Snowy days

We're well and truly snowed in at the moment (third day running, I think I've forgotten how to drive) so no excuse for not writing. This does count doesn't it?

It's the sort of weather I remember having to walk three miles to school in during Northern winters, when I were a lass, the snowdrifts nearly up to me neck. (Well I'm only little and I was even littler then.) It doesn't happen often round here and I've happily gallivanted through frozen fields with Molly and negotiated knee-deep snow to get to the nearest village shop, but the novelty's wearing off.

It's all got a bit Victorian, what with the power going on and off and running out of basics like bread and semi-skimmed. If only you could milk a dog and power a computer with candles.

It's added a festive feel to things though - putting up the tree with soft flakes falling past the window made me feel rather whimsical, but I'm hoping it's gone by tomorrow. I've still got Christmas shopping to do, and at least three of us need to go to work. I haven't seen Teen Son 1 since last Thursday. He was staying with a friend and couldn't get home - still can't. He must need a change of pants by now.

If I don't get back on here in the meantime, I'd like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas, say thanks for reading and being so wonderfully supportive all year and wish you all the very best for 2010.


Dumdad said…
We've been covered in neige on The Other Side of Paris but haven't actually been snowed in. And it's cold. But it's Christmasy too.
Happy Christmas to you too... hope the snow is fun and not a bore yet.x
I am sharing your pain Karen well almost - if we can make it out of the village which I did today (very slowly) we can reach civilisation.
Merry Christmas to you to.
Lane said…
All this snow is very atmospheric isn't it.
Mind you, if I don't get to the shops soon, we'll be having toast on Christmas Day.

Merry Christmas and I bet next year is going to be a sparkler for you. x
Queenie said…
I know what you mean about the novelty wearing off - and we haven't even got snow here. But it's effing cold and the roads are very icy, and forecast to stay so all week, which means I can't do my usual sidestep of the pre-Xmas supermarket queues by shopping before dawn.

Happy Christmas to you too, Karen, and I reckon 2010 is going to be your best year ever (my crystal ball says) - hope so, anyway!
Have a great Christmas m'dear and a Happy New Year. TFx
Bernadette said…
Snow is great to look at - not so good to drive through.

Hope you can escape soon, but I wouldn't worry about the pants. Teenage boys have this inside out/back to front/upside down thing they can do to make each pair last at least eight days.

Have a wonderful Christmas and I hope that your writing in 2010 continues on the wonderful upward trend that you've started this year. xx
Teresa Ashby said…
Happy Christmas Karen - and I hope next year brings you everything you wish for xx
ChrisH said…
I thought we were going to get snowed in with the outlaws for Christmas! Loved the idea of milking the dog. Hope you have got fresh supplies (and fresh pants for son). Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Anna said…
A most Happy Christmas to you too! Hopefully you'll manage to get away from home, even if just for the semi-skimmed, ASAP!
JJ Beattie said…
Happy Christmas to you Karen.
Jan Jones said…
Happy Christmas, Karen.

Hate to say this, but our snow has been here since Friday and isn't showing too many signs of departing.

Trust you are reunited with rest of family soon and that the shower is usable afterwards.
Debs said…
We had what seemed like blizzard amounts of snow on friday (this is Jersey, so more than three snowflakes constitutes a blizzard) and it was so exciting.

I wouldn't be so thrilled with the power coming and going.

Laughed at the thought of teenage son. Mine would probably be exactly the same.
Olivia Ryan said…
Happy Christmas Karen, and sympathies - we had a mega power cut on the first day of Snow and it made me feel so helpless and cut-off (not to say COLD!). Hope it's either gone, or bearable, by Christmas! xxx
It took me an hour and a half to drive three miles from M&S today in the snow!
Have a fantastic xmas Karen and heres hoping all your dreams come true in 2010 Fx
Amanda said…
Merry Christmas to you too, Karen! Snowed again here last night, getting a bit fed up with it meself now!
SpiralSkies said…
Hope you're gradually defrosting up there now. I too was snowed in but didn't write so much as my Christmas cards. Whoops a daisy.

Have a completely lovely Crimbly, you whimsical thing you X
Denise said…
STILL laughing at milking the dog! All my food is being delivered on Christmas Eve, so have very crossed fingers...

Hope the snow lets up and you have a great Christmas!
Suzanne Jones said…
I've had to drive in it a couple of times - not nice.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Pat Posner said…
Even though it looks truly beautiful with a winter sun sparkling on the deep, deep snow, the snowed in novelty has truly worn off. I've a feeling it will be 6 weeks before it's possible to drive up the hill to our house.
I've asked all visitors who are brave/silly enough to come visiting to carry tins of dog food and spuds up with them. Hopefully, the coal for the fire will not run out!

Have a wonderful Christmas, Karen, and a brilliant New Year.
Karen said…
Actually got out today, as the snow's started to melt a little.

Happy Christmas everyone xx
Kate Harrison said…
Dear Karen,
Hope you've had a lovely Christmas - and very best wishes for wonderful things with new agent in 2010.
Thanks too for your lovely comments on my blog and the RNA blog - very much appreciated!
Happy new year!
Kate xx
Annieye said…
Wishing you a happy and successful New Year, Karen.