Snowy days and more ….

Goodness me – it’s no wonder that here in England we’re all obsessed with the weather!  I can hardly believe the changes that we’ve seen over the last couple of weeks or so.  Looking back at my February posts I can see that I was busy looking forward to spring and photographing snowdrops and daffodils over a succession of mild days….

Then the weather turned REALLY cold as the “Beast from the East” roared in bringing sub-zero temperatures by both day and night – though with beautifully clear skies and sparkling winter sunshine….

We enjoyed a crisp – if rather bracing – walk down on the beach at Burnham on Sea last Sunday and Daisy even enjoyed a little swimming.  Then on Thursday Storm Emma collided with the Beast and brought us snow.  Lots of snow.  More snow than I can remember seeing for many – maybe even 30 – years …..

Our village was cut off by enormous snowdrifts (that’s a full size traffic sign in the bottom corner) and I had to dig my way up into the garden to put food out for the birds.  There was one young furry lady who was positively in her element though – yes, you’ve guessed – Miss Daisy – wild snow-newf of Oakhill!  She ran and leapt and pranced – and in the main picture she’s trying to persuade me that even though I have snow in my boots and my nose is freezing, I really would like to stay out and play with her just a little longer!  That was on Friday after the storm had passed through.

Today – Sunday – the sun is shining, the temperature has risen, the snow (apart from the deepest drifts) has nearly all gone and we are back to spring once more!  I say again … it’s no wonder that here in the UK we’re all obsessed with the weather!  Still, being cut off by snow is a very good excuse (in my opinion) to stay indoors where it’s warm and cosy and enjoy a little stitching!  And if you enjoy stitching, then don’t forget you still have 24 hours left to enter our giveaway to win a Rosie’s Houseplants kit …..

Usually when we hold a giveaway I feel very sorry that I can’t give everyone a prize – so this time we’re going to do things just a little differently.  If you’d like to enter please leave your details in the form at the end of this post- and we’d love to hear your top tip for stitchers if you have one you’d like to share.
Once the giveaway closes I plan to gather all the tips into a new collection which I will share with everyone who enters.  So even if you don’t win our top prize – the Rosie’s Houseplants Kit – you can be sure that a lovely, and really useful, collection of stitching tips will be coming your way very soon indeed.
So, to summarise, if you’d like the chance to win our kit – and be certain to receive the new, updated collection of tips for stitchers then please leave your name, email address and tip in the form below.
The giveaway will close in one week’s time, on Monday 5 March and the winner of the kit will be chosen by random selection.  We will post anywhere in the world.
Good luck everyone!


Goodness! How do you resist those Miss Daisy eyes? Seeing her running around and loving life must have at least warmed your heart!


Haha, yes indeed Celeste, it’s nice to see her back to her old self again, she was sad for so long after we lost Ben. But still, my fingers were freezing and my socks were soggy, so it was time to go inside. She was soon comforted with some of her favourite doggy treats though! xx


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