Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Chatting on the Snowy Farmhouse porch!

Can I just say "WOW".  Sorry, that's too soon!  I need to wait until my answer to number 3 before I get to say that!   Suffice to say, Patrice is, at least, getting some wintry weather.  She has snow.  I'm sorry, I have forgotten what that is, due to our lack in this part of England, so far this winter.  We had a smattering in december, but nothing to write home about.  I get fed up with the snow, but in all honesty, I do like to get at least ONE decent snow fall in the winter.  It's NOT, however, allowed to be when we are away on holiday with friends - the friend who is due to have her baby about 2 weeks after the holiday.  Although I am sure I could cope with such a thing, being snowed in, in a remote location, with someone giving birth, just might NOT be our idea of a chilled out holiday! :-D 

Moving swiftly on.  The questions.  The first ones of a new year (for me, anyway!)!  Missed these weekly chats, but life has been hectic.  More of that in a moment....

  1. How often do you wear a skirt or dress?
Erm, that would be every day?! I am a "skirts and dresses" kind of girl!   I am NOT anti-trousers, just pro-skirts...if that makes any sense?!!  I like being a lady.  I like being feminine.  I ADORE my very long skirts and dress (I only have one dress at the moment, but would like to get more.   Hang on....nursing baby coming, scratch that plan! lol )  My favourite skirts are my denim ones.  I live in them.  I rarely stray from that style.  I have some needle cord ones that I like, too...but they are not maternity ones, and although, due to the style, I can still fit in them, I still prefer my denim.  My lovely online friend pointed me in the direction of a sale at jojomamanbebe, and I got a NEW denim one, this pregnancy, for NINE POUNDS!   BARGAIN!  

2.  Did you feel unmotivated after Christmas and New Years?

This year, definitely NO!  I felt VERY motivated!  We have just been through our house move, only a month ago.  It was such a joy to move into somewhere bigger, but the whole packing, moving and settling in had MAJORLY disrupted our routine.  I had missed our routine, so it was GREAT to get back into it yesterday! We had a new "pupil" starting school yesterday,  so it was all the more reason for me to get a routine going! 

3.  What was the last thing that made you say "Wow"?

Now, there' a question! I originally read this question on my friend's blog, and had planned that the asnwer would be, the owl that flew over our car on the way back home from being out the other day! It swooped in low over our car, and we all said "wow"!!!  But THEN I went to Patrice's blog, read about their wintry weather, and said "WOW"!!! Out loud, no less.  To what?...I hear you ask....snowflakes the SIZE OF YOUR PALM?????


Even if I misread, and it was that a few of them TOGETHER took up the size of your palm, that's STILL big snowflakes!!!  We just have NOTHING like that over here! 

So, WOW!

4.  Do you shop with a list, or do you "wing it"?

I like to make lists, if possible.  Lovely lists.  With lots of things on them.  All ready to be purchased on a shopping trip.  They are a great thing to have.  With you.  Not left at home.  I do a good line in "left at home".  I left a cheque at home, when I specifically went out to lodge it, one day. *sigh*

Food shopping wise, I do my grocery shopping online.  It has a facility to type in a list, and I do that with the things I know I may not remember, and that I don't get very often.  Because, other than that, all my "favourites" are saved on the grocery store website, and I just glance merrily down the, click, clicking on all the needed items! :-)  It's a great way to shop.  No trying to keep children in a trolley (shopping cart, for you foreigners....!) - no trying to negotiate hoards of people - no taking ages to queue up and pay (stand in line, for you foreigners...!) - no trying to get children AND shopping into the car, without bumping into the cars parked alongside - no trying to get everything INTO the house again, when you get home.  No siree.  Just click, click, click...wait for the allotted 1 hour slot....have a nice, friendly man (most of the time!) bring it all to your front door, and have your children ferry it from the door, to the kitchen, and, even, PUT IT AWAY for you! ;-)

*happy sigh*

So. lists are good.  

If I do go to the store, and wing it, I bring home completely unnecessary items.  Online grocery shopping is much better for my bank balance! :-s lol

5.   What questions would you like me to ask on our Chat? 

NOW you ask... I had thought of some, but I can't recall them now.  Hmmmmm.

"what makes you smile - a happy, contented smile - in the course of a day?"

There you go!  A question! It seems quite general, but if you know the kind of smile I mean, your answer would be quite particular! :-)

So, there we have it.  Nice to chat again, and catch up with folks!

Hasta la vista.


  1. I think that it would be great to be able to do grocery shopping online. It is getting to be more and more of a chore to go shopping. You are so blessed!

    I'm here from Patrice's Farmhouse Chats. I hope that you have a great day!

  2. I wish our local Tesco would do the online shopping thing.... it would change my life! (Well, the shopping part of it anyway!)

    I'd love to see an owl... I've only ever seen a couple and they weren't close-up at all. A definite 'Wow' moment :)

  3. I absolutely LOVE long skirts and dresses! Nothing wrong with being feminine.

  4. I'd love to be able to grocery shop online, but alas it's not nearly as affordable as going to a Super Walmart. I do occasionally get a few bulk items from Amazon and that helps a lot.

  5. Grocery shopping online, awww that sounds awesome. We don't have it in Texas yet :0(
    Hope we have it soon !