Wednesday, 1 December 2010

No nutcracker

Thanks so much for all your well wishes for my poor old husband trapped on a train for over 12 hours, he made it safely back home at 1.30 pm this afternoon.

But away from the chaos, I have had a lovely day. We got the coveted window seat in our favourite cafe as not many people had made the journey into town, had lovely warming meals and frothy cappuccinos, later we drank hot chocolate and shared a brownie before heading back out. With all the snow falling we embraced the season and did some christmas shopping then struggled home with our bags full of gift wrap and my best purchase of the day, a huge net of shiny mixed nuts in their shells. Slight problem. No nutcracker in the house.

Now the snow is really coming down but it looks perfect for a evening winter walk, I love the silence that the snow provides, so we are going to get out there to take advantage of our very own Narnia. While the snow is untouched. Stay safe x

14 comments:

Hope Ava said...

A snowy landscape always makes me think of Narnia...I'm glad I'm not the only one! Sounds like a lovely day. Too bad about the nuts...I saw the sweetest vintage nutcracker on etsy the other day shaped like a squirrel!

Cheers!
Hope Ava

Magpie Mimi said...

I find a pestle and mortar works as an alternative to a nutcracker!

Love the silence of snow too and when it's got that slightly cotton wool sound when you step on it!

Mo Pie, Please said...

Sounds so lovely! The perfect December night! I'm so glad he made it home safely!

Abigail said...

I agree with Mimi one hundred percent about the silence and sounds of snow! I keep hearing on satellite radio (BBC Radio 1) about how much snow you all have! They make it sound like a nuisance, but you make it sound beautiful (perhaps a beautiful nuisance)!

simply blythe said...

glad he's home safe and sound, that you're enjoying each other's company and the weather.

katiecrackernuts said...

What a commute. And I complain about my daily commute of two hours each way. Poor thing. Bet he was glad to be home too.

I've never walked in snow. Strange thing not to, I guess.

inkala images said...

Your winter wonderland conjures up such lovely images (along with your pretty photos)...and to share the simple pleasures of it all with a loved one...bliss indeed.

May the snow fall lightly as you stroll...

Ingrid x

Malle said...

A very easy way to open hazelnuts is (if you have a hammer), put the nut up-side down, so the pointy top i directed upwards, then with just a little force hammer the pointy top. The shell will brake in two and the nut will (almost always) be whole! And it's great fun. :)

red ticking said...

sooo sorry to hear about your husband being stranded... thank goodness he is home safe and sound...

the snow sounds wonderful... i cannot wait to be home in colorado for christmas... and hoping for lots of it!
xx

Mamabear said...

I just LOVE your blog. The images are so pretty!

Pinecone Camp said...

Stuck on a train for 12 hours? Yikes. i wish we would get a little Narnia action here in Vancouver. Where is the snow?
Have a good weekend. Love your header by the way.

Fen and Ned said...

Hope you enjoyed your walk. I'm usually grumpy about the snow but I really enjoyed it yesterday, we live opposite a huge field and me and my daughter where the only one's running across it, like being in a huge sea of marshmellow! Glad you had a nice day after the stress of the train madness x

Kelly said...

glad your husband is okay! sounds like you had a great day : ) enjoy the winter wonderland!

Lobster and swan said...

Thanks for all your comments, and the nut cracking tip Malle!