Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Weather woes!

Well we woke up on Monday morning to another 2 inches of snow turning everything white again and low lying cloud attempting to dump more snow on us. This meant that it took about an hour to go to work as everyone was crawling in it…most frustrating. In contrast yesterday was a bit foggy and misty again, but at least there was no more snow and it took 20 minutes to get into work. Things were even thawing a bit creating these massive icicles on most houses. Our longest icicle is now 2 feet and growing!
However, this morning it was lethal sheet ice everywhere and the walk to the car was decidedly treacherous…Alex decided he had had enough and had to be carried. I don’t really blame him as it was horrid. Fortunately he decided that he would walk back this evening despite it actually snowing and being dark. As a result of the ice there were several accidents in Sheffield reducing everyone to crawling speed on the main roads so we took 1.5 hours to get into work. Ridiculous. I will be very glad when things warm up a bit. I have only had time in the evenings to complete one scrapbook page so far, but it does actually fit with several themes this week. It follows the Pencil Lines sketch for this week, is excessively pink and girly so fits with the CCC challenge, uses my new scrapbook papers so fits with the crafty cardmakers challenge (OK so it isn’t a card!) and just about fits with the recipe challenge on Spoonfull of Sugar (3 designer papers (Basic gray x2 (one matting the main photo) and Sandylion), 3 buttons, 3 flowers (there is a sneaky extra flower) and one ribbon (I cut it in half and used it in two places)) although I have then added massively to the recipe with a number of over the top embellishments! The title is ‘Race for Life’ and the ribbon, medal and title are memorabilia from the day. The journaling reads ’12 women from the Medical School joined 6,000 others for Sheffield’s Race for Life on 12th June 2009. Between the 12 of us we raised over £1000 for CRUK. I did the race as a pushchair push with Alex as the only boy participating. He was very good, encouraging me to run from time to time and we finished the course (5km) in a respectable 45 minutes – not bad considering the heat and those pink lab coats!’
Stay safe everyone and have a great rest of the week.


lari scrap said...

I love your layout!

LazyKay said...

I just saw on our local news that you're having a bad time of it weather wise. All our snow's gone so we're lucky.

Lovely layout and great photos, esp the one with Alex and the snowflakes falling.


Rhayne said...

I love your layout! It's great that you included the ribbon :o)

Pencil Lines DT Co-Ordinator said...

love your snow photos! we havnt had much snow here :(

Love your layout for Pencil Lines

The Crafty Den said...

What a gorgeous layout. The pics are brilliant and the colour scheme is definitely girly! Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Jack said...

Great page, and well done you for doing the race for life.
Jack (Crafty Cardmakers)