Thursday, 9 February 2012

Ice Ice Baby

There's been a fair amount of slipping and sliding on the frozen paths around here this week. It's starting to melt - but they've predicted more on the way.

But I'm not one to complain - as you know - despite my sad expression in this picture on the left.

The family braved the worst of the snow on Saturday night to go and watch a charity show organised by the Girl Of The House's boyfriend and his mates. I stayed tucked up in my bed thank you very much.

When they got home they found the family across the road building an igloo in front of their house. They were STILL building it when we all turned in for the night at half past midnight! It looked like this:

When we got up in the morning it was finished and lots of people wanted their pictures taken with it. It looked like this:

But the roof quickly caved in after all their hard work.

Yesterday, me and the Lady Of The House set off to see how the ducks and the swans were doing at Brook Hollows in the village of Rolleston (we thought we'd share the bread around after visiting the canal ducks last week).

The brook ducks were very pleased to see us. There was a lot of ice spreading out from the bank as you can see:

We were a bit worried about this swan that was sitting on the ice:

But we threw him/her some bread that landed near enough for him/her to get.

His/her mate was a bit more forward.


rottrover said...


-Bart and Ruby

Finn said...

That igloo is pretty impressive. Too bad it didn't last. Lovely swans!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I really like the igloo... FROM INSIDE where it is warm and dry. Glad the ducks geese and swans are doing OK.

Bouncing Bertie said...

Hi Winnie
Last winter we had a very fine igloo in our local park which stayed up for a couple of weeks.

Perhaps your neighbours should take some lesson in roof construction.

How nice of you though to look out for the swans and ducks.

Toodle pip!

Tucker The Crestie said...

Wow, that is a lot of snow! Stay warm, Winnie!

Elyse and Riley said...

That igloo is awesome! Try to keep yourself tucked in your warm bed so you don't freeze your feets off!

Elyse and Riley

Dexter Dog said...

Winnie there is a lot more snow coming down now!! It's going to be a fun day tomorrow

Amber DaWeenie said...

Nice Ice House....maybe dey were gonna move into it???

Sure looks cold over there!

What Remains Now said...

Looks like you still have plenty of snow. Be careful with the slippin' and slidin'.

Two French Bulldogs said...

purrty but freezin
Benny & Lily

Kari in Vegas said...

brr brr brr

Stop on by for a visit

Jen said...

I always wanted to build an igloo when I was little. I never got as far as that one!

Declan said...

I'm glad you're taking care of all those swans & ducks! Deccy x

Sue said...

We had more snow last night. Looks nice, but pavements are lethal.

You stay safe and warm.

tubby3pug said...

Beautiful snow! That poor swan must be freezing though. Across the pond its finally getting cold this week

Gracie May said...

We have a bunch of ice,too. I got stuck in a snowdrift, yesterday.
Gracie May

Casey said...

Brrr! Better you than me. We had lots of that snow and ice stuff last year, and I'm glad it's stayed away this year.

Anna the GSD said...

BRRRR! Stay bundled up...actually, stay bundled up in bed sounds much better!!!

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

Taylor hounds are also going brr with all the snow! very impressive igloo.

Taylor pack xxx

Bassetmomma said...

What great pictures! I love the igloo!

Oskar said...

We have cold snow here today & I'm not very happy about it!

Nubbin wiggles,

bigdogzola said...

Eeek..I'm coming to England next week..I best bring my thermals and my fetching new coat since I'm like you Winnie..not much fur insulation..BRRRrrr x

Rocco said...

Glad our snow seems to be over! That looks chilly willy cold!