I've been busy this past week, trying to get myself all organised for Christmas, so no time for crafting I'm afraid. But this year, for the first time I can ever remember, certainly not whilst we've been living in this house (some 20+ years), plans have been thwarted by the weather (or more precisely, the snow)! I know, I know, in other parts of the world the amount of snow the UK has been experiencing would be looked on as just a sprinkling, but here, it has caused real problems around the country - people stranded, cars abandoned or wrecked, broken limbs from falling over, and although main roads have been "gritted" to a degree all the side roads (ie where everybody lives) have been neglected.
My car has been buried under a mound of snow for the past three days and is only now just emerging as the snow begins to thaw. The same at my parents' home, they couldn't get beyond their drive today, everywhere is too icy - I had planned to take up some Christmas food and pressies for them this afternoon, but we've abandoned that idea for today. Now all the food (that won't fit in my fridge) is chilling out in the garage until tomorrow. Lindsay and David also have to make the journey over today so hope they don't encounter too many problems with the roads. It's our dad's birthday tomorrow (Christmas Eve), so we are all supposed to be gathering at our house to celebrate ...... anyway, fingers crossed, it looks like the snow is finally starting to vanish, so all should be well by then.