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Police Manhunt in Highwoods Interrupts Quiet Walk

Friday, December 31, 2010

Them's the headlines folks! *grin*

Yes, you read that correctly. :-) We started off having a lovely walk, even though it is still extremely soggy underfoot. We walked up two fields, across to the woods, along the bottom woodland path, visited Grandfather (an ancient Oak Tree by a pond), and then walked down to the lake.

It was as we were circling the lake that I spotted two policemen on the opposite shore. I thought they were community police at first, though why they would be wandering about Highwoods I don't know. As we got close up I realised they were police proper, so to speak. :-)

I passed them as they headed up the hill and I then got chatting with a lady who happened to be an off-duty policewoman. As we were talking a police helicopter arrived, and it started scanning the woods. She was most intrigued as to what was happening and wandered off after the officers, presumably to find out the situation.

Sophie and I continued our walk, and as we approached a copse a Squirrel broke cover and shot across in front of Sophie, racing into the trees right in front of her. Well, you know Sophie and Squirrels. *grin* She started darting to and fro, trying to get under the trees after the squirrel, and I suddenly realised that the police helicopter was taking quite an interest in what she was up to. Sophie finally admitted defeat, and we walked on, the helicopter still hovering overhead.

As we were leaving the field we bumped into a Police Dog Handler and a high ranking officer. The Officer told me that a man had absconded from A&E during treatment and run into the woods, so they were trying to find him. He would be easy to recognise as he was covered in blood and bandages!!!

I assured the Officer that had I spotted anyone covered in blood I'd have dialled 999, and that I would keep an eye out for him. It wasn't until we were on our way down the path that I clicked that Sophie's antics with that Squirrel probably made the police in the helicopter wonder if she had spotted the missing man! had I clicked I could have tried signalling to them that she was just after a Squirrel, but how do you mime "It's OK. My dog's after a squirrel" at a police helicopter? LOL

All the way home we kept bumping into people who were speculating as to why the police were out in force, and someone said there might have been a bank robbery because all the bridges have been closed, and there were police cars and officers on foot all over the area. I don't know yet what the full story is, but if I find out I'll let you all know. Needless to state, I didn't spot the man anywhere, and I'm rather glad I didn't! :-)

So, there is no snow to speak of left at Highwoods, but despite the thaw the lake is still largely frozen at this point.



Now I plan to post this blog and then get settled into my armchair with my crochet so I can watch one of my all-time favourite films, and here I am showing my age. Rex Harrison as Dr. Doolittle! I love this film so much, and rarely get a chance to see it these days, so as one of the TV channels has kindly decided to show it I don't want to miss out. :-)

I'm working on a Aran Granny Square Blanket at the moment, and there are still a lot of squares to make. :-)
So, have a wonderful New Year's Eve, and I'll catch you all later.
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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BOVEY63 1/1/2011 10:44AM

    Now that's a walk to remember. I love your sense of humor - miming to a police helicopter.
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0309COOKIE 1/1/2011 3:04AM

    What cute pictures. Interesting story too.

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KNITTABLES 12/31/2010 8:20PM

    Wow! lots of excitement, I hope he was caught. Great pictures too!

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CARLA-216 12/31/2010 3:23PM

    Wow, I'm glad you didn't bump into the man as well! Sophie would've protected you, I'm sure. :)

The blanket you're working on sounds very pretty. I swear, I need to learn to knit and/or crochet!

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Carla

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TWOTIMESS 12/31/2010 1:48PM

    I can imagine that the fugitive won't be afoot for long, covered in blood and bandages in the freezing cold. Stay safe and warm and have a wonderful New Year's!
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CHEVY63 12/31/2010 12:35PM

    Sounds like a fun walk - and you got a good story you can share for a while!

Love the pictures, as always - especially the last one with the raccoons. We had a raccoon trying to get into our attic last year - that was interesting!

Happy New Year!

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LOVESLIFE48 12/31/2010 11:33AM

    I'm glad you didn't run into that man!! How creepy that would have been!!! Happy New Year to you!!!

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WANDAH3 12/31/2010 10:09AM

    You lead such a fun and exciting life *grin*. I'm rather glad that you didn't run into the escapee!
I hope your enjoyed your tv show last evening and managed to complete some more squares for your afghan.

Wishing you and Tara a wonderful 2011, filled with many blessings.
I'm looking forward to share next year with you.

lots of hugs,
Wanda

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SILLYHP1953 12/31/2010 10:07AM

    I bet you don't want too many walks like that! The nice peaceful ones would be just fine with me.

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ANNEMAC5 12/31/2010 9:19AM

    GRIPPING TALE. Have a happy new year and hopefully lots more interesting walks

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JHADZHIA 12/31/2010 9:00AM

    Now that was a lively walk!! Actually happy you didn't run into this guy, would have been scary!!
A cold looking place to me, stay warm and enjoy your show!
Have a great New Years! I wish you health, happiness and prosperity, now and always!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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NEW-CAZ 12/31/2010 8:54AM

    *how do you mime "It's OK. My dog's after a squirrel" at a police helicopter? *
ROFLMREO love your sense of humour and I love the pics.

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ZURDTA- 12/31/2010 8:13AM

    Ha ha - toss the nip!

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ELAOPET 12/31/2010 8:11AM

    "...but how do you mime "It's OK. My dog's after a squirrel" at a police helicopter!" OMG I loughed so hard at this! I can just imagine! They'd land the bird thinking you found the man! LOL
That was interesting but I do hope it's over so your walks can be as care free as ever!
Enjoy your film and yeah, granny stuff all that! hehehe
HAVE A HAPPY, HAPPY NEW YEAR - ALL THE BEST IN 2011!!!!
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LINDABENEDICT 12/31/2010 8:07AM

    Wow .....drama, intrigue, suspense ....good incentive to keep on walking !!!! Have a safe and peaceful New Year's eve !

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RENA1965 12/31/2010 7:59AM

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Just when you think it's safe to play on the internet....

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

...your daughter's laptop refuses to acknowledge the wi-fi and you find you are sharing your computer, and she is getting the lion's share of hours because she does so much studying and role-play online. *sigh*

We are currently in email discussion with Belkin, so please wish us luck for a speedy resolution to the problem, before we tear each others hair out! LOL

In the meantime, I have managed to keep up with my plans. I've tracked food and fitness each day so far this week, missed my water by a couple of glasses yesterday and Monday, but otherwise on track, and I've done cardio and strength training. I completed that one mile walk video again on Monday, and felt confident to tackle Leslie Sansone's two mile walk in 32 mins on Tuesday!

www.exercisetv.tv/workout-videos/wal
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Hee hee hee. I did it, even though it is rather more work than the single mile, and I followed it with upper arm strength training, and let's just say my shoulders and arms are not happy with me today! LOL Boy she works you hard on the two mile walk, but it is exhilarating to complete it though!

The great news is that the thaw has finally arrived, so I can put Leslie on the back burner for a while and go walkies in Highwoods again. It has been ten days since we were last there and both Sophie and I are sick of football and fetch in the garden now. :-)

The joy is that the snow they forecast became rain instead, so although it is very soggy underfoot, the last of the ice is disappearing fast as the temperatures remain above freezing for now. Don't we Brits love to talk about the weather! LOLOL



Tara was finally feeling well enough to venture into town today. She has REALLY suffered with these bugs, and had a relapse a few days ago, just as we thought she was out of the woods. But today we walked into town so I could pay a bill and grab a new Brita water filter, and Tara got to spend her Christmas money at long last. She did well in the sales. With 25 she bought a calendar, a diary, a DVD of Coraline, a CD -Imelda May's Mayhem album, and three playstation games for the PS2 - Classic Sonic the Hedgehog Avatar - Legend of Aang, and Happy Feet. *grin* She is a very happy bunny. :-)



Well, I'm going back to my inbox to try and catch up with a few of my friends' blogs before Tara needs to get back on here.
Take care.
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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DAVEINSEOUL 1/1/2011 12:03AM

    Nemo sure got cut - but did he come off the director's floor? LOL - too funny!

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ZURDTA- 12/31/2010 7:27AM

    Uh-oh sharing a computer with a teenager... I did that for a while too. Less said the better, I feel your frustration!!

The thaw has come to us too... all snow gone! Just like that. Phew.

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LINDABENEDICT 12/30/2010 10:04PM

    Oh nooooo........sharing a computer with a teen is a losing proposition. I know the situation well. I know all about walking with Leslie too ! Hope your weather stays nice !

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WANDAH3 12/30/2010 7:04PM

    I love the picture of the "stone" sign. That is too funny!
So glad that the snow is finally melting for you. We are still in the deep freeze here...minus 20 this morning and it didn't warm up much at all today. Made it up to minus 18! Woo Hoo!

Wishing you a wonderful new year, looking forward to sharing more of this journey with you. Thank you so much walking my journey with me.

Hugs,
Wanda
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ounds like Tara got some wonderful bargains. Hope that bug leaves her alone now for a while.

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MNOT2THICK 12/30/2010 4:04PM

    Oh I can relate. Hope your computer problems are resolved soon.

Woo Hoo and congratulations to you for staying on track.

Nemo- funny.

On another note, I love the 2 mile walk with Leslie. It is a nice little workout. emoticon

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BOVEY63 12/30/2010 10:06AM

    Love Nemo! emoticon
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SUGARBABY60 12/30/2010 2:45AM

    Neimo........Tastefully done!

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CHERIRIDDELL 12/30/2010 1:58AM

    It is a balmy minus 43 tonight so I bought myself a treat today Leslie Sansone's Walk at Home 5 dvd's and firm band and meal plan .I wish I knew if PS2 games would work over there for you cause I can get them on sale in Giant Tiger for less than a pound I'd send Tara a bunch .I have a friend who is an electronics guru in London I'll ask him. It is no good asking me we have multi-systems everything as we have been transferred back and forth with the military.One of my friends wanted to borrow my Clatteford and Life on Mars DVD's and I blithely lent them to her never realising she couldn't watch them as she only had NTSC while I had both NTSC/PAL !

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JHADZHIA 12/29/2010 8:21PM

    Sorry about your computer woes :(( Hope they get it right soon for you.. So glad Tara is up and about!
So nice you can get out again in better weather (in my books anything above freezing is balmy, shorts and T shirt weather ;))
Enjoy!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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CARLA-216 12/29/2010 7:05PM

    I've been missing you 'round here, Lex!

Good job on your indoor walkies with Leslie! Tara really made out like a bandit today spending her Christmas money. I hope she's all well soon. No more setbacks!

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SILLYHP1953 12/29/2010 6:47PM

    Oh no, not Nemo! I hope no children are on here!

I would share my computer with my daughter for homework...

That walking dvd sounds serious, glad you're getting back outside. The snow here is melting fast today.

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ELAOPET 12/29/2010 5:45PM

    Oh no! Nemo! What have they done to you! emoticon
Sharing a computer is something I would hate to have to do! So, fingers crossed here!
YEY for the walks! Nothing like moving in nature, nothing! I have said I'd run up and down 3 sets of stairs if I must, never had to. But I sure will some day, should weather turn against me.
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Boxing Day, and I'm back on form, I think. :-)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Today is the first time since before the wedding that I have tracked my food and fitness, and actually gone out of my way to exercise. After days of not managing more than a slide to the corner shop, this morning I was rudely woken by a massive cramp in my lower left leg that had me screaming in pain and got Tara shooting out of her bed to my side in a matter of seconds. It is still aching all these hours later, and I am putting it down to lack of exercise, and possibly exacerbated by the bottle of lager I drank yesterday, though I may be wrong about that.

I haven't had much trouble with cramp since I started Sparking a few months ago and was exercising daily, but the last few days have seen me mostly sat down either at the computer or in my armchair, and it never occurred to me to get Tigger or Roo out, even though we couldn't do our usual walks in Highwoods with the treacherous conditions of the pavements preventing our getting there. Funny how quickly you can revert to a sedentary lifestyle after a combination of a hectic week, a wedding, lack of sleep and then a flu bug knocking you sideways.

Well, lesson learned. :-) No more sat on my btm all day long. My Sports Bra came out of the drawer, Tigger came out of the cupboard and Roo came out from behind the sofa, and between them all I did half an hour of exercise, followed by walking a mile with Leslie Sansone.

www.exercisetv.tv/workout-videos/wal
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Actually, I'm challenging you guys who can to give this video a go. It is so much more than just walking. She warms you up, gets your heart pumping and your muscles working, then cools you down and stretches you out, and she is very encouraging. I managed to do the full twenty minutes today and it felt G.O.O.D! :-)

I'll get back to the strength exercises tomorrow. I'd been doing well working on my arms and abs etc and letting it slide the last few weeks has put me back somewhat. Still, it's never too late to get back in the swing of things, so out will come the weights tomorrow and then I'll be properly back on the wagon. If only the dratted ice will thaw so we can get out to Highwoods, my joy will be complete. *grin* Sadly, although our temps are supposed to be going above freezing over the next few days, they are also forecasting heavy snow for Tuesday as it sweeps across the country, so we could be back to Narnia for walkies very shortly. I just hope the ice melts first. *gulp* I can't remember a winter like this in my life! :-) The last time it snowed was 8 days ago, but we still have snow on the ground, although it is solid ice now. The pavements are horrendous! Shows how cold it has been all week. I stubbed my toe on what looked like snow yesterday morning when I was feeding the birds. Who knew you could do that! LOL

So, away to get my somewhat late evening meal now. Tagliatelle and ratatouille with a sprinkling of proper cheddar on top. Yummy! :-)
Have a great rest of Boxing Day!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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We finally dug Sophie's tennis balls out of the snow!





Watched Alice last night.

  
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SILLYHP1953 12/28/2010 12:13PM

    Sorry about that leg cramp, they really are painful, as you know. Thankfully I haven't had any for quite a while. I know how easy it is to get back into a sedentary lifestyle, but I finally did a 10-minute aerobic video from Coach Nicole yesterday and another 10-minute video this morning. My office had been jam packed full of empty boxes and Christmas tubs and could hardly walk through it, let alone exercise in there. But Sunday was spent clearing it out, now the spare bedroom is full! Within a few weeks it will all be up in the attic again and back to normal.

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CHEVY63 12/27/2010 7:21PM

    Good job on pulling the tigger and roo back out! You're right, it is easy to get back into a sedentary lifestyle - so you know what you need to do.

Love your pictures, as always.

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ELAOPET 12/27/2010 3:48PM

    Lucky for me, I get to workout outside! I keep my 47 stairs in our house as a back up plan ;)))
Yes, going back to all habits is just a breath away, as I well learned these days! I think I may have gained some for the first time in 8 and a half months! And I don't even care much, because it's the end of the year and when I do my inventory THIS time, man am I gonna be patting myself on a shoulder!
Dad and I considered throwing out table decorations aka cookies and cakes - in the trash today! We deceided that would be silly - so, still suffering here! LOL
Have a nice evening, hope the weather gets better soon! Very cold here, but dry!
Love the pictures! LOL

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WANDAH3 12/27/2010 9:17AM

    The weather all over are very strange this year. Our son's girlfriend left on Boxing day for the north of England to visit with family. Afton, wasn't sure that her flights were going to actual happen with all the delays and cancelations that were going on.
So glad that you and Tara are over the flu bug and feeling better.
Have a great day,
hugs,
Wanda

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JHADZHIA 12/26/2010 10:18PM

    Its calcium you have to mind for cramps, women need at least 1,000 mg a day.. Sorry about your sidewalks. I am struggling with that too. No choice but to go out, gotta work and go to my gym :(( I give thanks every time I make it safe to my destinations LOL. Work 4 out of five days this week. Busy, busy.
Nice to have you back in top form! I would try the video, but I would be old and retired by the time my poor connection downloaded that, even short you tube viseos crash it :((
Good sleeps to you tonight with no cramps!!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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BOVEY63 12/26/2010 8:22PM

    I'll bet Tigger and Roo were happy to see you.
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Glad you're feeling better - how's your salt? I cramp mostly when my salt goes down too much - lots of water and perspiring. Then I take a lick of salt (yech!) and I'm right as rain again.

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Narnia in Highwoods

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Remember when Lucy went through the wardrobe into Narnia and found that solitary lamppost in the middle of the woods?

Well, I decided that the modern equivalent is this:



A solar panel in the middle of Highwoods. Much use it will be today though, with all that snow on it. LOL

Below is a selection of my favourite photos from our walk in Highwoods today. We didn't get the early start I'd planned because I finally managed a decent night's sleep and didn't get out of bed until nearly 10 am.

Our painted doorstep. Strange, huh? I still say "Why?" *grin*:



Virgin Garden Snow:



Trees in our street:





The obligatory tunnel photo. Otherwise known as (for today anyway) Entrance to Narnia:



Other equally brave souls were about today:



Nature's Totem Pole:



Ivy kept clear of the snow:





The trees and bushes look spectacular in their winter finery:





The beauty just takes my breath away:





A couple of Lowry-style Shots:





The lake is still frozen:



Self-Portrait Having a lovely time in a hat I made using a knitting loom. :-) The bright scarf is for finding me easily if I fall in a drift! LOL



In the woods:





Civilisation, otherwise known as the Highwoods shop car park. Tara and Sophie posing for the camera, or at least trying to, until Sophie thought she saw a squirrel. LOL



This, believe it or not, is a photo of the Dipping Pond:



Berries really stand out against the snowy branches:



More tree shots as we approach the end of the woodland area:





Exiting the woods for the fields:



All the way through the woods we kept getting showered with snow as the light winds rustled the tree tops, and I got a shot of Tara as the trees had their last bit of fun as we left the woods:



Another beautifully etched tree:



This gate is grinning at us, don't you think? Look at all those teeth! LOL :-)



Finally! I get a decent shot of Tara! :-)



Preparing for takeoff!



Sophie! :-)



Tara informed me that Arians are born leaders, which is why she ventured off the lightly beaten track to lead the way across the fields for future explorers. "Wow Mum! Look how deep the snow is Mum!"



It's THIS deep!



"Come on People! Home's this way! I can smell the red paint and the Baker's Complete!" LOL





"Wait! Wait! Was that a squirrel?"



And so we say farewell to Highwoods and watch more intrepid explorers navigate the Entrance to Narnia. Good luck my friends! Stay safe, and if you see Mr. Tumnus, give him a hug from us!"



The snow had one last surprise for us as we reached our house. Look what happened to the snow that attached itself to our gate! Talk about snow sculpture!:



I hope you enjoyed our walk through Narnia Highwoods.
Have a Serene Sunday!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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CHERIRIDDELL 12/25/2010 3:27AM

    I loved the gate snow sculpture!

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CHEVY63 12/24/2010 5:32PM

    Thanks for sharing Narnia - what beautiful pictures! You have great talent with the camera!

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BOVEY63 12/20/2010 1:00PM

    Thanks for sharing Narnia with us. Mother Nature sure makes some beautiful scenery and Tara, Sophie and you are adorable in it!
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CARLA-216 12/20/2010 9:36AM

    What beautiful photos, Lexie! That sure looks like a lot of snow. That is not the norm for you guys, is it?

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SILLYHP1953 12/20/2010 8:40AM

    I'm reading your blog at work and all the pictures are missing. Our work has implemented some kind of usage restraints on our computers, but thankfully I can still access sp. I'll have to look at the pictures when I'm on my home computer, cause I know they're beautiful judging by previous pictures of your walks!
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GINGER_LOSTALOT 12/20/2010 6:03AM

    I love Narnia and I love your photos. Thank you for taking the time to create this lovely blog!

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JHADZHIA 12/19/2010 9:00PM

    Absolutely gorgeous!! Loved this beautiful walk! Lots of people about there! Not so much in our winter wonderland, too bloody cold LOL.
Hope you have another good sleep! it would be a dream to sleep into 10 am, but then I'd be late for work tomorrow LOL.
Hugs from Siberia, Saskatchewan ;),
Linda xxx

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TWOTIMESS 12/19/2010 5:24PM

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P0KERS0PH 12/19/2010 4:34PM

    I love the pic with the berries, it's so festive!
I really hope we have a white Christmas!

Looks like you got a little more than we did x

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SISSYFEB48 12/19/2010 2:46PM

    You are having quite a winter. Now you can just enjoy it and not worry since the wedding has happened! Hugs, Dawn

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NEW-CAZ 12/19/2010 1:49PM

    Stunning!
Still laughing over the doors step!

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ANNEMAC5 12/19/2010 11:26AM

    Lovely pictures and story, I am just up the road in Chelmsford but not got such a nice park near me. emoticon

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ELAOPET 12/19/2010 10:58AM

    Eeeeh, magic is much needed in deed! Thank you for magnificent pictures - I enjoyed each very much!
(I've loads of dog's behind pics as well ;)))

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WANDAH3 12/19/2010 10:32AM

    I love how you can take an ordinary day and turn it into a wonderful imaginary story. Thank you for brightening my day. I'm heading out the door soon to begin shoveling once again. Plus side...it's a Sunday and I don't have to go to work, so I can enjoy the the day.

Hugs,
Wanda

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It's snowing again.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Very, very luckily for Bryony and Rob, they flew back from Iceland last evening, getting to Rob's parents' in Horsham before the snow started in earnest. Bryony wanted a White Wedding, but with so many people needing to travel safely we kind of cancelled that wish. :-) So today she got a White Church Blessing instead. :-)

The snow did mean a number of guests didn't make it, sadly. The blessing has been organised by Rob's parents to give their extended family a chance to celebrate the wedding. Rob has a very, very, very big family. Quite a lot of them came to Devon, and many more are attending the blessing.

We were invited, but couldn't be away two weekends in a row. It wouldn't have been fair on Sophie or Anne and Pat to disappear again so soon, and it is probably just as well, because we wouldn't have been able to get home again tomorrow. Looking at the weather Bry and Rob will probably be stuck in Horsham for a day or two. Not that they'll mind I'm guessing, though Rob tells me they plan to head for Devon as long as ice isn't too much of an issue. :-)

As for me, I plan to get up bright and early in the morning to take Sophie for a walk in the snow at Highwoods. Want to get out there before all the regulars turn the place to ice. :-) This dratted cold is hanging on to me but I will not let it beat me into submission! Fresh air is good for me! So there!!! *grin*

Sophie is a major snow dog. I reckon she was a Husky in a previous life. She has been out in the garden several times in the last few hours, and is now sitting sulking by the back door because I'm ignoring her wanting to go out yet again! I am so mean to that dog! LOL

Here's something amusing...

A council worker came through my gate and knocked on the door today. When I answered the door he was on his knees in the snow painting my doorstep red! I told him to go for it, but that I didn't want the back doorstep done, and left him to it.

So sad a sight to see this guy going door to door in the snow with the soul purpose of painting doorsteps. :-) I have one question... Why? Not why is it a sad sight, but why are the council spending money painting doorsteps? *shakes head in disbelief*

So, that is me for another day. I'm getting so little sleep currently that I'm exhausted. When I do sleep I seem to be planning a wedding in my dreams, though for the life of me I can't understand why! :-)

Well, to sleep, perchance to actually sleep and not dream about weddings. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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SILLYHP1953 12/20/2010 8:37AM

    When you find out the reason for painting doorsteps red, please let me know. You'd think they'd wait for better weather, too. It brought the image to mind from the Old Testament of painting lamb's blood on the door.

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SCREWIE 12/19/2010 12:05PM

    Oh, when he's finished with the doorsteps, please send him over to mine. He can do the place up while I'm away :)))

Glad everyone's safely back!

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ZURDTA- 12/19/2010 10:41AM

    Well, the council is a mystery in the way it works... very strange indeed. We got snow now... serious stuff that snowed us in and we live next to a main road. Cripes!! Brits and weather eh??

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CARLA-216 12/19/2010 10:16AM

    I'm glad the newlyweds made it back before the airport closed!

It's cute how a lot of dogs seem to love being out in the snow. Charlie runs in it and licks it and seems extra puppyish in the snow.

I hope your cold takes a hike real soon. Darned things are so annoying! And I hope you get some really good sleep soon, wedding dream-free!

xoxo
Carla

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TWOTIMESS 12/19/2010 1:51AM

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If that guy who paints the doorsteps has a free monment, he's welcome to come here to the sunny South. I have a few things that need fixing!

Hope your cold departs soon and that your dreams are wedding free!

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CHERIRIDDELL 12/19/2010 12:12AM

    Lexie I have been snowed in this week and it is still snowing .True I swear was a dingo in another life as she does not like the cold.Of course I was probably a warm weather beastie too!My friend in Derby was sending me photos of how bad their weather was until I sent her one of my back garden LOL she then emailed asking if I wanted to come and sunbathe!I had to lean on my door to get the door open so True could go out and do her business and True had to tunnel out like Moley in wind in the willows!Trust me she didn't go far!

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BOVEY63 12/18/2010 10:30PM

    Mother Nature can sure change plans in a hurry can't she?
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Enjoy your walk at Highwoods with Sophie.
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ELAOPET 12/18/2010 5:47PM

    I just went on a little trip google style - you live in cute places, you and your family and Sophy! :)
And the whole painting doorsteps red - so very cute! (not important why, just cute that they care about stuff like that)
You have a good night, dream all the weaddings you like, just keep the smile on :D
PS - Ela has some issues lately - poor thing has a hard time during hollidays, firecrackers, fireworks...all that plus dog hearing - not a friendly combo. I feel so sorry for her, she even barked today, she got so startled :(

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NEW-CAZ 12/18/2010 5:28PM

    Only in the UK could council workers go out to paint doorsteps LOL.
Sorry the blessing plans went slightly askew because of the darn weather- such a shame.
I think we're in for "severe weather" til after Crimbo Lex, Heathrow has been closed all day- feel sorry for those wanting to get away for the holidays. Just as well Bryony and Rob got back when they did.

Love the pics
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KNITTABLES 12/18/2010 5:22PM

    I hope you get to sleep and sleep well without the dreams of a wedding. I am not sleeping again. So I know how exhausting you feel. I love seeing dogs having fun in the snow. Take care on your walk with Sophie. emoticon

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 12/18/2010 5:20PM

    Let me guess. You don't live in the Us. But I loved your blog and the jokes but I really, really love the background on your page. It is beautiful.
Erin

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