Monday, 2 February 2015

Right Place Right Time








We don't get snow very often in Cornwall, it is because we have a 'maritime' climate, if I can remember my geography lessons correctly.  We do sometimes have snow on the high ground like Bodmin Moor.  Today I was at my basket making course which just happened to be on higher ground and it snowed! Of course I got all excited, then thought I had better get home in case I got stuck.  Thankfully I stopped to take some photos because by the time I had driven a mile there was no sign of snow at all.  As I drove though town with my snow covered car I felt like an explorer returning from some far land.  People were stopping to look at me, you could imagine them thinking 'where the heck has she come from'.  I have loved looking at all your photos of the snow, and I am thrilled to have some of my own.  O.K. it isn't a lot but it may well be all we get.  Sadly it doesn't look like I will be snowed in tomorrow and forced to have a duvet day.















We have had a busy weekend looking after the grandchildren.  On Saturday we took them to see Paddington which was enjoyed by both children and adults.  It is funny how young children, who don't yet know the etiquette of cinema going, talk excitedly about what is happening on the screen....very loudly.











Today I started a new basket, this time an oval which is a little more complicated to start.  I really enjoy the rhythm of basket making, and lose myself in the process.





The first daffodil has come into flower in my garden, I always love seeing the beautiful yellow splashes of colour with their promise of spring.

Welcome to new followers Kay, Irene, Penny and Leisha :)

Chickpea xx

32 comments:

  1. Yay - how lovely to have a bit of snow :) I've been out to play in the snow here again over the weekend! The basket is looking good so far. No daffodils here yet but the snowdrops have just popped up/

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    1. Yes I had a bit of snow envy so it was nice to have a little bit. :)

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  2. Hi Sweetpea. I am also in Cornwall and was surprised we had snow. Thought we had missed it. Took some pics will post them another day.My daffs are also out.I love snow but have animals outside so it makes my life very differcult and cold.
    Rosezeeta,

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    1. It was strange, some areas had quite a bit and others none at all.

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  3. SNOW !! we havnt had more than 1 odd flake, 2 if we are lucky..I have dreamed of a duvet day.

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    1. Be careful what you wish for, I'm having a duvet night as I'm feeling proper poorly :(

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  4. The snow looked pretty. I think we are forecast some tonight but I won't hold my breath as they said that a few times and then nothing! X

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    1. Ours was forecast for Friday, then Saturday, then Sunday. Didn't get it until Monday!

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  5. No snow here either, quite disappointing really. The trouble is I like to see it coming down but then I'm stuck if it sticks! Never mind the freezer is full and soup in the fridge for tomorrow :)

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    1. Yes we get stuck as we are at the bottom of a valley and can't get the car out.

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  6. It snowed this evening, and I was hopeful that it would stay until morning, so that Olly could see it. Insomnia has forced me onto the computer, and alas the snow has gone. It's just very cold!
    Lovely photos Chickpea.
    Leanne xx

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    1. Oh I so know how you feel, I was wandering around the house at 1.30 unable to sleep. Hope you sleep better tonight.

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  7. We had a light dusting in Devon yesterday afternoon.

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    1. A light dusting is better than none I suppose, ours is gone now.

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  8. We have a dusting here in Hampshire, it is still trying to snow, but not very heavy. We normally miss most of the bad weather.

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    1. I suppose we should count ourselves lucky, some people have it really bad.

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  9. We had a hoar frost followed by a flurry of snow last night, its bitterly cold and the cars are frozen solid. From the warmth of the house it does look quite pretty in the garden. I m quite envious if your basket making skills :-)

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    1. We had a really hard frost this morning, had a job to scrape the car window

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  10. It's very cold here but no snow x

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    1. Hopefully you will have a little bit as it does look so pretty

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  11. The snow looks very pretty. It's nice to have just a dusting, makes everything look fresh.

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    1. It does transform everything and make it look pretty

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  12. I'm glad you got to experience a bit of snow. Your pictures show an amount similar to what we have had this winter - just a light dusting. Of course, the rest of Canada has been buried by the stuff. I can't believe you already have a daffodil blooming!

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    1. Yes, all the spring flowers are popping up

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  13. Wonder photos of the snow. Like you I live beside the sea and as soon as it arrives it disappears.
    Your basket making looks very interesting, and what a stunning daffoldil, a sure sign of Spring.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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    1. Thank you Irene. I'm still a beginner at basket making but really love it.

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  14. Outstanding photos today.
    I must look up exactly where you live, Beautiful.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. If you look at a map of the U.K. we are at the very bottom, surrounded by sea :)

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  15. It is very unusual for you to get snow isn't it! I love the shape of your basket. Glad that you liked Paddington, we really enjoyed it a lot! xx

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  16. Thank you Amy, and yes Paddington was fun :)

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  17. More wonderful pics,have had some little daffs come out much to my surprise,they were from last year in a little tub,bought for me as a present, had put them outside to plant and never did.Does it hurt your fingers when basket making,looks like a really satisfying thing to achieve.We had a teasing of snow but blink and it was gone lol.Take care.

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  18. Hi Lee, yes I do find it a bit hard on the hands, couldn't do it everyday.

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