Sunday, 22 February 2009

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Scarf for charity

I've finished a crocheted scarf and it's going to be for sale in the Crafter...oo Comic Relief shop. All items are hand made by Crafter..oo forum members and all proceeds are being sent to Comic Relief. Why not have a look and see what else is there?

Friday, 13 February 2009

On my way home ....

Mangaster Voe:

Frozen loch:

Thursday, 12 February 2009

... and then there's more

... snow that is! This morning John went out at 5, no more snow since we went to bed last night. At 6.50am he phoned to tell me about 6 inches had fallen since he left. The top of my car was fairly clear last night as was the road behind it.
The garden looks pretty though:
and the snow dogs are enjoying it, even if they are having to plough through it!

The hen house:

Village hall:

Lower part of village:

Auld Kirk:

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Around the interweb ..

I thought you may (or not) like to know where I visit most on the web

Teaching Assistant's forums

The Poultry Keeper forums

North East Eco-friendly People's Site (NEEPS)
What it says on the tin!

Shetlink Linking up Shetland and the world!

KIVA loans that change lives

Crafts Forums

Crafteroo Crafts Forums

Open University

Jaydee's pages my webpages

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

EGGS! (and more snow news)

4 eggs, 4 eggs, 4 eggs, 4 eggs! Ok - it helps if you are singing along with the right tune, but for the second day the hens have given me 4 eggs. Today I got 2 green a dark brown one and a white one, yesterday was 1 green, 2 brown and a white, so at least 5 hens are now laying again. Hopefully they will keep going this time coz after moulting they started laying and then changed their minds. The hens are snow-phobic and think if they go outside something bad will happen (well, I'm guessing here!), maybe eggs are their reaction to confinement!

We got a snow half-hour today with school closing a bit early because of the weather. It's supposed to snow again tonight so hopefully tomorrow will give a better result! ;-)

Monday, 9 February 2009

Snow day and comments

FINALLY! We got a snow day. OK, so I spent most of it doing OU research, but it was great to have the luxury of extra time to do it. I now know more about Crowned Lemurs and their place in the primate world than I did this morning!

I have added 'reactions' to the bottom of my postings, even if you don't feel like commenting on a post would you please tick the box so I know how many people are reading this? I know some people are because occasionally I hear - 'I read xyz on your blog'. I have boxes for family, face to face friends and online friends.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Snow, dogs and icicles

More snow today although the roads are fairly clear. Craig had the dogs out today for a long rant in the snow, they are now exhausted - which is good!

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Hello out there!

I know there are people out there, this is a 2 way street you know lol! If anyone would like to add an occasional comment it would be interesting to read them!

The snow finally got here and Craig and the dogs have been enjoying it, unfortunately, it's John's weekend for driving the bus and he's not enjoying it. It was our staff night out in Ollaberry last night and today while driving home, having had a 'sleepover', within half a mile was in a whiteout. The only other traffic I met were pick ups but my peerie C2 behaved and got me home.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

New Craft Group

Went to a craft group tonight, the first time it's run. Only five people turned up as the threat of snow put some people off. We had some nattering time, homebakes and cross stitch, knitting and scrapbooking were the crafts of the night. If you're in Shetland, why not come and join us? Bring something you're working on, need help with or look for inspiration:

Eid Craft Group