Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 159 #Snowmaggedon2018


“Kindness is like snow. It beautifies everything it covers.” – Khalil Gibran

Well, we had to think about snow this week, didn’t we Spidey!

Having been stuck inside pretty much all week, not only because I was signed off with my arm injury, but because we got a whole lotta snow, courtesy of The Beast from the East at the beginning of the week, and Storm Emma at the tail end, snow just had to figure.

And this was just a perfect quote.

When you look outside and see the blanket of white covering the world, even the ugliest of scenes is transformed into a thing of beauty.

Equally, a drop of kindness into a puddle of unhappiness can make such a difference to a person.

Your simple smile or hello could change the thoughts of a person in the depths of loneliness. An offer to help out with someone’s shopping bags, or popping over to a neighbour in bad weather, to make sure they are okay, it all casts a brighter light on the other person’s day.

Random Acts of Kindness – something that spread like wildfire a couple of years back.

Why should it be simply a hashtag, a phase?

We should try to drop these acts of kindness every day.

They should really be second nature, not a deeply thought out act.

Kindness is in us all.

It is not something that has to cost money. Just a little time and energy. And believe me, you’ll feel richer yourself for helping someone.


Go on – make someone happy today, what kind act will you perform? In fact, not just today, everyday!

Stay positive 🙂

Happy Sunday Peeps!

#SoCS Mar 3/18 – Fine

Linda’s prompt for SoCS this week…

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “fine.” Use it any way you’d like, bonus points if you use it as the last word of your post. Have fun!

Well, y’all know that we’ve been battling all these storms this week in lil ole’ UK…

Nothing fine about the way things were handled…

The Beast from the East came and disabled most of the South East, the East and Scottish at the beginning of the week.

“Yay!” Said the kids, “Snow days!”

A few centimetres of snow and shutdown occurred! All the schools were closed. Trains and buses cancelled. The roads were chaos. People were stuck on motorways overnight as they got stuck.

Then that cheeky storm, Emma, snuck in from the south and created more havoc in the South West and Wales too!

For the first time in history, (I think) there were red weather warnings raised in Scotland and the South West due to snow. If you don’t know, that means risk to life if you were to venture out! Eek! We were told some places could get up to 50 centimetres!!!!!

Us here in the South East were stuck with the remnants of the Tuesday and Wednesday falls, slowly turning to slush and ice.

Due to the warnings regarding the approaching storm, schools were closed again Thursday and Friday (snow day? More like Snow WEEK!) so the kids were in heaven!

Thursday saw no new substantial snow, but Friday afternoon brought another deluge, thanks to lovely Emma!

All this white stuff is lovely… but what’s the point when it’s that awful powdery stuff that is so fine, it doesn’t stick together, so you can’t make a decent snowball, let alone a snowman!

The kids have tried really hard to make them. The first lot of snow was great. Lil Princess made a three-tier one.


Yesterday, Hubby Dearest ventured out with Lil Man, hoping to make something bigger, but to no avail. They tried and tried but the dang snow just wouldn’t stay together. They ended up with a pile of snow, rather than a figure of any sort… a snow mountain!

On Friday we ventured out to my in-laws house, as we hadn’t been out.

There are no other kids here so the garden’s snow content was largely untouched, apart from the path my father-in-law had painstakingly cleared, from the house to the garage… (three times so far).

Lil Man was in heaven!

He went out, determined to make something, and make something, he did!

A snow penguin!


What do you reckon? I think he did just fine!

Catch ya later Peeps!

Happy Saturday Peeps!

One-Liner Wednesday – #1LinerWeds – ‘Snow Way!

“#Snowmaggedon2018 is here!” – Ritu

I know it’s meant to be one line, but you know me, I do tend to break rules!

The whole time I’ve been blogging, I have wished for the kind of snow that requires a snow day or two. Christmas with the white stuff would be so good!

Well, (not the Christmas bit) my wish came true! The Beast From The East is the gift that keeps on giving!

Woke today to another few inches. Whiteout!

The kids’ schools are closed. Hubby Dearest can’t risk going to work because of the small country lanes he has to traverse to get there… so Snow Day it is!

And me? Well, as you know, I was signed off this week anyway, so any chance of R and R … all gone!

Here is the scene this morning!

Let’s see what Storm Emma brings tomorrow….!

For Linda’s #1LinerWeds Challenge.

#Snowmaggedon2018 – In addition to injury report #4098

(Warning… Instagram heavy post!)

I’ll start with the injury report, shall I?

Well, you know I was incapacitated last week? (fell over, well actually, tripped over a chair, totally my fault, in the classroom at the end of the day on Friday, and ended up with a suspected fracture on my elbow!) I had the follow-up appointment on Monday, and after a three-hour wait (eek!) and another x-ray, the doctor decided it was not a fracture, but a severe sprain, and muscular injury.

I left with a sick note excusing me from work for a week, then reduced duties for the following two… and a rather fetching sling!


So I’m not at work… but I was kinda gutted, we had World Book Day on Thursday, and a visit from a dentist in the nursery on Friday too… And I  wouldn’t be there…

But… I could rest, in peace, for a few days at least!


You know this big storm, the Beast from the East? All Siberian blasts and low low windchill factors? Well, it was due to hit last night, and we were rather let down by its efforts before bed. The kids were praying for a snow day, I knew Hubby Dearest wouldn’t be able to get to his work either…

And we woke to this…

After an agonising hour wait, I found that Lil Princess’s (and my) school was shut due to dangerous driving conditions, but Lil Man, well his school are just obviously oblivious to snow, and they were Open As Usual.

Packed a stroppy tween off with his daddy to be dropped off, and settled down for a relatively restful day with him on his laptop, working for home, and Lil Princess trying to make slime, or watch videos!

Sonu Singh had a visit to the garden too. He wasn’t sure of the white stuff at first, sniffing it, touching it, then ending up on his hind legs trying to get away, before jumping back inside!

Then he had another go, and decided snow wasn’t too bad!

The snow had stopped falling but it started up again, covering any tracks that had been made previously…

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It's coming down again! #thebeastfromtheeast #snowiscoming

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Then at 11am, we got a call from Lil Man… they had taken the decision to close his school too! Hubby Dearest ventured out, car slipping and sliding along the way, to pick up our first born!

Firmly ensconced back in the house with chip shop chips as lunch, it was time to enjoy Snow Day!

So, I am sat inside, after venturing out to take some photos, and will be enjoying this Snow inside, while the others go mad out there!

Week off? Peace? Unlikely! We have more due tonight, and then the kind folks south of us are sending in another storm, labelled Emma where there may be MORE snow on Thursday and Friday!

Oh well!

Here are some more photos for you to enjoy!

Scroll along on the one below, there are a few shots!

And last but not least… Do You Wanna Build A Snowman???

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Obligatory snowman #snowmaggedon2018 #thebeastfromtheeast #snowman

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So, let’s see what the rest of the week holds! Not much rest for me, but I’ll be trying! Enjoy Peeps, and stay safe!

My interactive peeps!

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