Happy Thanksgiving!

I was awoken at 5am by my conversational partner for light philosophical discourse.

“What’s that noise, mummy?”
“Is it morning, mummy?”
“Why’s it still dark, mummy?”

Eventually we got out of bed as I wanted to give Alex the chance of a lie in till 7am. We played games, checked on the snow (still there) and made breakfast. Pre-dawn starts really aren’t that bad as long as you fully embrace them.


After a Thanksgiving grocery store run (I drove *high five*) we suited up for a snow ball fight. Imagine ewoks with snowballs and you get the picture. They have to run up close to throw to hit.





Alex got them goggles as part of their winter kit, mainly for snowball fights and sledging but good in blizzards. Surely, we won’t be out in blizzards you say – HA! When a drive way needs cleared or the Pingus feel the need to be at one with the snow we will be out.
Over kill or hedging our bets against a trip to urgent care only time will tell.

Since the girls are little we can’t get away with one big meal so we had a lovely salmon dish for lunch (pomegranates and Orange marinate) and braised chicken in coconut milk for dinner. In between the two meals we managed some collective down time around the table. I sewed, the girls built and Alex shopped.


It was a pretty good day here, on our adopted holiday and I hope everyone had a relaxing Thanksgiving.

And so it begins


It snowed. Only a wet inch or so but enough to shovel, make foot prints and a snow gruffalo.





There were tears over there not being enough snow for a castle to sit in but reassurances that there will be more snow to come. The season has only just begun.



What a sky! It promises to snow all tomorrow and I believe it.

We got out for a nice long bike ride-walk today. It’s really an hour of alfresco whys but fun nether the less. Fingers crossed for the snow tomorrow. Enough for igloo building or just foot prints?

A break in freezing temperatures

Today it was freakishly warm, oh so warm that we could have not worn fleeces and water proof pants but where is the fun in that.

I drove us to the play park. A super straight forward drive, and an empty car park so no parking issues. After all that time spent practicing parallel parking am I ever going to do it for real? (No, never ever!)

Anyway, the park was fun. Nomi and Zoey were so happy, grateful and excited it was as if I’d driven them to IKEA. Though they did pull me up on the lack of car picnic. It’s going to be nice going places during the week.

The weather was so mild I told the girls that we’d have to go out in the afternoon so I could rake the back garden and fill up the leaf compost pen again. They opted to draw in their tree top house whilst a wake of turkey vultures circled overhead.





Assuming there’s some road kill to draw that many vultures together or perhaps they are just home for the holidays.

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