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Monday, December 20, 2010

Let it snow, let it snow, ok it can stop snowing now!

We've only had three days of snow here in north Oxfordshire so we shouldn't really complain, not when some parts of the country have been putting up with it for weeks. I was very thankful when the lovely men from John Lewis delivered our new washing machine promptly at 7:50am on Saturday morning, before the snow started and our road looked like this.

Snowed in

We're very happy with our new toy - we've not quite worked through the mountain of laundry but we can at least put the lid on the basket now.

New washer

So now we're just holed up in the flat, waiting to see whether we'll be able to get away to our respective families for Christmas. At the moment we're still hopeful that things will be a bit clearer by Thursday when we're due to travel but we'll see.

In the meantime the snow certainly is very pretty. I think this year's photos of Blenheim are even more spectacular than last year's.

Winter sun

Queen pool in snow

We went out to enjoy the scenery in the amazing afternoon light yesterday before heading home for tea and comfort knitting (cabled legwarmers).


Anonymous said...

You were lucky about the washing machine! And what beautiful snowy pictures...!

Moggle said...

Wow, amazing photos!

Ozzy Blackbeard said...

Oohh! I'm quite envious of your lovely working washing machine. Mine is in the garage, and the pipes are frozen. Grrr...

The photos of Blenheim are beautiful. I was there a few years ago, and it was 32 degrees - a bit of a difference!

Merry Christmas :)

tinebeest said...

Still catching up on blog posts after computer was away for a while, so I don't know if you made it out to your families. I hope you managed to share the fruits of my guardian angel's hard work on Tuesday. (He got me from the Netherlands through Brussels onto the Night Riviera to Cornwall, on a day that all other trains were delayed, cancelled or got stuck halfway.)