Tuesday, 30 November 2010

30th November 2010

So on Friday gone it started to snow .... and it snowed ..... and it snowed ..... and it snowed .

We've had temperatures of - 10c , we've had thundersnow which was both amazing and scary at the same time . I don't think I've ever heard a noise or seen lightning like that before.

The boys have been off school for two days - snow days, but are going back tomorrow - apparantly ! We are waiting for further notification on that one.

The car hasn't moved and we've had to help random people who have parked in our street and then got stuck.

None of the local shops have bread or milk , we've had no post and no binmen ( refuse collections ).

So I though it was as good a time as any to defrost the freezer.

On a computer note hub took my laptop apart and gave it a good clean - fingers crossed it holds out a bit longer.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

23rd November 2010

Just a quickie to let you know I'm still here and my apologies for not dropping by your Blogs.

My laptop keeps overheating and switching itself off so all the posts I've tried to do just keep disappearing which is a complete and utter pain in the ass.

I'll be back soon though - fingers crossed ...

Saturday, 13 November 2010

13th November 2010

It's a sad day :-(

They've even chopped up the log the old man used to sit on !!

Monday, 1 November 2010

1st November 2010

Jeez , I can't believe it's November already, can you ? I don't know about you but today certainly doesn't seem like November . It's been relativly warm and sunny not what you would normally associate with what I class as a winter month . Are we in winter now or is it still classed as Autumn? Then again there are still lots of green leaves on the trees and nowhere near as much leaf colour as there has been in previous years or is that just me also?

The half term holidays flew by with quite a few walks lots of playing and also quite a lot of craftiness by yours truly but I'll save that for another post. These photos were taken along the banks of the river Wear not far from my parents house .
On the afternoon we went on this walk the tide was very low and you can see that all the sludge and things that are normally under the water were all exposed . Lots of tyres and seaweed along with branches and the odd old boat.

This part of the river used to be a hive of activity , there was a pottery and a paper works and many many moons ago there was also shipyard . All that has gone now , just a few ruins here and there and a boathouse where people store jet skis . I have to admit I wouldn't particularly like to get a mouthful of this water as it isn't the cleanest!!

So now we are getting back into routine with a Halloween disco to look forward to tomorrow night and then the build up to the Christmas holidays -- it's only six weeks until they break up again .............