Friday, December 14, 2007

Oh Baxter, you are my little gentleman, I'll take you to foggy london town...



Today, we suspected that it was winter. As promised, the weather has turned cold, and while there is no snow about, there sure is a lot of frost, ice, and the occasional fog.

There is certainly no rushing about these days. The ice covers the ground in a seriously dangerous way (although it does make things sparkle very nicely) and short, baby steps make everyone look ridiculous. The icy conditions do help to romanticise Christmas- and while it will be a miracle if we do get a 'white Christmas', it is quite exciting to walk past completely frozen puddles, partially frozen ponds, and pretending to smoke a cigarette whenever I breathe out (it's childish I know, but I just can't seem to stop it).



We're trying give our apartment some Christmas cheer to make up for the fact that we're not going to be around family this year- we have a surprising number of presents already. Only 12 days to go!



S.

13 comments:

bitingmidge said...

REALLYnice foggy pic too BTW, and the chap in the pic looks quite warm all things considered. ;-)
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Shelley said...

Sorry Pa, I didn't mean to get rid of that completely.

The foggy photo was taken on our way to school yesterday morning. Gotta love that sunshine!

Anonymous said...

It might be cold and frosty outside but you have succeeded with the Christmas cheer. Who needs a live tree!! Jo (also known as' Mum')

Stacey said...

Cool tree dudes!

ab said...

I can't see my parcels under your tree, wait, there still under mine!!! They're coming promise!!

ab said...

mum and I are debating - is the tree paper or quilted???

Anonymous said...

Loving the tree Shelley! Maybe you can help me make one next year!? - Kristy

Shell said...

Due to the lack of both time, and a sewing machine, I will admit hat the tree is Paper. Easy to assemble- and cheap!

Mummy said.. said...

I win, you can't fool a quilter from way back...

Mummy said.. said...

I win, you can't fool a quilter from way back...

zobo the hobo said...

i'm jealous of those presents! LOVIN the hobo tree!! it's craftanoon worthy!

Shell said...

I'll agree to the craftanoon bit, but hobo?

Helen | Pepperina Press said...

The tree is paper and it's next to the phone? I'd be tempted to write messages on it.

Or wait, is that an intercom thingy?

Jules is looking very cool in the mist. Very London. (I gave you that hat Jules! Extra special!)