Monday, 2 February 2009

I love the snow!!

Out the back!

Woo, who else had mega amounts of snow??? We live in Surrey, just on the border of London and when we have snow, it is normally pitiful and has disappeared within an hour. Today was very very different!! As I went to bed last night, there was a good few inches on the ground and I was all excited but when I went out of the house at 6 this morning (I was meant to be going to the gym before work!!), there was a foot of snow!!! Because we were up and out so early, no one had stepped on the fresh snow and it looked like something out of Narnia! It was so pretty, I didn't want anyone to step on it!!! That didn't last long!!

Our road

Hubby tried first to get his car out and it was not looking good, there was way too much snow on the ground and the cars were going no where. He is never someone who takes a day off work willy nilly and it was killing him not being able to to work. The trains and buses were also not running!! I was very lucky that I worked from home on Friday so it meant I had my work laptop with me and could work from home today...looking out the window at people playing in the snow was killing me but I had loads to do!!

Out the front

There was an ambulance in trouble so hubby and I decided to go and help push. Isn't it amazing how the community really comes together on days like today. In London, no one looks at each other let alone talks to each other and today was just so different. We were all rallying around trying to get the ambulance out and then later when I tried to move my car and it got completely stuck in snow, strangers put their shopping down to help! At lunch time I decided to walk in to town and pop to the bank (which was closed!!) and everyone was walking in the middle of the road, in the tire tracks and people were smiling, laughing and was a lovely sight!

Me after pretending to hubby that I was going to do a
snow angel and instead, he pushed me in a mount of snow!!

Hubby kept saying that it was crazy that the world stops when we have a bit of snow and as much as I agree, it is also because we very rarely have this much snow (last time was at least 13 years ago apparently but I would have said much more in London!!) and so the contingencies are not really there!! We are not as equipped as Scotland for example where they have snow a lot in the winter months!

Starburst necklace
Lampwork by Becky Fairclough, freshwater pearls and Sterling Silver

I think the funniest thing of the day was a phone call from my mum early this morning. She called to talk about the snow (as everyone has been today!!) and she said that she was awake at 3 a.m. this morning and she looked out the window and there was some teenagers making a giant mans bit (you know what I am talking about!!). She said when she saw it finished today it was about 7 feet tall and everyone was stopping and laughing when they saw it. I have never ever heard my mum say the P word and it was very amusing!! I then had update reports on people taking photos of it and then people knocking it down!!!!

Wild @ Heart
Lampwork by Becky Fairclough and Sterling Silver

Right, back to the jewellery, only 2 items to show you today and these were items I made at the end of last year but never put on my website!!! I am already falling very behind on my New Years Resolutions of making more and posting more!!!


K S Jewellery Designs said...

Hi Kelly - just to say I have really been enjoying following your blog. Your jewellery is beautiful and I really like the way you always give credit to the bead artists you use.
Shame the snow is slowly melting - will that be it for another 18 years?!
Kristin :)

Kebo Jewellery said...

Thanks so much Kristin, that is so nice of you to say.

I adore lampwork and even when on a beady ban, I still sneak a few in...and then look at them for months at a time before I am brave enough to use them as I want to do them justice!!

I think this was the best snow fall I have ever seen in my 32 years on this earth. I am still looking at it out the window and mesmerised by how magical it makes everything look!


Erin said...

I totally appreciate the sterling headpins with the little bump on the end - it always adds such a nice little touch. I have some with three little balls at the end, but I'm holding out for something special! You do very fine work!

Kebo Jewellery said...

Thanks Erin, very kind of you to say so. I too love headpins with balls on the end!!