Friday 6 February 2009

Cosy days

Well it was our turn for the deluge on Thursday. We woke, like almost the whole country at some point this week, to see a drifting, lacy curtain veil our view from the bedroom window.

School was closed, the roads into the city ungritted (although those between our village and the neighbouring ones had been cleared -!?) and a curious silence has settled over the countryside. It was my favourite type of snow day of heavy, grey skies promising more snowfall to come.

Luckily I can work from home and it was just heavenly to settle down at the computer upstairs in my floral flannel pyjama trousers and snuggly jumper, with plenty of steaming brews to keep me going and get cracking. My type of day in the office!
I do admit to spending a fair bit of time gazing out across the Christmas card scene outside, listening to children squeal and watching the sledgers race down the hillside.
Our little chaps are just beginning to enjoy the white stuff. It's a fine line between fun and freezing your fingers off when you're teeny. I popped outside to enjoy my break in the garden with them and manned the snowman supply lines; raiding cupboards and baskets for carrots, scarves etc.
And then my most favourite part of a snow day - dusk. Work over, computer switched off, two little boys with rosy cheeks tucking into boiled eggs; I popped upstairs to catch the last of the day's light and watch the shadows stretching out across the show and look forward to an evening cosyed up under my eiderdown by the fire.

Days like this are treasures to be tucked away and hugged in your memory for when life is a bit wearing. Later, while I was pottering around the house tidying things away, the sight of two pairs of little gloves, socks and trousers drying on the radiator brought to mind memories of days building igloos, cresta runs in the garden and hot toast by the fire with mum, dad and my sisters quite a long time ago now.
It gives me such a cosy, heartening feeling to know that our own little family is making memories of our own.

Enjoy the winter wonderland and stay cosy.
P.S Thanks so much for the tags I've been included in recently. I will try and catch up and do them very soon!


cathleen said...

Looking at your snowy photos makes your bed all the more cozier and inviting-looking. Lovely blog you have here...the embroidered pillows on your sidebar are beautiful. Your flowers in the post before are just what I needed to look at on this cold winter's evening.

Anonymous said...

How nice with the snow. I love your blog.

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Your two little Treasures are just so C.U.T.E!
Thanks for sharing so many pretty photos with us all!
Debbie Moss

P.S- I to L.O.V.E your blog!

Pixiedust said...

What a lovely day. Your bedroom looks so pretty and cosy. Love the Eiderdown. xxxx

Leisa said...

I read your post earlier and was in a puddle of tears at the end. Just beautiful. The picture of your dear little boys and their snowman just melted my heart. I am sure they will remember their snowy week and the fun they had for a very long time. Memories are just so wonderful to treasure forever!!

Bobo Bun said...

Don't mean this to sound weird, but your bed looks very inviting. Such a cosy room, just perfect for the end of a snowy cold day.

Glad I've found you as great blog.


Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

ooo that bed looks so cosy i dont think i would ever get up :-D

lovely snow pictures - most of it gone from around us today but lovely and sunny at least :-)

Clover Yard said...

oh gosh Steph, I've come over all emotional reading your post. So beautifully written - it warms the soul. You are indeed creating some wonderful memories for your little treasures and I am sure they will look back on an idyllic childhood when they are all grown up. Oh no, I'm off again...!

Sal said...

Absolutely..days to cherish!
Your bedroom is lovely too ;-)

Claire said...

Steph, I love reading your posts, you descibe things so fantastic, I feel like I've spent time with you and your lovely family! Doesnt the snow make everything look beautiful. Gorgeous pictures as usual, have a good weekend.
Claire xx
PS still have serious envy over your gorgeous pink rug! x

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Love your pictures. Your room looks ever so cozy.

Bertie Meadows said...

You have such a lovely bedroom, so relaxing and pretty. Cosy days are special aren't they, making happy memories for years to come? I loved your description of your day.
Bertie x

Twiggy said...

Lovely photos, our little boy is just old enough to enjoy snow this year and he's had a ball this week. Your description of your working day is lovely.
Twiggy x

gayle said...

You are right about the fine line. My lot begged to get back in this morning, and I was going, 'No, you will stay out here in the snow, making snow kings, and you'll enjoy it'.
Then I let them go back in!

Funkymonkey said...

Enjoy the days yur sons want you to play in the snow with them. My boy just wants to go off sledging in the park with his mates.Strictly no moms allowed!


Pipany said...

Oh I do agree Steph. Such lovely times to be treasured. Beautiful photos of the snow, particularly the one of dusk, also my favourite time of day. And just to continue the parallels, I have the same quilt as you, but in the blue colourway!!!! Have a lovely week Steph xx

Sam said...

Your Bedroom is absolutely lovely !


Pink Feather Paradise said...

Definately a wonderful time, families have had to spend time together, I know the snow has been a nuisance for some but i think it has given many a chance to actually be a family and even though its just acting a clown in the snow with your children, they will remember it. Especially if their mums & dads are always working.
Beautiful post, as always and what wonderful pictures
x Alex

MelMel said...

Your bedroom is love;y, like the sound of a work from home day, in floral PJ bottoms!

I work from home but as a childminder!
Having an at home today.....all cosy with the paints out!xxx

Deb said...

What a lovely post! Everything does look very cozy at your home.

prettyshabby said...

oh what a pretty view Steph! Snow looks so lovely when it first arrives,I bet the boys loved it so much,great snowman! mine only got to see 'proper snow' once when they were little..doesn't quite have quite the same effect when they get to 16..just more about the silliest/fastest thing to go down a snowy hill on!..I LOVE your patchwork bedspread by the way. xx

mollycupcakes said...

Awww bless your little chaps, they look sooo cute.
Warm hugs,
Catherine x

Carol said...

Lovely, wonderful pic's...this weather has been great, sorry for all those who do not agree!
You bed looks like the most perfect place to snuggle, love to snuggle, and cuddle...needs lots of these lately!
Your boys are a picture.

Bobo Bun said...

Hi - I've just given you a friendly blog award. If you like you can stop by to collect it.

Love Lisa x

The Fairy Glade said...

Hi Steph it looks like everyone had lots of fun in the snow. We didn't get as much as you appeared to have, but nonetheless, we managed a snowman and a snow angel. I like the idea of working from home in pj's..wish my boss was more amenable to the idea! dev X

Miss sew n sew said...

The snow has been wonderful I've really loved it and quite sad that it's all nearly gone. your boys look happy with their snowman it;s so wonderful for them to experience 'proper' snow I know my two have enjoyed it1