I was expecting to have a pretty snowy scene and delayed taking my photos! I did get 10 mins of very heavy snow and managed to catch that for this scene.
The other favourite for Emma is a 'choosing tea' otherwise known as a buffet. My mum always does a buffet or restaurant meal to celebrate birthdays and this was the one for the girls birthday at the weekend. I forgot to take a photo until the locusts had already cleared a large portion!
Sky view- evening sky which looks a bit wintery!
Favourite place to visit- my parents house for the birthday tea. I still call this home! It's where I was born and still feels like going home to me!
The present view of their house. They were having the brickwork repointed and the builder said that the front actually had structural damage. They had to have a report done by the insurance company who said it WASN'T subsidence- which would have been covered and therefore paid for. It was caused by the builder- who owned a house at the top of this lane using substandard building material- and my parents house is at the bottom of the lane and therefore had the dregs of the building materials! They also used less cement than required- which has eroded over the years- and has lime in which the birds like to peck which also adds to the damage. My dad WAS a builder- and probably should have had this looked at years ago- but it's been getting worse. Anyway- the work has commenced- and the inspector came round (his initial report cost another £500) and on this visit he said that the chimney was also precarious and that has had to come down aswell. It is a total nightmare- but hopefully if the weather calms down a bit- this will be completed in a couple of weeks.
This is a familiar view at my mum's after Christmas- she always has an Amarylis- I remember the very first one which seemed to just be a stalk and some leaves for such a long time. They always make me think of my mum- and her summer speciality is an Agapanthus which she first spotted in Cornwall. The first one she ever had - flowered whilst we were in Cornwall on holiday and her best friend had to take a photo of it- so she didn't miss the display!
Daily Snappers- Square.
Emma declared this the best card ever- her favourite Laurel and Hardy!
Favourite outfit- Holly's New Year Deely Boppers!