12/20/10

Picture Book England


Well the snow just keeps on coming down and so about all we can do is take a walk around the village. We already had 5 inches when I took these pictures and today we have had another 4 inches, with more forecast.


But I am in a picture book English village and so everywhere you look is gorgeous.


And although all this snow is a pain, it does make everywhere look even prettier! 


 I am really not sure whether many of my plans for my time here will happen. But I am with family, we are warm and stocked up well.


 We also have plenty of things to entertain us and the temps aren't bad compared to what I am used to, so I am happy to go out and walk for fresh air.


We don't have to get anywhere else for Christmas now, we do need to get to a local farm for the Turkey, but my brother has a 4wd and so he can get about.


Now I am off out with a snow shovel to see if I can help clear a path out with the car!


Misty my brothers cat may have the better plan though!

17 comments:

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Ahhh, a Winter Wonderland, and postcard perfect cottages :)
You're a lucky duck !

Star said...

ah, but will you be able to get back to the U.S.? That is the question. You may be stuck here a while yet. What a shame? Make the most of it.
I am off to Tennessee on 6th January (hopefully), flying from Heathrow, if it's open. When are you planning to return?
Blessings, Star

Brit Gal Sarah said...

I am supposed to return on Dec 30 Star and yes I think it could be a problem! Needless to say I will not be happy if I get stuck here!

gigihawaii said...

Sarah, I know you don't want to be stuck in England, but, such lovely scenery! So different from sunny Hawaii. Well, we've had 2 bad storms here recently, but, alas, no snow. Enjoy your family, as I know you are.

Sylvia K said...

Sounds as though you're having a great visit with family, Sarah! That's terrific! I love your photos as always! I do hope you don't have too much difficulty getting back home, the weather reports haven't been encouraging for travel anywhere! I'm holding good thoughts for you and wishing you a very Merry, Joyous Christmas!

Sylvia

Peggy said...

You're pictures are so beautiful and what I rememeber from our trip to England many years ago.
Have a wonderful time!!!!

Leslie: said...

Lucky you to be spending this time in England! I miss Marks & Sparks and all those goodies. Although Canadian, I'm from British stock and love love love the country. Can hardly wait to go back again! have a wonderful Christmas and just suck in all wonderful memories. Love the pic of the cat!

Daryl said...

Oh how beautiful it is ... and Misty is gorgeous and I am sure she's well aware ... thank you for sharing you time there with us here .. so far no snow in NYC ...

Sherri said...

Sarah, your pictures are wonderful! It is so beautiful where you are staying!

Winifred said...

Your brother's cat Misty's not daft! Lovely photos Sarah. You do seem to be getting it bad "darn sarf". Devon usually isn't as cold as the North.

I'd never miss Tesco but I would miss Sainsburys, Aldi and M&S for everything especially their food. It's lush!

Winifred said...

Oops! Forgot to say I love your photos Sarah.

Gaelyn said...

It looks like a fairy tale. How lovely. Seems as though things are happening as they should. Have a wonderful family Christmas.

Almost American said...

Beautiful pics Sarah!

Kay said...

Misty is beautiful and so is your English snow. It's a lot of fun to see your gorgeous village.

Wren said...

Picturebook, indeed. Those of us born and raised in the US tend to forget that these villages really exist until we visit England or Ireland and see them for ourselves, or someone like you shares their first hand photos.

Have a lovely time with your family, and safe travels.

Sassy Britches said...

I heart the churchyard pic! Lucky you!

Pat said...

Beautiful! I love it that you will go to a farm for the turkey. When did turkey become popular in England?