Saturday, 25 December 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone

Hello All
Just came on to wish all of our customers friends and blog followers a Very Merry Christmas.
We finished work yesterday afternoon and have had a really festive day today and Harry has hed a wonderful time opening his presents goingfor a long walk in the snow covered park and really enjoyed his Christmas dinner.
As usual i cooked way to much and we couldnt manage pudding at all.
We have both just chilled out after dinner and watched loads of telly and generally have had a nice relaxing evening.
The shop will be closed now until Wednesday 5th January but Gordon and i will be going in every other day until then for a few hours just to get all the internet orders processed and sent out to you .
If you do come to the shop on these days we wont turn you away you are always welcome .
If you need to come to the shop desperately for something please leave a message and we will let you know what days and time we will be there.
Once again a Merry Christmas to you all.
Smiles from Rob Gordon and a very full Harry xxx

Saturday, 4 December 2010

We Made It { Snow Problem }

Hello everyone.
This is what the picture was like on our road this morning.
Although the snow was coming down fast before i went to bed it had obviously rained through the night and the sun was out too so the thaw has started.

We gave it a couple of hours just to make sure the weather wasnt suddenly going to turn on us and then set off to the shop.
We got there without any problems ( except for me having to stop for sweets on the way ).
The guys who own the garage opposite us had cleared a lot of the snow away from our shop with a digger thing they have so that was even better and hopefully by Monday it will all be back to normal in the car park area.
Below is a pic of Harry and i just before we opened thhe door to the shop.

And heres one of Gordon sitting in the snow next to the shed we keep all the folded up used boxes to take to be re-cycled when the shed is full.
Gord was actually standing up when i was about to take the photo but slipped and i clicked just at the right moment haha

The internet was back on and we got straight to work on all of the orders we hadnt been able to do for the last couple of days and we are coming back in again tomorrow to finish the rest so that we can take them to the post office first thing on Monday morning (we are so lucky to have the village post office just around the corner from the shop ).
We will be at the shop around mid-day tomorrow until 3.00 pm so if you do need to phone us give us a call in those hours.
Monday hopefully we will be back to normal opening hours and if you feel brave enough to come in and see us please phone first so we can let you know if the parkijg situation is ok.
Thanks for popping by and all your lovely e.mails.
Smiles Rob Gordon and Harry xxx

Friday, 3 December 2010

Todays Weather Update and some Pics

Hello all.
Well after non stop snow yesterday we woke up to a few more inches of snow and a beautiful sunny morning.
We went and measured the snow on the patio table as we have done every day and its up to 20 inches, heres the table and chairs below all merged into one blob by the snow.
Although it is still unsafe to drive to the shop today as the village is now unaccessable we decided to get our walking kits on and visit the old cemetary just a few yards away from where we live and let Harry have some fun.
The Cemetary was hardly disturbed and i took some gorgeous photo's and here are some of my favorites.

The picture above and below is a victorian chapel used for funerals and weddings until the late 1960s .It is a beautifil peice of architecture and looks even prettier in this winter wonderland.

Next up is another Harry Snow Dog Picture.
His coat seems to absorb the snow and makes little tiny snowballs appear all over him but he certainly doesnt mind it as you can see.

And here are a few i took of the landscape around us just because i want people to see why i love walking in this cemetary so much in any weather but Winter is the most spectacular time in here for me.

Hope you enjoy the photos as much as i did taking them.
We had been promised by the weatherman on the local radio a snowless night but just half way through im a celebrity tonight ( hope Stacey Wins ) we looked out of the window to see this.
The most heaviest snow we have seen yet and as you can see it makes the sky look like fog as it is so dense.As i look through my craft room window now it has calmed down a little but is still falling heavy so i will let you know what happens tomorrow.
We were going to try and get to the shop tomorow and leave the car somewhere and then walk the rest of the way so that we can at least answer phone calls and get all the orders processed ready for Monday but im not sure that will happen now especially if we have another 6 inches of snow overnight will let you know tomorrow.
Well i will stop now and i hope everyone out there is keeping warm and is OK.
Thanks for dropping by.
Smiles Rob Gordon and Harry xxx

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Winter Draws On

Hello everybody.
Hope you are all keeping warm and are snuggled up in your craft rooms.

Yesterday we woke up to 12 inches of snow here but as our house is on the main road that leads to our shop we decided to see if we could get there.
It tooka bit longer than usual but we managed it, the last bit being most difficult as we had to come off the main road and into the village which was just about passable.
I couldnt believe it when i saw how much snow was against the doorway and Harry was in seventh heaven.

Anyway to cut a long story short we managed to get most of the orders done before the internet server went down and took them all down to the post office on the way home.
The snow was getting up again and the post mistress told us that she wasnt sure if the post van would get here today but its all ready to be picked up so dont panic.
We arrived home safely and Harry went straight into the Garden and made himself into a snow dog.

He absolutely loves the snow and he really makes you feel warm inside when hes playing in it and it takes your mind off the coldness,

Today we have 18 inches of snow and it is wild outside with cars bashing into lamp posts and just swirving all over the place so we are going nowhere until it all calms down.
Here is a pic i took out of my craft room window just as im writing this of a car that has hit a lamp post being towed away by a lorry and a police car stopping all the traffic into town.
So ive got a big stew on the go downstairs and have decided to get some Christmas cards done as i havnt even had time to do any yet.
I think we will be trying to get to the shop again on Sunday as going any earlier would be crazy at the moment.
As you know we will catch up with all the orders then even if it takes us all night and will post them off on Monday.
I will keep you all informed of any changes over the next few days and post more pics too.
Take care everyone especially if you have to go out.
Smiles and Snowballs from Rob Gordon and Harry xxx