Monday, 18 January 2010

January brings .....

January brings the snow, Makes our feet and fingers glow. And it certainly did what a strange month, weather wise, we're having so far, here in Cornwall.

New Year's day was spent on Looe beach, very cold but bright blue skies but by 7pm it had started to snow we only had a sprinkling but Lily was delighted when she woke up the next day.
Then we had more so much that we were stranded in the village for most of the week.
Eventually it started to turn to slush in the village, but there was still plenty on the moors.




Then a few days later an eerie freezing fog descended on us for the day.



Then came the rain & flooding on Friday night/ Saturday but by Sunday we were back at Looe in the sunshine.


So when I wasn't weather watching I was signing up to a couple of challenges. Debbie has started a country heart and home cooks 52 week recipe challenge. The first recipe was for the most delicious carrot cake you can try it out here I haven't made the second recipe of mushroom soup yet but will do soon.
I've also signed up to Stephanie at Loft Creations no strings attached challenge, you make string blocks using fabric or scraps that you already have in your stash then make them into whatever you like aiming to have one or more projects finished by June 30th. I haven't made any string blocks before so I'm looking forward to doing this.

14 comments:

Floss said...

Happy New/Snowy/Soggy/Wonderful Year to you!

I've joined the string quilt challenge too, which really will be a first for me. I have an idea, but it's not taken any physical form yet...

bellaboo said...

Loved your snowy pictures!Hope this year will be full of fun and dreams come true!

Bellaboo

VintageVicki said...

I think I need to add Looe on my list of places to visit - looks lovely :)

funkymonkey said...

Fantastic photos that sum up the weather we've been having. Enjoy your crafty challenge.

Tracey

Serenata said...

Lovely pictures, you have captured the incredible weather changes perfectly.

I'm doing the string quilt challenge as well, although haven't started anything yet - still in the procrastination stage!

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Hope your challenges go well! The carrot cake looks yummy.

Love your pictures of the crazy weather, and even with snow I feel a pang of wanting to visit lovely cornwall again soon. Oh to be beside the sea. Your little one certainly looked as if she was enjoying herself in all that snow!

MBBx

A Country Girl said...

I have happy family memories of crabbing at Looe a couple of years ago. And then eating pasties!
We have fog here in Suffolk today - very gloomy.

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Happy new year. Love the photos.

Florence and Mary said...

Your cake looks DELICIOUS!

Victoria x

maryannlucy said...

Lovely Looe - what a beautiful part of the world you live in. Lovely photos - weird weather!!

The Vintage Kitten said...

Lovely photos, what a beautiful part of the world. Your cake looks delicious X

Cally's Cottage said...

Mmm, the carrot cake looks delicious- I will be trying that out on a friend on Friday!
Warm Wishes,
Cally x

Kitty said...

OH what beautiful photographs. I was pretty sick of the snow after about 10 days, I must admit. I'm quite glad it's gorn! x

Country Style Living said...

Lovely pictures! You are so lucky to live in Cornwall!