Saturday, 3 March 2018

Photo diary: week 9 (project 365)

Last week will go down in our history as the Snowmageddon. For me, a child of snowy Russia, it is strange that life stops here, with even a relatively small amount of snow. I know all the "buts" and all excuses as to why the UK is never prepared for an emergency like snow, but it doesn't make much sense.
When I was a child, we were expected to go to school even at -27C. If this low temperature was accompanied by a strong wind, you were allowed to stay at home, but then everyone was outside, playing in the snow.
I can't comprehend why it's impossible to have a small fleet of snowploughs and gritters somewhere in the hangars, exactly for these situations. Surely closing down schools, shops, businesses is more costly than keeping snow-clearing vehicles.

But back to our week.
On Sunday I wasted spent a lot of time, helping my husband with filming a video for his campaign, and didn't take any photos. But on Monday I took a lot, so I'm slightly cheating and posting two Monday photos in the photo diary.
This week I had my big round birthday. We went out for dinner on Monday, rather than on my actual birthday, because Sash was staying overnight in his respite centre.
Eddie and I went to Oxford, where we met with my husband and we had dinner at The Alchemist with our close friends. Read all about it in my post on The Alchemist, Oxford.

While waiting for the bus to Oxford, Eddie and I discussed the issue about which idiot decided that putting benches like that at the bus stop was a good idea. I presume it is to prevent the unfortunates to sleep on benches. But all they did is prevented everyone else from sitting on them. These are the most pointless benches.


This is one of a few photos of Eddie and me at The Alchemist. It was dark inside.


On Tuesday I inspected the garden, which was covered with a thin layer of snow. It was strange to see crocuses, snowdrops and hellebore in the snow.


More cold and snow on Wednesday, but the schools were open. I worked on Eddie's outfit for the next day's World Book Day. He wanted to go to school dressed up as Greg Heffley from Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I made a tshirt for him, drawing pictures on both sides with a fabric pen. He was very pleased with his outfit. I also made a mask for him.



The snow level was increasing, and both schools requested that kids should be taken home early. Eddie was happy to play with his LEGO toys by the window.


No School on Friday, yippee, very happy boy here. He made snow angels in the garden, and we looked at all the snow trails left by birds and some mystery creatures, which we couldn't quite figure out.


We decided to brave the wet snow today, as we needed to do grocery shopping. Stopped by at Gregg's but they didn't have any deliveries today, so no sausage rolls for us. We went to Costa next door.
I had a latte and a slice of banana bread, while Eddie wanted a chocolate cornflake nest.


How was your week? Were you snowed under?


28 comments:

  1. Some lovely photos! He looks like he is enjoying making the snow angel! #365

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    1. Thank you, Naomi! He was delighted with the snow. :)

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  2. It has been very difficult for shops to get through deliveries, all our local garages had also run out of fuel.
    Hope you enjoyed your birthday night out.
    I agree the benches seem pointless,and wow at your art work on the tee shirt

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    1. Thank you, Elaine! I had a lovely evening with friends and two of my men. :) That bench just makes me swear quietly under my breath.

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  3. hahaha! Those benches really do look pointless.
    We've had tons of snow here and 3 days off school.

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    1. Lucky you, we've only had a day and a half off school. :)

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  4. I remember when I first heard about those benches and I just thought it was so sad someone thought about doing that. People can be so cruel.The snow angel looks fab. #365

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    1. Thank you, Fee. That bench is sad and totally unacceptable.

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  5. We have some bus stops like that although most have normal benches - it's a ridiculous idea. Impressed with your T shirt art work.

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    1. Thank you, Erica! I feel like getting in touch with the local council and give them a piece of my mind.

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  6. Happy 'round birthday' to you. The Wimpy Kid Tshirt looks amazing. Love the snow angel picture.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! Eddie was very happy with his tshirt.

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  7. Some lovely photos of Eddie. I love Gregg's sausage rolls. They take me back to my uni days

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    1. Thank you, Emma, I think they are pretty good, though I hardly ever eat them, but Eddie loves them.

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  8. I totally agree re those benches, not much good for old people. That tshirt is fab

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    1. Thank you, Alison! The tshirt was a big hit with Eddie.

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  9. I think you had more snow than we did. Love your Wimpy Kid. I'll be joining you in the rounded number club next month, 68 was a good vintage clearly #365

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    1. We should meet in Oxford one day, and have a good chat with a cup of coffee, if you're up to it.

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  10. Fortunately, it wasn't too snowy round here although it was bitterly cold! Hope you had a lovely birthday. x #project365

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    1. Thank you, Siobhan! I had a nice birthday, though kept it relatively quiet, as I don't like big do-s.

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  11. It is quite laughable how the UK can't deal very well with snow! Hope you enjoyed your birthday?

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    1. Thank you, Mandi! My birthday went well, and I got lots of lovely presents.

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  12. The photo of the flowers in the snow is stunning! I hope they survived the cold weather... #project365

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    1. Thank you! They survived the first round, but this morning we woke up to another smattering of snow. sigh

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  13. Hope you had a great birthday. Hope did your other son cope with the school closures and the snow?

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne! Sash wasn't over too happy, as it was a change of his routine, though he was excited about the snow.

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