The Big Trip

Friday, 10 December 2010

What's Rocking My Friday? A Snow Angel Perhaps?

Hi there bloggers

Well I know I've been a really naughty blogger so hands up to that one! We have been a bit beleaguered up here due the the very vast amount of white stuff that landed on us. If you saw on the news on Monday with features about the motorway closures and other hardships in Central Scotland, well I was right in the middle of it all!!!

It really has caused absolutely everything in life to go a bit haywire and I suppose I'm just grateful that I've been able to make it into work every day though I suspect it was 90% stupidity and 10% bravery on some occasions.

We eat, sleep, live and breathe football at work (well most people, me not included) and even today the pitches all remain under several feet of snow. A friend of mine ventured up to the top of the campus the other day and left an angel to watch over the pitches!!! What do you think?

Our darling boy came home on schedule last Friday and, because of the weather, hasn't been able to get back south so I have to be grateful that he's happy about that LOL! However, come Monday he's going back come hail, sun, flood or blizzard - I suspect he won't be quite as happy then.

I would like to send out a massive thank you to the people who responded to my request for Christmas cards to seel at the school. Although I hate to pick out any one individual, I must send out a massive overseas thank you to Valerie who posted the most gorgeous pack of cards. Each and everyone is a work of art. You really need to visit her blog and express your appreciation of this lady's work - she is a true artist! Thank you so much again Val.

I am grateful that the snow is now subsiding and I will be able, tomorrow, to make a very belated concentrated effort to complete my Christmas shopping. There are some things that the internet just doesn't fix for me so it's time to hit the shopping mall.

Right, short and sweet yet again so I will finish off my asking that you keep yourselves safe, healthy and as happy as possible at this rather fraught time.



  1. You are very welcome, Gill, wish I could have done more to help! We are snowed under too, it's like the icy wastes of Narnia here. In the 24 hours from Wed. afternoon on, there were more than 1200 accidents due to ice and snow, the sirens were blaring all the time. Take care, and keep warm and safe, Hugs, Valerie

  2. A lovely list of gratefuls Gill - amazed you've kept going through all the snow. Love the snow angel.
    Have you enjoyed having your boy at home?
    Sue xx

  3. Oh Gill what a lovely list I absolutely love your snow angel it's a complete and utter delight. Hopefully your snow will be on the melt like ours is! Hope things aren't too fraught at the moment.
    Sending you chilled thoughts and hugs!

  4. Love the snow angel! Bah humbug about the New York counter! Our snow has all gone now although it is still blinking cold!

    My parcel is on it's way to you too ...

    Hugs - Carole xxx

  5. love the list gill and love the snow angel...

    have my cards arrived yet?

    maria xx

  6. Hi! My name is Marie - I'd love to use your snow angel picture on my blog for a story I wrote. I do not make any money on my blog and would love to feature your image to illustrate my new story!


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