Sunday, 6 April 2008

WTF Just WTF...... lol

Ok........ So last April here in England was the hottest since records began....which was closely followed by the wettest 3 months on record - well everyone knows that we are famous for our unpredictable weather.....

Anyway 4 or so weeks ago down here in the South of England, Spring arrived in all its glory...early and in March.... crisp early mornings but warm sunny bright days, days that made the daffs bloom early and tiny beautiful birds arrive, like a JennyWren that I saw in the bush, they are the most sweet tiny little birds, and I even saw a tiny little Nuthatch land on the fence, and we have this almost tame Blackbird that comes everyday to be fed, last year it nested in me twat neighbours garden and it would bring its young over into my garden for breakfast....



The mini daffs in me garden...

I have this Robin that comes into me garden whom I call 'Red' I'd seen him arrive about 5 weeks ago...he now comes everyday.... just the one, cos they are very territorial, and they have their own patch..... Im glad 'Red' chose me garden as his patch.... even me cats aint bothered with him.... and he flys down onto the grass just a few feet from where me cats sit... he is a well cool Robin... either that or a mental case lol - he sits in the little tree near me garden table and when I sit out in the garden he ALWAYS come to the tree and sings to me..... shut up, he really does, and he makes me think that everything will be ok in life.... with his bright red breast and his beautiful songs.... I believe he sings them just for me, to cheer me up....





So there I was 3 weeks ago - taking 10 minutes to meself with me mug of tea and me book sitting in the sunshine on a lazy sunday afternoon.... Whilst the rest of the country was in the middle of snow and floods and storms, in this tiny little pocket of England we basked in the sunshine and warmth....

Here is Red me little Robin...... Robins here they are tiny and fat and puffy and cute not nuffin like what they are in the States.... Doodle Robins look more like our starlings..... where as ours are little tiny red and brown balls of fluff....

The thing is, trying to get 10 minutes to meself is almost impossible, cos as soon as I sit in the garden chair and pick up me book, both me cats come and try and sit on me lap and Janet and Mabel me Chickens come and flap around me feet and sit by the side of the chair...... well I suppose they love me..... woooo hooooo Im loved, be it only by animals lol.....



Here is the little almost tame blackbird, he was here for breakfast....



Janet and Mabel eating grapes for breakfast.....



Janet just LOVES marmite on toast.....



Basking in the March sunshine....

So ya see, me break in the garden aint really a break, cos as soon as I sit down Im surrounded by animals needing my love and attention lol....

So.......... since that sunshine we have had bitter cold spells, gale force severe winds, that took me fence down, torrential rain that caused floods through out the country....

But this week looked more promising.... the past few days the weather has been gorgeous.... just gorgeous.... dare I venture to say 'hottish'........



This was FatCat Friday, when I got back from the school run with the nippers....

Sooooooooooo........ this morning....... I got up fairly early, even though Im so very knackered, but I have a lot to do and I wanted to get out in me garden and plant the few pots of plants I had bought...ya see, I wont beable to do that for a while and I needed to get them planted..... I bunged the kettle on and looked out the window.....

WTF..........from beautiful bright warm sunshine yesterday to this....



Holy cow...... where the hell had that come from........ they said on the telly last night that we might get a splattering of snow.... but ya talking about the South of England, ya know, a splattering is like 1/4 inch......



This is out of me bedroom window.... my car is the last on the left up the lane a little....



See well proper snow, about 5 inches deep.... thats me footprint lol me feet aint really that big I had on my Sams skateshoes lol....



This is me tree of life that is at the bottom of me garden...... aint it beautiful...



This is the chair that FatCat was sitting in only yesterday in brilliant warm sunshine...



My poor yellow spring Japonica... that only yesterday was waving its tall stems laidened with bright yellow puff balls heralding in the spring, now it lay under a blanket of snow.... I hope it will be ok.....

As I type this Im a little sad, cos all me lads have gone out, they have gone to Butser hill to go sledging.... cos they know it probably wont be here tomorrow.... cos the sun is already high in the sky and already ya can see it beginning to melt.... but Im sad, cos I so would love to have gone with me lads.... but I cant, cos of me knee.... Im to much of a liability...... and that makes me sad....Knowing my luck I would tumble down the side of Butser Hill into 'Grandads Bottom' which is a steep unaccessable sheer drop, and that would mean helicopters and fuss LOL...... we dont get snow often.... I might not get this chance to share a day on butser with me lads again..... sigh.........

So, our fickle British weather never ceases to amaze me....

Now, if only me twat neighbour should show the top of his scrawny head over the fence, cos I have this pile of snowballs just ready for such an occasion lol..... go on, call me childish, does it look like Im bovvered ...... :)

The last time we had snow like this, enough to go sledging on Butser Hill was back when my Jacob was 6/7 the year me X left us, and we went to butser to scream at the world..... I wonder if its a sign, this snow.... who is gonna leave me now.... shit, I hate those signs...... or maybe, its me that is gonna leave......



Oh, before I go......... please I want you ALL to pop over to Sharkies Blob SharkTales and say hello and bookmark him, cos I think good things will be coming out of that there blob..... DO IT NOW..... cos unless people know he is there, he aint gonna get no readers :).....scroll back and read the few posts to catch up - this is gonna be a wonderful blob when he puts his mind to it.. so please nip over and have a butchers..

Ok, enough Twaddle for a snowy Sunday........ X

ADDENDUM ....

FICKLE OR WHAT - I TOLD YA IT WAS ALREADY MELTING... When I went to let me chickens out of their pen.... Its like a heatwave out there now lol



This was an hour and half ago just before I nipped to Iceland (no not the country its a freezer shop) to stock up for when I aint here....



The girls were a bit confused with the wet and snow....



And this is how it was when I got back about 10 minutes ago.... almost gone.... NOW how strange is that, from blizzard conditions this morning to almost heatwave LOL...



At least me yellow fluff ball shrub seems non the worse for its blanket of morning snow.... who would of thought it was bent double this morning under the weight of the snow.....

OK...... now scroll back up AND GET YA ARSES over to Sharkies place......

x

33 comments:

Casdok said...

We have proper snow here too! It is unbelievable isnt it!
Heat wave tomorrow!?!

The Mountain Cat said...

Thanks for stopping by my blogs.
I prefer sunny days, every day!

Slip said...

That would barely qualify as snow where I am. We have had over 100 inches so far and we consider that a mild winter. In 1977-78 we had over 200. My thoughts are on growing things and the last few days has been grand, Sunny and warm!

All my animals are rescue cases, except for the grand old man "Elvis" our 14 year old yellow lab. "Hubert Sumlin" is also a yellow lab, rescued from a bad breeder, "Dot" our spattered cat who showed up one day preggers, had her litter and stayed, "Phinnie" dots daughter, "Belle Star" our black Arab mare, born septic and spent the first 6 weeks in the house!and "Pharrah," Arab mare rescued from a horse meat dealer, she was half her normal weight when we got her, doing fine now.

Robin said...

I may be new here, but I know when it sounds as if something isn't right. Are you okay?

Love the pictures of the critters. And you're right. Robins at your place are waaay better than doodle robins (though I love ours, too). But yours are sweet little things.... I wonder if their songs are the same?

Ciao Bino said...

We had several inches of snow yesterday in Huckleberryville, with more predicted in the next few days, so it's not just you Brits!

I think poor ole Mother Nature is going through menopause - quick, somebody get her some HRT! :)

~:*:*:Pixie:*:*:~ said...

That is absolutely INSANE! Totally foreign concept to we desert-rats... only thing to compare it to is raining across the street and sunny on our side (or visa versa).

I don't do well with change, I couldn't take it, lmao!

Stay warm Marmy... or cool... or warm... or arrrrrrrrrrrgh! ;o)

Akelamalu said...

It's been snowing here all day but it's not sticking. The weather is absolutely potty at the moment isn't it? I'll go and visit your friend right now Marmie. xx

laughingwolf said...

lucky you, we have nothing like that... worst cold season in the 10 years i've been here :(

Cindy said...

It looked like that here one day last week or so.
I think I'm glad it melted before you decided to go sledding and got lost in Grandpa's Bottom, though it would have made quite the tail, I'm sure...

Kati said...

ROFL That's what's been happening HERE for the last 24 hours, as well. I went & posted nice sunny pics, and in one days time it looks like we're in the middle of winter again. Crazy (and yet, ooooh so normal, for us)! Glad to see your snow is melting again already!!

kaylee said...

Nice pictures!!!!!! i love snow!!!!!!

how have yopu been? i havent been doing that well lately :(

ChrisB said...

We only had a light dusting of snow that disappeared very quickly. Not even enough to make snowballs let alone a snowman which is what I did last year!

Pamela said...

I can tell you from experience that snow won't hurt the spring flowers.
It's when you get cold cold dry weather that really kills the tender stuff.

This was a beautiful pictorial.
So that is your robin! How pretty.
Yes, ours are larger, but NEVER compare them to a starling. Never, no never. We love robins.

I think our blackbirds have dark bills. Interesting to compare these birds.

Tori_z said...

We only got maybe an inch or so. By about noon it was practically gone, and the sun was shining brightly and warmly.

OrdinaryShark said...

What a wild roller coaster of a weather ride Mel.
I was wondering what was up with all the foot traffic over at my place.

KAYLEE said...

Hey can we trade? YOu come here where it is a wooping 90 degrees and I will go to england with the snow? ;)

buffalodickdy said...

Glad it didn't stay! Ours is finally gone- we hope!

JBelle said...

we've been doing this same thing for two weeks now. hahahaha to all those people from Southern Cal here on business who thought it was now safe to come....

Jen said...

We seem to be having the winter that won't end. It snowed here again last night. At this rate, I'm going to have snow in my yard until June. If that's true, the baby (due in early June) may not have to wait til winter to see her first snow! :)

Lisa said...

Oh Marmy! I feel for you, girl! Fickle weather can really mess with your head! We are hoping to dry out here soon. otherwise, I might start growing mold in my armpits!

BTW, I snorted my water when I read about the bird "nesting in your twat"... oh, the sentence continued... with "neighbor"! Oh, I feel better now. I thought I was going to have to call a doctor specialist or somefing!

MarmiteToasty said...

~(((casdok)))~ I think the whole country was hit..... dont know about a heatwave, its bloody freezing here this morning lol....xxxxx

~((mountain cat))~ welcome.... sunny days are always the best, but I sooooo love seasons and cant imagine living somewhere where it was hot all year round, that would well do me head in....x

~(((slip)))~ oh hush you lmao.... thats little bit of snow we had is like an avalache to us here down in the south of england lol...

I love that people take in rescue animals.... Janet and mabel are sort of rescued lol.... I found Janet in the bushes outside the junior school and Mabel just arrived in me back garden one sunday morning, from where she came we have no idea......xxxxx

~((((robin))))~ wow, your good girl ;) - It will all come out in the wash :(

Dont those robins have just the most beautiful song.... xxxxx

~(((ciao bino)))~ well this was out of the blue with spring already well on its way..... so it was a shock to the system....xxxxx

~((((pixie))))~ putting me fleece on and taking me fleece off putting on extra socks taking off extra socks LOL....xxxxx

~((((ake))))~ oh ours stuck and laid on the ground but except for a bit on the northside of roofs its all gone this morning but very cold.....xxxxxxxx

~((((Wolfie)))))~ WOW whats this world coming to of late.... keep snuggled in ya fur coat ;)....xxxxx

~(((((Cindy))))))~ aint Grandads Bottom a great name lol..... I think its cos that side of the hill looks like a bum crack and is old LMFAO..... Im serious :)....xxxxxx

~((((kati))))~ well ya daft cow, you live in Alaska ya bound to have snow LOL.......xxxxx

~(((Kaylee)))~ I love snow to but not when ya been sitting in the garden the day before in just a T-shirt lol....

Whatsup matie??? ....xxxxx

~(((Crispy))))~ oh I made snowballs alright lol.... had a great pile of ammo for when me twat neighbour showed, but he DIDNT lol....xxxxx

~(((Pamela))))~ me yellow Japonica was bent to the ground with the weight of the snow, just glad it melted quick before it turned me shrub into a perminent hunchback....

Yeah our robins are little and fat and round and fluffy lol.... yours, well, cant call them cute LMFAO....

Our blackbirds have bright yellow/orange bills.... :)....xxxxx

~(((toriZ)))~ hark at you LOL your sounding like a weather woman lol....xxxxx

~(((((((((((((Sharkie))))))))))~ yep it was surely the most strangest day all round with everything......

Well, what ya dont know is that I charged all those foot passengers $10 each :) see, always me business head on lol... hugzzz.. OXO

~((((Kaylee))))~ its a deal, I could do with a break to recupe lol........xxxxx

~(((((buffalo)))))~ glad yours is almost gone you have had such a hard winter, ours was to be honest a joy lol.... xxxxxxxx

~(((JBelle)))))~ finking ya aint to struck on them there californians LOL..... xxxxxxxxx

~((((jen)))~ ya will have to open a winter resort in ya back garden in June lol...... and make sure you give your new baby to be a good seasonal name lol.... like SUMMER :).... xxxxxx

~(((((lisa)))))~ aint saying I didnt enjoy it yesterday, it was beautiful, but just as happy that its mostly gone this morning lol....

Well, what can I say, twats, nests, neighbours lol..... he is me twatty neighbour :)....xxxxx

Mei Del said...

ok ok i'll go there just let me read the rest of yer fans' comments, lol

i love this insane climate we're having - everyone came out with big smiles and we had an almighty snowfight on the golf course which pleased all my little nippers

Mei Del said...

what !! we have to PAY to visit sharkie??? ;)

Dumdad said...

Same loony weather over here in Paris although we didn't get as much snow as you. From snow this morning to bright sunshine this afternoon. Bonkers. I think it's Mr Winter's last hurrah..... I hope he's pissed off now and will let Miss Spring take her rightful place.

His Girl Friday said...

Hi Marmie,
hahaha...my cousin shared the same snow as you...ye puir wee southerners!!! ;)
...just kiddin'...it's another sunny day in the land of soon-to-be-oven-hot-and-brown. Right now we're enjoying all the spring wildflowers and orange poppies! :)

Bina said...

Holy Freaking Cow! Ya know, the weather never seems to surprise me, but for it to be hot, than snow, than turn hot, all in 24 hours if just freaking amazing! But I love the pictures! Especially of that tree with snow in it. Just beautiful. Hope the boys got there in time to enjoy it!

JeanieSpokane said...

Marmite! Loved all your pictures - you must wear that camera around your neck. I just love your little tortie cat (that's what I call the brown and red cat). Mine was named Squeak (because she chirped like a bird - not one single meow - just chirp chirp chirp). I think it was a ploy on her part to nap unwitting birdies from the bushes nearby. Bad cat. But I loved her dearly. She was 18 years old when she died a few years ago and I have been a kitty orphan ever since. I want more pictures! :) Take care of yourself!

the psycho therapist said...

{{{{{You and Me}}}}}

That's all the weather I've got on my mind right now.

I'm as there as I can be.

*

Inland Empire Girl said...

This looks like home here! A little bird named Dave let us know about your upcoming surgery. I only wish you lived close because I am a great sit-by-someone-and-take-care- of -them-after-surgery type person. My positive thoughts and prayers are coming over the ocean to you.

Coral said...

Where do you live exactly? I was born in Southampton, and now live in South Africa.

I found you at Jolie-Jordan's blog.

Coral

MarmiteToasty said...

~(((mei del)))~ :) well I have to make a bit of dosh somehow lol..xxxxx

~(((dumdad)))~ I so LOVED it just for the day, its bright and sunny here this morning but with a real hard frost..... we will shove that your way tomorrow lol....xxxxx

~(((girl friday)))~ hey you... photos I need photos of the orange poppies.... we have a field next to the Bird In Hand Pub that is the most beautiful picture in the spring, its over flows with red wild poppies, its like a sea of blood.... xxxxx

~(((bina)))~ aint me tree of life photo just the bestest :)....xxxxx

~(((jeanniespokane)))~ me maties take the piss out of me for ALWAYS having me camera in me pocket.... its a standing joke now :) - that cat is my dear little tiny framed Ambrose, she has no tail due to I had to have it cut off years ago due to an accident.... and NO I didnt do the accident or the cutting off lol.... she is 12 and she loves me more then the world and I love her just as much....xxxxx

~(((((Wendy Mel))))~ yeah this weather is like my mind to.... up down up down hot cold hot cold, maybe its the 'change' :).... fanks you...xxxxxxxxx

~((((Inland Empire Girl)))~ I began reading you comment and I thought arrhhh how sweet you have a little bird that visits your garden called DAVE lol.... ok that bloody Cis is in trouble for letting the cat out the bag.... fanks for you wishes, I certainly need them lol....xxxxxxx

~(((coral)))~ welcome - Southampton is our South coast rivals, in Football anyways..... Im along the coast inland from Portsmouth :)..... do you know that us mad Pompey Supporters and yes we have got through to the Finals of the FA Cup for the first time since 1939, call the Southampton Team The Scummers lol.... wow, South Africa.... xxxxx

His Girl Friday said...

Marmie,
your email contact isn't working, well, at least not for my miserable S#@#%y Vista if that's the problem....anyhoo, my blog has my email contact...send me yours, and I'll givye some photies. Meanwhile, my blog has a few you can you can Rclick and save! :)

Tori_z said...

A weather woman? LOL! Guess I've been listening to the weather reports on the radio too much. LOL!