Monday, 28 December 2009

WHITE CHRISTMAS

Just a week before Christmas I was carefully explaining to the Little Lockets that, even though all the Christmas cards suggested otherwise, the chances of actually having a White Christmas were very slim indeed.

So you can imagine how delighted they were to see me proved totally and utterly wrong this year!


And once everyone had safely arrived at my parents' house (especially Mr Locket who was the last to arrive on Christmas Eve in the midst of further heavy snow)


we were able to relax and enjoy the lovely white stuff because..................

Snow + excited children + lovely big cousins

= LOTS OF FUN



And if you asked the Little Lockets what the best part of Christmas was it would definitely be the toboganning (with presents coming a very close second!)


And with my brand new, perfectly designed for me, even if I did have to chop the top 3 inches off to make them fit my fat legs, button wellies

even I was persuaded to go toboganning!

Totally mad fun - but I drew the line at going down THIS slope

video

32 comments:

quinn said...

Love your wellies!!! Glad all the Lockets enjoyed a White Christmas :)

Leanne said...

It does look magical. I love the snap of your parents back yard with the snow covered trees and the bird feeder. Love the button wellies. Taboganning looks like loads of fun.

WendyBee said...

Oh my goodness! What Fun! We are jealous here in Maine, where we usually have lots of snow and cold, but today unseasonably warm and raining. Was supposed to be snow. And no frozen stuff for skating.
WendyBee

trash said...

Crumbs Locket. You folks really know how to do traditional Christmases up North, don't you?

wonderwoman said...

Yay, good for you - love the pic of you taboganning!!!! looks like a magical christmas for all!!

xx

Jodie said...

Locket, I am so glad you didn't go down that slope ...did you notice that great big tree just waiting to jump out at you !...

I loved opening this post this mornig - there are the lockets playing in the sea and then there is snow ! Love it!

SHELL'S SHED said...

Yep - the snow made it extra magical this Christmas - we were all hoping and praying it wouldn't be gone on Christmas Morning and it was still there!!! Us Northies know how to do a White Christmas lol. Our snowman is still here as well - looks like you all had a fab time - great wellies :0) Shell x

rachelmp said...

Looks fantastic Lucy! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas x

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha -- that's an awesome picture of you going down that hill! Looks like you had a fantastic time! Soooo happy for you guys to have some snow!

Daisie said...

Glad you lot got snow too! So glad that none of you crashed into the tree, that would have put a dampner on the big day!

And although I have rather fetching black wellies with purple daisies on I am green with envy over your button wellies, you should let us know from where you found them and we can all have some! I have abandoned shoes of late and have spent the last couple of weeks wearing either my wellies or my slippers, it's starangely liberating!?

xxx

Ali said...

Fun fun fun! We were with the beloved big cousins too, but with much much less snow. Yours was amazing!

And I have exactly the same leg to wellie ratio problem. Hadn't thought of lopping them - that may have opened a whole new wardrobe of possibilities! Yours are tres fetching.

Vale said...

What a wonderful white Christmas! Here in Italy we had a white Christmas Eve, but on Christmas day the rain melted the snow away! Your wellies are fantastic, I love them ^_^
Hugs and happy new year!
Valeria

Gina said...

What a lot of fun! Love your wellies too.

marit said...

Looks like a lot of fun! We have snow here too, and -5 degreesC, which is really cold here on the coast! The kids are out playing all day.

Mavis said...

Just a thimbleful....

The little Lockets will remember the White Christmas when they are old and grey - especially mother's mad wellies!

Michaela said...

I need a pair of those wellies!!!!!

periwinkle said...

way to go Lucy , you had more nerve than me .... wasn't the snow great :-)

ladydi said...

Fun in Locketland! Would I sound like an old Scrooge if I say I've grown tired of snow and cold? We have plenty of it here. I do love your boots, though!

Lina said...

Hurray for a white Christmas, the most magical perfect thing indeed! Love that toboganning beat presents, what a great attitude!

twiggypeasticks said...

Hasn't the snow and sledging been great??? glad you had a terrific time.
twiggy x

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Wish we'd seen some snow :o( Seems north and south of us saw the most and Rugby has been sitting in a pocket of warm air!

Glad to hear you had a good time!

Little Green Doll said...

Glad to read you're enjoying your Chrismtas time! Happy New Year!!!

Kristy said...

My girls have been loving the snow this year too!
I'm just having a nsoey about your blog looking for swap ideas ;)

French Knots said...

and children love nothing better than their parents being wrong!!

I have shortie wellies that finish before my calves get too fat, I'd never thought of chopping them down - brilliant!

lemonade kitty said...

I can see much fun was had by all!!! Love those wellies, how cool are they? The snow made everyone's Christmas magical this year Lucey xx

Moogsmum said...

What an absolutely perfect snowy white Christmas! Now that you have your lovely buttony wellies the World is your oyster - just think of all the puddles you can jump in!!

Happy new year Lockets!!

xxx

dottycookie said...

Oh that looks like so much fun, you lucky things.

And I'm very glad I'm not the only onre to have the welly problem - though it never occurred to me to just cut the tops off. Where are my scissors?

Suzie Sews said...

Happy Happy wellies. All the best for the New Year.

joanie said...

Fantastic wellies Lucy. I love toboganning too but our heavy snow didn't last until Christmas, more apparently on the way just in time to go back to school - drat!
Looks like you all had a wonderful Christmas, may the merriment last all year long!

silverpebble said...

Fantastic pictures Lucy - I LOVE your wellies and it's fantastic to see you sledging - weeeeee!

julie said...

oooh that looks like such fun although you're a lot braver (or madder) than me - I'd have watched rather than joining in! Glad all of you enjoyed your white christmas and hope you have a great 2010!

Lissa Jane said...

Hmmm the chances of a white christmas here are one in a billion I would think.. someone once had the audacity to say to me 'its not a REAL' christmas without snow??? what the??? Looks like you are having a load of fun and I love the button wellies!!

Lissa
Australia
PS just tell the kids thats 'hallmarks interpretation of christmas'..