Hello my lovelies. How's winter doin' where you are?
Cold enough for you?
I've just watched the news and seen the awful weather those in huge swathes of the UK have suffered today. My heart goes out to them. We were forecast to get that blizzard today, when Storm Emma and Beast collided. We didn't. The wind must have shifted. We got off lightly with a snowy squib today.
Yesterday we got a sunny -10c day. That was forecast correctly.
I started the day with my Windsmoor chunky cardi. It's my go-to when it's really cold (like now!) and is also my "sick" cardi, something I let give me a big hug when I'm not feeling well.
Despite the addition of the cute leather cap (bought in NZ) , TP declared the cardi "not very photogenic". Perhaps because it comes with that backstory of cold and illness.
Maybe I was a little peeved that my faithful woolly friend was being rejected. OK, no "maybe", I was peeved! He'll regret this, I told myself.
I dashed inside for props. How about this fur throw? Is this photogenic?
How about a camel coat, muffler and black cloche?
A green wool coat and black beret? Is THIS "photogenic"?!
Well, there's TP standing around in the snow whilst I switch outerwear. You can just imagine how much he was loving this. And regretting his flippant "unphotogenic" comment.
(Goodness, I'm sounding
quite vindictive but I can assure you it was all of this was done in a light hearted way!)
So, as is apparent, I made no attempt at styling, what you see is a hasty throw-on of random outerwear. I just had a few minutes of fun winding up sweet TP. But it's made me truly appreciate the guts of style bloggers in colder climes who brave the weather stylishly throughout winter, wearing sometimes nothing more than a thin layer or two. Whereas, wimpy me gets put off with a bit of wind or rain, through all four seasons!
The Snow Scenes
I leave you with a few photos taken from local public websites, to give you a flavour of what a mere dusting of snow does to our little island.
The beaches and headland near my home.
The coastal village nearby.
The roads were clearly used by some motorists.
But not by us oldies. Fortunately with so much advance warning of this snowy weather, we'd stocked up on all we needed well ahead.
Further away, town was sprinkled prettily.
But, the bad news ...
He's in strutting in somebody else's garden now 😢
The island snow sparkled in yesterday's sun.
And once this gorse shakes off its white dusting ...
Spring will be here. For it's 1 March, the start of the meteorological spring. And I 💕💞💟💖 spring!
A la perchoine.