Saturday, 10 February 2007

Snow and cookies


we had almost constant snowfall for 2 days!! now I know that for much of the world this isn't a lot, and many people have been snowed in for the last 2 months, or rather not snowed in, but living with snow and carrying on just about as normal. Well that doesnt happen here, in the UK I mean, a few flakes of snow and everything grinds to a halt. Thursday we woke up to about 3 inches, all the schools shut, people were bulk-buying bread and milk and more or less going crazy.

Anyway, it is so nice to have the kids home from school for a few days. We got more snow on friday and did all the snowy weather stuff that you have to pack into the few days a year of snow, like make snowmen, have snowball fights and go sledging with Daddy.



I have been poorly too, perhaps one snowball too many, sent me to my bed at tea time Thursday evening. I am feeling a lot better now, but Laurie has been ill with an ear infection today (trip to the hospital as its saturday for the emergency doctor, uurgh). Hopefully we will all be over these bugs soon.

I finally finally got round to making the pistachio cookies that African Kelli sent me the pistachio mix for so long ago this week. I had been holding out as I kept forgetting to buy pistachio nuts. so I finally remembered, then went back to print off her recipe...only to find it has no real nuts in it! lol. Anyway, we made the cookies and they were really yummy, and a crazy pale green colour (doesnt really show on my pics). I even forgot to photograph them until there were only a few left, the kids and hubby wolfed them down pretty quickly, so these arent the best looking of the bunch, but hey, you get the idea.



There hasnt been much crafting going on, between being ill and caring for everyone else, and with Lucie having a few very grumpy tantrumy days and evenings, some weeks fly by without a moment to spare it seems. I do have a few works in (very slow) progress, hopefully some will be completed and able to show soon.

5 comments:

weirdbunny said...

Oh the children look so happy in the snow Hannah !! Bad news about Lauries ear infection, Lucie's tantrums and you in bed poorly. No that doesn't sound fun. Glad to see the cookies on a heart shaped and coloured plate though, Feb being the month for all things red, pink and heart shaped !!!

Beata said...

Hi Hannah,
Don't snow and children go hand in hand?!...We had more snow in Vancouver than we've had in a long time and the children had a blast...spring seems to be on its way though..at least this weekend..hope you're doing better....

Kelli said...

Snow and cookies! What a wonderful day. YAY!

Lindsey said...

Looks like great fun apart from the sickness! My boys have been gutted as we have had no snow and no time off school :)

Dave said...

were the kids sledging down a main road there? Extreme sledging - cool