Monday, 18 February 2008

Not To Be Out Done With Snow.... Blizzards Conditions I Tell Ya ....

Ok...... To say Im a little bit envious of me doodle maties that have snow is an understatement.....cos we love snow.... on saying that, we dont have to live with it day in and week out and struggle to work in it..... ya see, down here in the south of England we rarely get snow, thats not to say we never get it cos we do every 6 or 7 years lol.... I mean enough to go sledging on butster hill...... the last time we had real proper snow for sledging was about 8 years ago...... I do have photos of that proper snow somewhere, I will have to dig out the memory box and have a butchers for them...

Last year it started to snow just after crimbo, I even remember when it was lol... it started about 10ish in the evening.... oh the excitement..... so, my Jacob says... mum mum its snowing real proper, big flakes and its laying on the ground, do you think its gonna lay real proper? ..... nah I says... it wont be around long, lets go out for a walk...... mum its gone 10 o'clock are you mental..... yep, I must be I says..... so coats and gloves and rosey noses we walked down our little road in the falling snow..... when I say snow, I dont mean 6 foot piles like doodles have fall on them.... I mean like a couple of centimetres LMFAO.... oh shut up, we was excited....



This is almost blizzard conditions LMFAO......

You understand that at gone 10 at night its way dark down our little road, we only have one street light at the end near the pub and there was not a single soul out except for us LOL..... everyone was snuggled up warm in their homes and me and Jacob are hobbling down the road in the falling snow..... I knew that within a day it would be gone, and it was not real proper laying snow... and ya just gotta make the most of it when its there.....

By scraping the snow off the bonnets of the cars parked out the front, Jacob managed to gather enough snow to make a proper snowball LOL.... aint ya jealous of our heavy snow lol...... we could be snowed in by morning, cut off from the world LOL...



When I told me maties the next morning that me and Jacob had wandered down the road gone 10 at night they just blank stared at me and then asked me if I was insane and why would I wanna do that?....... me townie maties miss out on soooooo much, they just DONT GET IT lol... I might need to find different maties lol... nah, not really...

When we did get up in the morning I was surprised to see that the snow was still around... well, not snow like me doodles friends have, ya know piled high against the house and stuff, but if ya looked real hard it did make little dunes up against the kerbs where the wind had blown and if ya was a 'borrower' then ya would have trouble with the snow drifts LMFAO.....



If you look real close you can make just make out the crimbo lights that are still on the village green tree....

By the time I walked the 200 metres to the village green the next morning the snow had already began to melt, and the roads were dead clear.... and just the trees and the grass bare witness to the night before..... no sledging for us this year.....

I will dig out the photos from the proper snow 8 years ago when we went sledging..... it was just the bestest....

There is the most beautiful photo of snow in Sharkies back garden on his blob from last year, ya have to scroll back though... and Toadie has on his blob the most wonderous photos of his lads in the snow... and all me dooble blobbers have had snow photos up..... and NOW so do I LMFAO..... (that was a 'anything you can do' moment)...

Ok enough boring twaddle for a crisp bright it will be warm when the frost melts Monday morning....

x

ps...... JBelle and Lisa, I aint forgotten the meme you both asked for..... maybe in the week.....

pps.... its half term here, that means the schools and colleges are off for a whole week, it also means I have extra kids plus Jacob and Sams maties all here...... and then its only 4 weeks and its end of term which means 2 weeks school break, one of which I work and one of which I GET OFF woooo hoooo, now, where should I go for a proper break?

xx

38 comments:

Casdok said...

Cant remember the last time i got the sledge out, our snow has usualy gone before you can put your boots on!

buffalodickdy said...

Weather forcast for G.R. Mich.,USA 1-3 inches... This was after yesterdays, ice/rain/snow combo that did nothing good to the roads! We go sledding all the time- in our cars!

Scots said...

I loves the snow ;o) but hate the slush at the end!

Ain't half term just SOOOOOO GREAT?? hahaha I only have 3 days off though, not a whole week. But hey, 5 weeks till the Easter Hols :o)

Jen said...

If I could, I would send you a couple of feet of snow from my yard for you to go sledding on. We'll probably have snow in the yard 'til May this year. But at least it's off the roads now. When I go out today, I'll throw a snowball in your direction. :)

Bina said...

It may only be a little snow, but it's beautiful none the less. We haven't had a "good" snow in West TN for about four years. I'm from Ohio so I miss the snow dearly!

Tori_z said...

I completely understand you being so chuffed about the snow. I'm a big fan of the stuff myself. Don't get much in the South of Wales either. You'd think the mountains would help us get some, but all they seem to help us get is rain, rain, and more rain. So, when we do get some snow I get as excited as you. When the snow came last year I ran out to play in it with the dog, and got told I was a nut, because it was late and I was in my PJs. LOL!

OrdinaryShark said...

Oh Mel, Please (!) take some of my snow. The piles are now about 12 fet high around the driveway. They use it forsledding now. Weaselboy actually "fell off" the pile.
Are you sure that's snow in your picture? Looks like somone spilled the sugar bag...

ciara said...

((((mel and anyone's for a good snow ball))))if it snowed here, i'd try to send it all to you because i HATE the snow and the cold! lol i'm always cold when no one else is, if i hold a cold drink for more than a minute my hand starts to hurt, or if i just hold onto say a remote or the computer mouse for a long period time, my hand goes cold. the joys of thyroid condition lol

MarmiteToasty said...

Me profile says I would like to make love in the snow with that someone special...... sigh... checking to see when the next flight to the USA is LOL...

~((((casdok))))~ Maybe we sould move to Scotland for the snow, better still lets move to the USA :)....xxxx

~(((buffalo)))~ I dont know whether to feel sorry for ya or call ya a jammy sod lol....xxxx

~((((((Scottie)))))~ only 3 days? well you ginger scots are a bit strange lol....

Not only 5 weeks til end of term and a fortnight off but dont forget we have the 2 easter days lobbed in the middle to lol..

Maybe I will venture up to Scotland at the end of term and you can show me the sights of bonnie scotland lol I can pretent Im ya great mad auntie Maud :)...xxxx

~((((jen)))))~ May? MAY? well I would be pissed off by then having it for soooooo long... you lob a snowball at me and I will lob a mud ball at you lol....xxxx

~((((bina))))~ it was only a dusting and we aint had the real stuff for about 7/8 years, but your right, the dusting was beautiful....xxxx

~(((((toriZ)))~ do you live anywhere near the Breacon Beacons? A place I would dearly love to visit.... and yep, Ive done the JimJam in the snow and Im old enough to be your mum LOL....xxxx

~(((((((((((((((Sharkie)))))))))))~ ITS SLEDGING not sledding lmfao.... oh how I would LOVE to be in Maine with all the snow, you dont know how lucky you are LMFAO.... 12 foot..bloody hell, can you imagine me in the snow with me gimpy knee... Id have to just sit in the sledge and be pulled around like father christmas lol....

LOL@sugar bag :) its pretty though right?...hugzzz OXO

~((((ciara anyones for a snowball down her blouse))))~ I hate cold hands but love cold noses LOL.... dam that thyroid :(.... have you ever seen snow? you californian/vegas weirdo LOL...xxxxxx

Queenie said...

I got all excited (easy done), the snow flickered to to the floor, then POOF! gone, and the sun is shining. BTW, hasn't that dam Knight I sent got there yet? hold tight babe, he's on his way, your to good a catch to gallop on by (trust me, I'm no doctor)...

buffalodickdy said...

Marmy- making love in the snow sounds alot easier than it is- then later down at the Med Centre with a frostbitten arse...

jolie-jordan said...

That making love in the snow does mean for a quicky. lmao

I, on the other hand, live in one of the snow capitals of the world and I could puke snow.

If I have to scrape, shovel, sweep and dig my way out of snow one more time I will scream and you will hear me in England.

I have great dreams of moving to the southern USA where I might have just one year without the white stuff. I loved it as a kid but damn...enough is enough.

My grandkids love to go sledding and making snow angels and lobbing a snowbal at this old Grammy is such great fun they roll in the snow in a fit of giggles at me trying to dodge them. Little snots.
Henry even has a sled that I bought him that has a lid so he can ride to the store in the sled when they need to haul him with and he can stay reasonably warm from the wind, wet and cold.

mostly I hate the icky icy roads.

Still, I guess if it came every 7 years or so and was gone the next day then I'd love it.

I'll think of you next my fingers are frozen to my mitts.

xxxJolie

Mr. Fabulous said...

Snow is evil. If I never see it again it will be too soon!

ciara said...

of course i've seen snow ya daft cow lol i used to live in georgia for a couple of years and it ended up starting to snow while we were in school the last year we were there (hadn't snowed the rest of the time we were there). it was coming down pretty good so parents were called to pick up their kids from school. we ended up having like 2 or 3 snow days. there's like a hill behind our house (navy housing and the hill was part of the navy base lol) we decided we needed to do some sledding. we didn't have any sleds so we used the next best thing: cookie sheets and pizza pans! lol this is how accident prone i am...i was barreling down the hill and for some reason forgot to stop myself and ran right into this bush. i had a gigantic bruise on my thigh for DAYS!

then in vegas we'd go to the mountains where it snowed...did i mention that i got married in lake tahoe in winter? snow on the ground, just not in the air while we were there thank goodness. hey, it even snowed in vegas...proper stick on the ground kind. i woke my girls up in the middle of the night (2 a.m.) so that they could play in it as they'd never really seen snow before then.

ciara said...

p.s. i get a cold nose, too, but i don't think i wanna rub noses w ya. and i would only like a snowball down me pants not me blouse (though the down me blouse wouldn't bother me) lmfreakinao

ChrisB said...

Hi thanks for dropping by my place~ I have been reading your back posts and have been having some laughs (especially the mumps!)

Lora said...

Ya'll can have the snow....I'm ready for spring storms ! biggest snowfall I can remember was the blizzard of '78. I was on base in Mass. 27" of snow at Ft Devens. Havent seen anything like that since. Mel..let me know if ya get back to the States

Akelamalu said...

You like snow????
You're a mad woman!!!!

It's nice on xmas cards and chocolate boxes though.

We had half term last week - enjoy. xx

Cindy said...

I had just put up a new snow post before I came over here.
It's storming here today and we're supposed to get several inches before it's over with. I don't care- I'm still off work and don't have to drive in it.

Cindy said...

I keep forgetting to ask you- what part of Maine do you visit? I have family up there in the Winter Harbor, Gouldsboro areas.

Idaho Escapee said...

Trust me, Ms. 'Toasty...you don't wanna make love in the snow, I don't care how special that 'someone' is. Nothing's worth a frozen blue bum! (I almost sound English, don't I?)

Me, the eternal coward, I moved from Idaho (land of the Hickleberries) to the Southern Coast of Oregon, which means I'm almost exactly half a world away from ye. And we get snow like YOU do...not a lot, and if I never see snow again, fine. If I do get snow, I'll post it (there's an English phrase) to you in care of the Village Green.

I enjoy your posts immensely. Hugely. Even drastically. Take care...

The Fool said...

Hi M-Toasty...puhleeeze...take this snow...all of it...and the cold, too. Winter has gone on long enough in these parts...bring back that Midnight Sun! Best to you, matie.

Dawn said...

First time visitor, but I'll be back! I absolutely love the lingo! I assume crimbo means Christmas.(?) Thanks for visiting my site. I love snow, too, but right now (in northeast Ohio, USA), the temperatures are bitter, biting cold and blustery. I can do without that. Lovely chatting -- tootles!

Dawn said...

By the way, I hate to sound stupid, but. . . what is "marmite"?..Dawn

ciara said...

that stuff that 'supposedly' is snow falling looks like lens dust lol :P~~

Mom not Mum said...

It looks like that here right now - but no snow on the ground just REALLY THICK FROST. It is cold. The trees are beutiful though - all white and frozen. I stood under one today while it was warming up and the ice was coming off like it was snowing - it was cool.

MarmiteToasty said...

~(((queenie)))~ I think we get excited about snow cos we dont get it often lol... like sex I suppose LMFAO.... well not for you obviously... ok shutting up now :)....

I think the knight missed me house and went to Portchester Castle instead lol.... I mean... can you HONESTLY see anyone wanting to take on this 'challenge' that is me, to many people say I aint normal, I finks they have a valid point LMFAO.... maybe a mental patient or some elderly old geezer in a care home might lol giggling....xxxxx

~(((buffalo)))~ I meant on a blanket ya dinlo lol not bare bums and bits to the snow... I aint daft ya know lol...xxxxx

~(((jolie)))~ quickies can be nice if taken slowly lol... you love snow really and think of me everytime you see an icicle cos I LOVE them most of all....xxxxx

~((((MrFab)))~ Jebus Mary Muvver of whoever, bowing in your presence..... sending you a snow making machine for your birthday lol....you old grouch...xxxxx

~((((ciara who can rant and rave like a right proper fishwife at times))))~ ok so ya seen snow LMFAO mumbling to self... yeah right, she probably means on a film on the telly lol....

oh shut up you, that photo is great the flash reflected on the snowflakes LOL....xxxxxx

~((((chrisB)))~ welcome, you know I read your nic as Crispy lol.... oh the mumps post was tame compared to many of me posts lol.... nice to see you here...xxxxx

~((((((((((((((((((((lora)))))))))))))))~ see that hug, thats how much I love you and I KNOW I owe you a mega email, as I do many :( - and WHEN I come stateside again you will be one of the first to know... clicking me heels together, I need to get to Kansas, Kansas where me maties lora lives......xxxxxxx

~((((ake))))~ yep I LOVE snow.... and ice-cream and lollypops and I would be partial to an eskimo if I knew one lol.....

Well you northerners are all arse about face with school timetables, you aint right lol....xxxxx

~((((cindy)))~ Im coming over to see your snow, you keep safe and snuggled up in the cold....

It was the Portland area, and I must LOVED it, we also went to Dorchester in New Hampster and then Newport Rhode Island.... I could quite easily buy a house in Maine, as long as it was no more then 45 minutes from the seaside....xxxxx

~((((Idaho Escapee))))~ I did mean on a blanket lol, nuffin worse then frozen landing flaps lol...

I did 'do it' once in a beach-hut on the Isle of Wight, jebus I was picking out sand from me creases for weeks lol and everytime I walked it was like I was clenching sandpaper in me bum cheeks lol.....

*I enjoy your posts immensely. Hugely. Even drastically*

Goodness are you sure your talking about THIS BLOB? :) if so fank you very much.... I think its all bollocks if ya ask me, me waffling twaddle LOL.....xxxxx

~(((((((Foolie)))))~ hey you, Ive missed your comments :).... I know I should of visited me matie in Valdez a few years ago when I was asked.... I dont know how you live in such extreme temps for so long, unless ya a penguin or an eskimo.... arrhhhhhhh the midnight sun, and other wonder to put on me list of 'to sees' - you take care to matie....xxxxxx

~(((((dawn)))))~ hey you welcome, I love your blob.... and you saying I type with an accent? I cant see it meself, Im the one that typed well proper, its the rest of ya that dont lmfao....

The weather here has been bitter at night and early mornings then spring like and warm during the day.... and marmite is just the bestest most wonderful jar of heaven ever invented :) - google it :).... or send me ya address via our mutual matie and I'll send ya a tiny sample :)......xxxxx

~((((ciara anyones for a quick dusting of here nethers))))~ is so DONT look like dust ya daft cow lol...xxxxxx

~((((mNm))))~ welcome back you, Ive missed ya..... I bet it looks well pretty up north where you are, thats if ya look past the industrial landscape and the pits LOL......xxxxx

Tori_z said...

The Breacon Beacons aren't all that far from me. Maybe an hour or two by car, I think. Would have to ask my Dad how far they are, because I'm not all that great with judging how long it takes to go to anywhere we don't go regularly. LOL!

If it helps, I live just a few miles from the foot of the Black Mountain. You could walk from my place to the foot of the mountain in about an hour and a half (give or take, depending on how fast you can walk, and how well you can manage hills). Or, you can cheat and get in a car and be there in like 20 or so minutes. LOL!

Melody Ann said...

Hey Mel, I know ya loves Moosies, so here are some real cute baby ones in the SNOW!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rebel420/sets/72157603940653646/show/

Enjoy!!

Preposterous Ponderings said...

I am so sick of snow.

Where is Spring?

Pamela said...

I understand the snow walk. I like walking in the rain, too.

PinkAcorn said...

I'm back in California and NO snow....wah. Did ya see my snow pictures?

Queenie said...

WHATS NORMAL?????????
just you wait and see, want to bet on it?????????? I'm thinking summer time, I'm never wrong ask Akela.

Tori_z said...

I asked my Dad, and he says the bit of mountain we locals call "The Black Mountain" is actually the start of the Brecon Beacons. But the bit visitors generally go to is about 30 miles or so from us.

Kati said...

The village green, covered in snow, is beautiful! Glad y'all got a bit of snow, anyway. Hopefully next winter y'all will have another chance at sledding.

We've actually had temps in the high 30's & 40's the last couple of days. The snow is melting off our roofs, even as I type this. (Though, being as there's a good bit of it, it's by no means all melted yet. That'd take a couple of weeks at this temp.)

MarmiteToasty said...

~(((toriZ)))~ well, you live in a beautiful part of the country and one day I will get to come to Wales and see the Breacon Beacons for meself :)...... by the way, do you have a well proper welsh accent?......xxxx

~((((Melody Anne)))~ still funny typing me own name lmfao....... FANKS YOU SO much for those pictures.... we loved them, and oh my a white moosie.... you are so very lucky to have these animals wild where you live..... sigh...... xxxxxx

~(((ponderings)))~ well spring is here in jolly ole England, the daffs are up and blooming in me garden and once the frost has lifted, the days are bright and warm and beautiful... well thats if ya dont stand in the shade, then its bloody freezing lol...xxxxx

~((((pamela))))~ oh I LOVE walking in the rain to :) with wellie boots and a brolly...... its when I have to push the buggy with sprite in so I cant hold a brolly and I get wet through to me knickers, then its not so much fun lol.....xxxxx

~((((pinkacorn))))~ yep I saw ya pictures :).... I love em lol....xxxxx

~((((queenie))))~ yeah summer 2020 lmfao...... its ok.... Im use to being on me own all me life, it would just be nice thats all, to experience it just once, proper lol....xxxxxxx

~((((kati))))~ we didnt get snow this year, that was from January last year...... and I will admit the little village green does look pretty, and Sharkie is right, it looks like its had a dusting of sugar lol.... hope you dont flood when the snows melt......xxxxx

Tori_z said...

Well, if you come up this way you're welcome to pop in and visit :)

For the most part I've got a proper Welsh accent, but with my hubby being Canadian I've kind of picked up a bit of his accent in with it, so when I say some things or use certain tones I don't sound fully Welsh. That's the thing with me still being really young when I ran off to Canada to marry him. LOL! (I was only 18). Had to come back to Wales though... You know what they say? "You can take the girl out of the valley, but you can't take the valley out of the girl." So, I wasn't as happy living in a city in Canada as I am living in the rural valleys of Wales.

MarmiteToasty said...

~(((toriZ)))~ oh bloody hell, you went to canada and dragged yaself back a full blown MOUNTIE lmfao.... please say he has one of those red jackets and that cute hat in his cupboard lmfao...... visions of a mounting eating leek soup, picking daffs and sheep spotting lmfao.......

And if I ever get across over to the left to Wales, I will certain let you know and ya or ya mam can make me a nice brew :)....xxxxx