrow and i am not well.. cough cough.. this is what i will tell D latter , when his eyes swivel round the room which is the same as he left it this morning!! Keep warm girls and I will back soon ..


  1. hi I hope you enjoyed your day and not worked too hard after all what happens when you always gets messy again.
    I love your little elf he is so sweet
    xx fee

  2. Thank you for such a beautiful post. You certainly live in a pretty part of the world.xx

  3. Ooh, I loved your post and enjoyed your snowy day vicariously - no snow here! I love the idea of snow and how it makes everything so pretty, but dislike the cold and the possible difficulties in getting around. So you keep the snow up there and keep posting pics! Love the 'wheely' dogs hogging the fire! Love the elf too - I've been coveting one of those!

  4. Loved this post. Just enough snow to look good, don't mind that myself!

  5. Beautiful snow, wish we had some. I love all your doggies by the fire real and not real, I am intrigued with the solid one on wheels never having seen anything like it before, what is it? Snap with the hen, like you say we seem to have the same taste, I think the little terrier I have on wheels is a bit smaller than yours. The jury is still out on the sheep as I cannot decide wether to sell it or not, I always have the same problem I buy things to sell and then fall in love with them. If he does go I will give you first option! Enjoy the snow and I hope your cold gets better soon, Jane xx

  6. Oh brrrrrrr!!! We haven't got the snow (yet!) but the pictures of your fireplace looks so warm and cosy, very inviting! xx

  7. Lovely pics and I adore your wheely dogs by the fire. Although the snow looks beautiful I'm hoping we don't have as much as last winter. Louise x

  8. Beautiful photos, we haven't had any real snow yet but it's heading our way. Your room looks so cosy and warm and as you know I love your dogs real and otherwise.
    Ann x

  9. Lovely to see you the other day at the Farm shop.....the breakfasts certainly kept us fact, all the way to Chester!
    Your fireplace looks so cosy....I could sit there too quite easily, reading Period Living....
    Julie x

  10. I love your home,so cosy and welcoming with that fire! Bella doesn't like the fire..I think it's because it's a gas flame effect one and makes a noise. Hope we get some snow here in the south over the weekend. ;0)

  11. Magic photos. Snow...would love to be in some right now. It's been a warm day here, 29c, and I've got my fingers crossed that the cool change is coming - weatherman promised!

    Hope you're feeling better.

  12. Lovely post - it's cold here, too, but no snow. The dogs and cats look so cosy. And I love the toys.
    Tiffi has just shed her coat (I hate that job, do you pluck Fergal?) and it's the wrong time being so cold. I have sewn her a little coat and she is so proud of it.:)
    Keep warm and feel better soon!

  13. What a gorgeous fireplace, can't blame the doggies for edging closer!

  14. Those doggies are adorable, love your snowy pics, we hope to get the sledge out tomorrow as the snow is inches thick outside, Lucey xx