Wednesday, 6 January 2010


Knitwits Yarns

Today it snowed in West Cornwall! I realise, obviously, that most of the rest of the country has been blanketed in the white stuff for several days, if not weeks, now. However, here in the far West it's a relatively unusual event so everything grinds to a halt. The boys are delighted - one day back at school, one day at home - hey, this must be good! They did promise this morning that they would a) remove the Christmas tree and decorations and b) do some work but no sign of either so far. What we have had though is:

a very large snow ball being pushed by G;

a snow wall across the lane so no-one could get out and, specifically, no-one could get taken to school. (Snow wall didn't go down so well with some of the neighbours, by the way.)

Igloo construction. I like to think that, in some small way, this constitutes some form of education for the day. It's not as easy as it looks, apparently.

Evidently the plan was for T (on right) to remain inside the igloo and then bash a hole through to crawl out. Not sure if this is how the eskimos do it but, this is a Cornish igloo. The problem is that the roof keeps caving in - they're still at it now - stubborn (like their mother!). T did want to sleep in it but FB pointed out that if it melted it would all land on him and kill him so he's abandoned that idea and will sleep in his bed.

We also had glorious views - if you look carefully you can see St Michael's Mount in the background.

Oh happy day!

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