Saturday, 9 January 2010

Snow much fun

Well snow has to be the topic for this post.

We have been inundated with snow since Tuesday afternoon, which has left us snowed in literally, freezing temperatures, 2ft icicles, but we have had so much fun in the process.

As i sit here typing we are getting another light dusting, but with more heavy snow on the way for the next 24/48 few hours.

In the last few days we have built snowmen, had snowball fights, built an igloo, pushed 15 cars out of the snow outside our house and checked on elderly neighbours.

Unfortunately though it seems like England has come to a stand still, the children haven't been back to school, there's been no post, no rubbish collection and it looks set to continue, but hopefully by next week we will be over the worst of it and normality can reign again.

The snowy weather though has enabled me to get out and about with the camera and get some shots of the children and surrounding area, which as a scrapper i am thankful for. Gives me lots of LO's to plan and do in the next few weeks, never mind Christmas ones yet to be done.

With the unexpected time at home i have been able to achieve some scrapping, not as much as planned as trying to keep the children occupied.

I am in the process of completing an Ancestry album for my mum for her birthday using the Websters pages Nature's Storybook collection. I have managed to get some very old photo's of my great great great Grandad and various other relations and put them all together in an 6 x 6 album. My mum has been researching family history for 10 years now, so hopefully she will like it.

Front Cover

An inside page

I believe this is my G.G.G. Grandad, i just need to collect the year and his name from my mum and i can ad these details. Have tried to keep it as masculine as possible, a bit hard when the papers are flowery.

Have 2 more pages to complete, pictures are printed, so hopefully i will have it finished soon.

So my DH has just gone out on the road on behalf of the Ambulance Service (he's a volunteer) attending 999 calls for the night shift. They are ever so busy at the moment and need as many extra hands as possible.Just hoping he is safe out on the streets in this terrible weather.

With that i will leave you with a few photo's i have taken in the last few days, i have over a 100 already. Just need to find some lovely matching paper - do i feel a stash spree coming on :)?

Our Road

The Snowman
The Crescent
Well i hope your all keeping safe and warm and are not to snowed in where ever you may be located in the UK.
Thank you for stopping by
Take care


angie said...

Oh that album looks lovely, love the colours and feel of it and that butterfly is fab.
And your snow photos are gorgeous too, just sorry it causes so much trouble. Hope life can start getting back to normal for you soon. x

Uma said...

beautiful, perfect colours for that LO and album. Fab snowman too!

Elaine said...

Some lovely photos Sarah and the little book is coming along lovely. Thats amazing that you have some old photos I did some lo's a few years ago with some old photos i think the oldest was my G grandparents..can't quite remember. Hope you mojo has returned and yes go on a shopping spree- bo bunny snowy serenade or whatever its called might be nice! xx

Sandra said...

oh wow, what a beautiful looking album. Loving your blog too.

Claireliz said...

Love the page & lovely photos.

Amanda said...

The litle album looks lovely great you have old photos to work with we dont have any and the snow looks beautiful just hope you dont get anymore and the kids can go back to school

allyf said...

Love your ancestry pages what a fab photo of your ggggrandad.

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Oh I love love love your ancestry page - its beautiful :D
Julie xx