We have at last seen something like wintry weather in Scotland over the past few days. I much prefer a crisp, cold winter day to a muggy, grey wet one (who doesn’t?) so the snow and sunshine have really felt something like a treat. And not least because we have been waiting for exactly the… Read More
A snow day Time for a walk . . . on the West Highland Way!
Good morning! This week I have news other than logistical matters from Yokes dispatch central (though I’ll return to these things in a moment). For example, we had our first snowfall . . . I do find that snow affords me a welcome shift in perspective on the winter months. The world of relentless grey… Read More
Everything is relative: I am sure that those of you in North America, who have been shovelling the white stuff for months, will not be in the least excited to hear that it actually snowed, but here, where winter has been horribly dank and soggy thus far, it is an exceedingly welcome change. It is… Read More
There has been some snow. Bruce was rumbled, sleeping in Tom’s chair . . .again And only 5 penguins remain on my advent calendar. Which reminds me: today is the last day for orders if you’d like a book or kit from my online shop. My postie will hoik the last sack of parcels away… Read More
Hiya! It is I, Bruce. Today there is SNOW. I like SNOW because when it arrives we get up early and go for fun walks in my favourite places. One of the many mysteries of taking a walk in the SNOW with humans is how very different their priorities are from mine. Kate, for example… Read More
Here is the result of my pompom mania — SNAWHEID! Snawheid is a seasonal, snowflake-adorned beanie, feauturing a gigantic snowball pompom. It being Wovember and everything, I thought it would be fun to present to you three rather different Snawheids, each made in a different British breed-specific yarn. All are, of course, 100% wool (as… Read More
Outdoors looks like this Indoors looks like this This is our new woodburning stove. Both outdoors and indoors make me very happy. I like Winter. I am feeling better. I’ll be back tomorrow to show you my new – and very Wintery design. Till then!
It has been a bit like the house of the undead here this week. Tom kept to his annual ironic tradition of returning from the conference of immunologists with an evil infection, and has been very ill all week with flu. I have not been much better myself (delirium actually set in at one point),… Read More
It’s still snowing here. Snow is one of those things about which Jesus definitely is Not Sure. Just check out his plum tree. . . The wee man is spending the day inside, but me and Bruce have been out with the camera. I love the transformative effects of snow, even on the greyest winter… Read More
It is not easy to venture far afield in this weather, so we we had another local walk today. It was time for me to try out my new Winter boots (bought with the proceeds of the shoe sale several weeks ago). . . . . . and for Bruce to test his stick-in-the-snow retrieval… Read More
Like the rest of our locale, we’ve been out playing in the distinctly unseasonal snow. (Do meteorologists attribute this particular cold snap to the volcano? And what I want to know is: where’s the revolution?). So far, I’ve not done too badly in the white stuff: I have some super new micro-crampons, which I am… Read More