Tuesday, 5 February 2019

It Hasn't Snowed All Day



No, it hasn't snowed once today. Had it not been freezing, I would have drunk my coffee on the balcony.  Yesterday we only had a lot of wet white stuff that melted on its way down, at about knee height . The crocus are waking up in the park. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Winter even makes getting dressed in the morning rather boring . Hugely heavy thick green jumper or hugely heavy thick grey jumper? ( Am I the only person left, old enough to remember when sweaters came in a wide variety of colours every year? When we didn't all look as though we'd Xeroxed ourselves?)

 Last week it snowed every day and I spent most of it under a blanket, reading a pile of paper backs. I can really recommend  'The Watchmaker from Filigree Street', 'Half-Sick of Shadows'  and  'Moon over Soho', having thoroughly enjoyed them all, especially the first.

But now I'm all magicked out, I've mooned over a huge pile of American museum catalogues, made a variety of vegetable soups and have started to make myself bacon sandwiches again ( definitely frowned on by the cholesterol police ) so I'd better have my hair cut and go for a Day Out. The Femmes Fatales exhibition in Den Haag sounds good … the Dior exhibition in London sounds good, too, but unfortunately Days Out can only really last 24 hours in the real world.  Never mind, it's Blood Orange time again and three different people today assured me that the snow's finished for this year so it's onwards and upwards. ?? 

Smitonius kindly emailed me a shot of her baking and I thought  I'd share it with you to spread the cheer. If I've been overoptimistic and it snows again tomorrow I'll make some muffins and eat them all before the day's out … after another bacon sandwich.

6 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Sounds like you're using your time most productively! Carry on!

gz said...

Lovely to see the crocus coming through..it gives hope and colour!

Joanne Noragon said...

OMG, look at those rolls. They look as if they involve currents and egg white wash. Since they are of no use to you, digitally, you have leave to make more bacon sammies.

Vagabonde said...

Baking on a snow day, warming up the kitchen and having the sweet baking odor all over the house…. It was cold in Nashville for a couple of days, no snow though. I was going to bake banana bread yesterday, but the temperature went back to 74 F, or 23.3 C – forget the baking, I ate ice cream for dessert.

Molly Bon said...


Mouthwatering buns! But I wouldn't eat them all in one sitting, especially not accompanied by a bacon sandwich because - drumroll! Spring will come and with it less all-enveloping winter clothing! You have been warned....

Liz Hinds said...

Those buns look so good.

I've inherited a toastie maker from uncle's flat and I just adore cheese toasties so i am having to restrict myself. Bacon and cheese toasties would probably go down well too.

Jumpers in shops here especially M&S have some very bright jumpers. I was tempted by a yellow one.