You remember when you were at school and you went back after the Christmas holidays and found
"What I did on my holidays"
on the blackboard?
Well our activities have been very home-based because of this.
About a foot of snow.
It's showing no signs of thawing either, and more heavy snow is forecast for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
We have been out a couple of times, and on one occasion needed four men to push the car to get us over the snow-hump between our parking spot and the road. But mostly we have stayed at home.
Gavin has written today about the things he has learned while on holiday. So in the same vein, I think I'll join him.
1. I learned that pancakes are not just sweet.
1 egg (Thank you ladies for continuing to lay even though your bottoms are snowy.)
120g SR flour
milk - about 120ml but generally enough to make gloop rather than batter.
leftover feta (a matchbox sized lump, grated)
mix gloopy ingredients, leave to get even more gloopy for an hour and for the gluten to come out to play, add more milk if necessary or a tad more flour if it's a bit runny.
add spinach and feta
put in dollops on baking sheet on aga simmering plate (or heavy non-stick frying pan)
2. I learned that moving son's possessions onto landing, husband's office into son's room, Yarn Yard HQ into husband's office and then son into former YYHQ is possible in one day. It will probably take another week to make sense of new YYHQ and have it anything like ready for a photo-shoot. Maybe two weeks.
3. I learned several new garden bird species (as long as they stand still) but that when a large hawk flying a few inches past the windscreen - so close I think there were feather marks on the snow - and you are driving along a slippery road, all thoughts of trying to register what colour it's legs are and whether the greater coverts are black, brown or grey are secondary to trying not to hit it. I think it was a female Sparrowhawk, because they are twice as big as the males, but the main thing is that it didn't become road-kill.
4. I learned (or re-learned) to crochet.
More about this soon.
5. I (we) watched all the recorded episodes of Wallander on the digiboxthing, and I now have a yen to learn a bit of Swedish.
You've got to love a language where a snow flake is called a snöffinga, haven't you?
So, back to work tomorrow. What did you do on your holidays?