Yes, good old Charlie Boy can always be relied on to find the warmest spots when it's cold outside. Because here in the old smoke, it's really cold outside!
This was the scene on Tuesday, yes snow in November, who would have thought it? Two days later and the snow has continued to fall. Brrrrrr.
The view outside is attractively snowy but it's better to look at than actually experience! I've been holed up indoors as much as possible.
Whilst the car remains abandoned in the drive, there have been snowy trips in boots and many many layers of warm clothing to fetch the Munchkin from school, on the way visiting the post office to send off quilts to awaiting new homes. There's been the odd amusing little scene here and there to keep our spirits up...
But today, the website informed us that school is shut so the Munchkin's wellies have been abandoned in the porch and Vorey is not venturing outside!
No thank you, I'm staying put on my alpaca cushion, thank you very much!
Vorey and I have been in the Den pretty much most of the time. Aside from getting on with some essential crafting, here we can admire the view and watch the birds tucking into all the windfall apples out in the garden. Mr foxy has been braving the snow, too.
What better time could there be to get my own cosy calico quilt finished? At least that was my intention...
If it's not Vorey hampering my progress whilst I'm trying to machine quilt, it's Jacky Ginger whilst I'm hand sewing the binding!
And this morning whilst I finished off the hand sewing in bed (aaahh, a luxury I know), I had not one but two furry ginger friends!
The plummeting temperatures have brought about a thaw in the Gingers' relationship and they snuggle together for furry warmth!
The Munchkin is obviously as pleased as punch to be at home and we are not short of things to do. His favourite advent calendar has made a timely appearance.
There's much listening to tunes on the jukey.
What else could it be?
...but I'm gonna be warm this Winter!
Well, we definitely will be cosy now that my calico quilt is finished. No possibility for a big "washing line" reveal at this time of year, though.
But fear ye not, it seems it is doing its job already.
The Munchkin has found a snuggly spot for some topical reading.
Or is that snoozing?!