Saturday, 10 December 2022

Snowed In

 



It has snowed more heavily overnight and my tiny part of the village has been effectively cut off from the main road, as even small amounts of snow on the incline up to the village proper renders the lane useless until it is gritted.
The cottage is warm though, not toasty but warm ,I stoked up the burner late last night and the silence caused by the muffling of snow is pronounced. 
I’m going to make coffee and then plan my essay.
Yesterday I subscribed to Netflix



I have no interest in watching Harry & Meghan spilling their guts out, but I spent a Merry four hours or so watching the delightful Norwegian monster movie Troll and the Spanish zombie movie Malnazidos set during the Spanish civil war.
Both mindless old fashioned fun, in their own rights.



I’m a bit low of food but can get by with raiding the freezer. I have enough dog and cat food already.
Chorizo chipolata sausages with egg and muffin for breakfast.
Hey ho

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  1. Oh The Spanish Civil War was indeed "mindless old fashioned fun"! I thought the same about Vietnam.

    If you remain stuck with supplies running low, all you have to do is phone SuperTrellis and she will save the day.

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    1. You are beginning to sound like Ursula

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    2. Eh? I have got an East Yorkshire accent with a tone like the fog horns at Spurn Head.

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  2. That sounds like a hearty breakfast John. Just started snowing again here after only a few flakes overnight. I went out on Thursday to Llandod to top upon Kitten food, milk, eggs etc. but always have a well stocked store cupboard and freezer. Soup is being made. Keep warm and enjoy Netflix. We're rewatching the Witcher.

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    1. I’ve found 2 Korean zombie series on Netflix and squid Games I’m in bloody heaven

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  3. No snow down here, but very heavy frost after a day of freezing temps = cold! Have just warmed up in front of the cooker making a sausage & herby sauce for pasta tonight. Husband is somewhere on the M4 heading westwards.

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    1. I hope he gets home safe….I “ found” some frozen peas too which I’m made into soup .
      The dogs are bored silly

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    2. You can chuck dry complete dog food around the cottage - screwed up newspaper with treats - pillowcases with scrunced up paper and toys and treats inside for amuesement x

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  4. I love the snow photos! Magical is a word that always comes to my mind to describe a snow day - the light, the softness, and the silence.

    I had a patient this week tell me he always eats salad for breakfast - I don't think I'm at that level of 'food disciplined," especially on a day like you're having that always brings out the kid in me and I'm happily eating M&M's (or something similar) all day and not doing a thing - it's what true leisure time ought to be like. I may even do that today. My husband and brother have just left to spend the day in New York City, I'm not sure what I'll do first, but like you, I also have no interest in watching Harry & Meghan spilling their guts out.

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    1. For tea I’m having mash potato with thick beef gravy

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  5. A snow day! The perfect excuse to snuggle up at home with comfort food and furry friends, watching mindless TV. Like you, H and M can whinge on by themselves about how hard done to they are. I won't be listening. xx

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    1. I’ve written most of the essay . Tonight more tv
      What a sad sack

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    2. Not at all. You've broken the back of the essay and had a good time snuggled at home. Sounds like a pretty productive day to me. xx

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  6. Sounds like you are set for this version of the end of times. But, if you run low and your post is still running, I will happily ship you some American vitals from Texas. Might provoke a digestive change but I assure you it will be tasty.

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    1. I love American food …had trouble with sloppy joes and grits though

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  7. Cut off by snow - you lucky thing.

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    1. We only ever get cut off for a few hours , the road clears by then

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  8. We watched Troll last weekend - it was our Saturday night viewing.

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    1. Great old fashioned fun ….I loved it

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  9. What do the dogs think of the snow? Do they get out and romp about in the white stuff?
    I wish Harry and Meghan would just STFU, settle in to their everyday life in SoCal, and live their lives with their 2 kiddos! They are their own worst enemies! They just keep stirring their own shit!
    Get stocked up on groceries as soon as you can so you are better prepared for bad weather!
    Did you get the car fixed?

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    1. Car waiting for part
      Roger skips in snow. Mary hates it. Dorothy isn’t keen .

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  10. I love being snowed in for a day or two as long as I have coffee. I love the sound of snow.
    I have to admit that I watched H&M. It is extremely self serving. I do sympathize with the hounding by the press but in all other respects they have it quite good. Eh, I just didn't like the tone of how they speak of the monarchy and Great Britain in general as they sit in their multimillion $ mansion which lets face it, the money came from his family who he now criticizes. They want privacy but are doing g a 6 part series showing details of their life. Pleasse! I think this will backfire on them.

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    1. Interesting take, I’ve been tempted to watch it, seeing it’s free but I have resisted

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  11. Anonymous2:01 pm

    And what of the car?

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  12. You've got a nice snowy Christmas scene. Stay cozy and warm and enjoy the day.

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    1. I spent 6 hours at the kitchen table

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  13. I miss the snow even though it never snowed here.

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    1. I wish I could send you some dear Yael xx

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  14. Remote work has ended snow days for many, enjoy it.

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  15. Childhood spent in an ancient farmhouse at the end of a half-mile private lane taught me to stock up on supplies. We did not, however, have indoor cats so bags of litter were not included. So it happened that when I was snowed in with my clowder, they found their boxes refilled with $$ potting soil. Trauma all 'round..but perhaps Albert would experiment?

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    1. Cat litter with Roger about ?
      Absolutely not…I’ve tried it and boy was that a mistake , he thought it was a tray of caviar

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  16. Anonymous2:30 pm

    I love a good snow day. Cocoa and movies is the ticket. I'm currently watching Netflix's Grace and Frankie for the second time. It's very funny (but I'm closer to their age range than you are, so maybe that's why I enjoy it).
    Nina

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    1. Not a series I am aware of , so I’ve just watched the credits ….Jane Fonda and her mucker Lilly Tomlinson

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  17. That Troll movie was fabulous! Glad you enjoyed it too.. We bum Netflix off my brother in law for free..

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    1. It’s remarkable cheap and easy to use. I can’t believe I’ve not watched it during lockdown

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  18. Have a cozy day at home amidst the snow outside!

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    1. It’s been a bit too quiet, but I’m not complaining

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  19. Oh we do love snow... until it turns to slush. Your cottage must be magical in winter. X

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  20. Your home is so pretty with the snow frosting all around.
    Isn't it nice that we can stay in and watch all of the good movies we want.

    I wish Harry and Meghan would just bag it and find something worthwhile other than seeking attention all of the time and whining about how badly they have been treated. My goodness, this is not the time, to be hearing their whining about how tough they've had it.
    There are so many people surviving on so little, and here they sit, poor pitiful Harry and Meghan blathering about themselves. Poor things. Not.

    Forgive my bad attitude, but l will blather about having two molars, one on each side break off a big piece, and now I will have the pain and expense of dental surgery X 2 next week. Maybe I should try for a TV interview about it, like Harry and Meghan.

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    1. Oh poor you , you are alllowed a good moan , toothache is so debilitating .,.
      Chins up x

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  21. Barbara Anne3:51 pm

    Lovely snow pictures! Enjoy and mostly indoor day and will hope it includes hot chocolate (perhaps with a dash of Irish Cream?).
    Hope your car is fixed so you can be on the go when the snow hs thawed.

    Hugs!

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    1. Hot chocolate …strangely I’m not a lover ….

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  22. Snow day! How delightful. Tho I am always somewhat surprised that you are unprepared for winter storms? Surely the weather people go on about it for days telling you to prepare? Can you walk somewhere for food? There isn t even enough snow to cover the grass in your pics, lol. Do you have power failures often? Be sure to charge phone and other devices, get batteries and solar lanterns!

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    1. British people are COMPLETELY unprepared for every disaster including bad weather
      We are famous for it

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    2. hahaha! That's hilarious, why is that?
      I agree w the commenter from Minnesota: not a snow day unless you have at least 8" of snow with an inch of ice under that, 40 mph winds and no electricity [no heat]. I also stock for hurricanes.

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  23. Heavy frost here. -4. Trying to ration the central heating so wearing thermals and cuddling hot water bottles. Glad to hear you've got food in the freezer. x

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    1. I have long johns which I adore but look ridiculous in

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    2. you supposed to wear the long johns under your regular clothes so they cannot be seen. Everyone looks stupid in longies.

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    3. I always think men look rather nice in long johns

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  24. John, being snowed in with the dogs and Netflix (warm and cosy) sounds fantastic to me! I like that second photo so much I made it the background picture on my computer.

    Enjoy your little winter sanctuary and the beautiful snow. xx

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    1. The dogs get terribly bored and restless , it’s like having house full of toddlers

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  25. It’s beautiful as long as you're well stocked. And the dogs and cat are what really matter.

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  26. Sometimes it is fun to be stuck at home to watch movies! I just finished the 1st season of Andor on Netflix and I liked it even tho I am not a big Star Wars fan. The Great British baking holiday shows are on there too and they were fun to watch. Enola Holmes 1 and 2 were good - they star the Stranger Things girl.

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    1. I can’t watch Andor now I’ve finished with Disney

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  27. Ohh l wonder how many 'Malnazidos' films there are?, l can see it becoming a feature on here, he looks like 'Boycie'. Last time we were snowed, one memorable meal consisted of Brussel Sprouts (lots of them), a few Saute Potatoes and a side order of one rasher of bacon. All washed down with a cheeky glass of hot Rybina!. Hope you manage to fair better there John! Sending love to the crew Tess x

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    1. The lead Miki Esparbé was a real dish ,, I have a thing for Spanish men

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    2. Aw gawd! I see Boycie

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    3. I do too but with a sexy lisp

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  28. I am trapped indoors - After Dr sent me A & E because of chest pain and tests yesterday - muscle sprain apparently - Highlight wonderful Doctor and Nurse and a trio of handsome hunky security guards - Oh my x

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    1. Thank goodness they were there as by 9pm there was a punchup outside the doors and men with black eyes and head wounds - it was quite scary - Police in attendance swiftly with handcuffs - I was astounded by the Nurses professionalism x

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    2. Always a drama at A & E

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  29. Anonymous6:06 pm

    John, I’m from Minnesota, and that looks to me like good weather to walk from Dyserth to Prestatyn. “Snowed in” to me is more than 10” of snow—unless you get your snowshoes out. But we also have city and county plowing and sanding. I also live in a complex where I don’t have to do all my own snow shoveling. And I have central heating—couldn’t live here without it. Cheers!
    Bonnie in Minneapolis

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    1. You are right bonnie of course.
      Me being snowed in, means that the cars cannot quite make the incline of the lane up to the main road…it clears in a day or so

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  30. Anonymous9:53 pm

    The Stalker..
    The snow looks wonderful..We had a 35 degree day in Adelaide. I don’t think anyone would complain at the moment as we have had the coldest wettest winter in a long time.. as long as there is food for the four legged inhabitants then you are safe from them nibbling on you…mind you your breakfast sounds terrific Good wishes

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  31. Beautiful Photos ! Looks so quiet wintry lots of snow.
    I agree with Susie,
    I worked way to hard all my life to give my money to a pair of grifters oh boo hoo whoo mememememememem . Such lies. I have stopped Spotify and Netflix.









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  32. Your breakfast sounds wonderful. I just bought a pound of breakfast sausage for some future repast. We are predicted to have snow here beginning late tomorrow night but only an inch or two so no big deal. Just enough to make it look Christmas-y.

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  33. We have just discovered that we have Netflix and other streaming channels. We had no idea!

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  34. I know it's not easy to deal with, but it looks beautiful. I'm hoping for a little snow around here this winter.

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  35. Netflix is worth every penny, although I'd be wanting a refund if it showed nothing but things like Harry and Meghan.

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  36. Lovely snow! I miss it, especially at this time of the year.

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  37. Beautiful scenes of your snowy village! I just love that muffled silence when there is snow and it is cosy in the house. Even better with your dogs around you and something good cooking in the kitchen.

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