Well from about 3am onwards apparently.
Phaolin loved it...
Of course he totally overdid it and we had 3 legged dog for the rest of the day, but considering that by the following morning he was raring to go and play in the snow some more I guess there was no real harm done.
Actually it was a pretty good week. Friday was himself's birthday so I baked
36 miniature cupcakes! I iced some as you can see and left the rest plain in case the iced ones were too sweet for the birthday boy. They weren't and significant inroads have been made into the sweet feast. Himself wanted to know why I had waited nigh on 20 years into our relationship to start baking regularly! After the shortbread and gingerbread at Christmas he seems to be quite taken with my baking! I'm taking it as a win! In reply to his question all I had to do was look pointedly around our farmhouse kitchen... I'd defy anyone to not want to cook/bake in it.
I took the actual day of himself's birthday as a holiday from work, which coincided with our major snowfall so we had a splendid day taking Phaolin out in the snow and then cosying up inside. We had bought all the necessary ingredients for us to make home made pizza for dinner and they were truly splendid and when we weren't stuffing our faces with pizza we played our latest MMORPG together or sat curled in front of the fire and TV.
Well we still have snow and being half way up a mountain we are somewhat cut off and if it doesn't thaw soon we will have to resort to using the powdered milk. Not that I mind, I'm kinda partial to powdered milk if the truth be told, but it would be useful to be able to get to the end of the road at least
In complete contrast to the snow, on the final shopping trip before it all came down I bought these...
They were only a pound a bunch in Marks and Spencers so I bought two and they've been sitting on my kitchen table and in my conservatory cheering me up through all the cold snowy days this last week or so.
It has been a seriously picture postcard world for the last few days. Been along while since we had snow like this here, being so close to the sea we usually miss out on all the powdery white fun, not this time. There's an unusual peacefulness to a world free from traffic, where almost everyone chooses to stay home. It's as if the snow forces the world to move at a slower pace and in my view that's no bad thing. The only slight drawback for me is that because I work from home there is no such thing as a 'snow day.' :)
Snow dog in snow.