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Snow, snow and more snow

We woke up this morning to a blanket of white.  It had been forecast so we were forewarned and had stocked up on groceries.

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The UK never copes well with snow.  Schools and airports are shut; workers have not gone in today; roads are in chaos.  I’m jolly glad we didn’t have to go out in the car today.  I think the UK just doesn’t have enough snow ploughs or snowblowers, so every time we get snow the country grinds to a halt.

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The hens were not at all happy, never having seen snow before they didn’t want to venture out.  We tried to tempt them with food but only a couple came down the ramp.

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The Fruit cage has collapsed.  The weight of the snow on the nets has pulled it down.  That’s going to be a big job to mend that.

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We donned our hats, scarves, coats and boots and went for a walk, crunching through the newly laid snow.  It was not so nice with the snow blowing onto our faces, but envirgorating to be outside.

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I love making footprints in the snow……

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Not much traffic had been down our lane.

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We must have had at least 4 inches of snow, more in some places.  It’s beautiful the way it sits on gates and hedges.

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Walking back up the lane towards home, we got a view of our house in the snow, a welcome sight, knowing how warm it is inside.

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Luckily we don’t have any B&B guests booked in at the moment, as I think they would struggle to get here today.

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Rain, rain and more rain

Yesterday it didn’t stop raining, all night and all day.  We had 2 inches of rain, it was non stop.  In the morning we went down the hill from Buckland St Mary towards Bishopswood.  There is a river there and we went to see how it had swollen.  To both the right and left of the road are fords, which had completely overflowed.  The water was gushing at a tremendous speed and I wouldn’t have liked to try and cross either one.  This is the one to the right:

The Ford at Bishopswood

And this is the ford on the road to Marsh, which is left off the road to Bishopswood.  The water was coming down in such a torrent!

Anyway, today Monday, the rain has eased at last, so hopefully this water will die back. Our last couple of B&B guests left in the rain yesterday, but they were braving it to go visiting other places.  I think I would have gone straight home!! Visit us at www.lodgehousebandbsomerset.co.uk

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Wonderous sunset

Yesterday evening, after a late dinner, having watched the men’s semi finals in the tennis at Wimbledon, I stepped outside to see the most wonderous sunset.

Wonderous sunset 1st July 2011

It was such a lovely evening we went for a walk around the little lanes near us, and just pondered on how lucky we are to live in such a lovely place.  No streetlights, big sky – wonderful!!

 

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Lovely midsummer weather!

Can hardly believe the weather at the moment.  To think yesterday was Midsummer’s Day and I was sat here in a jumper with a cardigan over the top.  Our neighbours lit their woodburning stove.  I looked out over the back of us and all I could see were the rain clouds, see below.

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rain clouds on MidSummer's day

Today didn’t start much better.  It rained all morning, and about lunchtime the rain eased off and the sun peeped out for a while.  I went to a Strawberry afternoon tea at Stapley today, but luckily we sat in a marquee so were sheltered from the wind.

I wish oh wish Summer would come!!!

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