Friday, 7 November 2014

Winter is coming....

Ahhh Friday.....So glad you are here!
It seems like Autumn has just started but this week my word of the week this week has to be....


What a change in the weather....No we've not had snow yet but it has been so cold, bleak and wintry! It's been colder than a tin toilet seat on the shady side of an iceberg!

When the clocks changed I never really noticed how early it was getting dark.....Since the kids have been back at school we've noticed it.....It's coming in dark just as Becky is getting in from school now....As soon as Ellie and I are getting back from the school it's curtains closed, heating on and hot chocolate all round....

Tuesday we really noticed it....It was dark by the time we got in.....Straight from picking Ellie up from school we went up to the secondary school for Becky's parents evening....Not a full one...We're having that at a later date....We did get to meet her form tutor....A lovely man. He said Becky has settled in really well and is a lovely young lady.....She gets on with everyone in her class and is doing really well....I'm so pleased! It was Ellie's first time at the secondary school and she thought it was amazing!!

Have we all seen the John Lewis advert?
Aww! How cute is it! I want a penguin....hehehe I showed it to the girls last night and they oohed and aahed and Becky was nearly in tears....

With the Christmas adverts coming on the tv and the colder weather it's feeling very wintry.....

When I was choosing my word I was asking Stu his opinion of it like I do every week and when I said Wintry he said "Winter is coming" and started laughing....I totally missed the joke.....He had to explain the whole Game of Thrones thing to me....I don't watch it he does....

It's wasted on me but he said I have to put a picture of this fella in a blog post and said if people watch Game of Thrones they will get it....lol

Today I shall be buying new hats, gloves and scarfs for us all and a spare pair of fingerless gloves for when I'm on the laptop....hehehe

The Reading Residence

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  1. I'm a fingerless glove fan here too: since the 80s as well! And your Game of Thrones picture made me smile x

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    1. hehehe! Fingerless gloves are the best x

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  2. Never heard that turn of phrase before about the tin toilet seat, but i know what you mean :) it's quite a shock to be wearing coats and scarves isn't it?!

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    1. It is a shock considering a couple of weeks ago was so warm x

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  3. Love the phrase about the tin toilet seat! Yes, I've dragged out the hats and gloves too. So glad you had such a positive parents evening as well :)

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  4. Oooh, love hats and scarves! That's the one of the few things I like about winter (apart from Christmas), the clothes and accessories ;) Down here in Cornwall, it's not really that cold - yet. It's always colder up there, isn't it? We've been having loads of rain and grey skies :( #wotw.

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    1. Yep.....It is colder up here....Apart from Scotland we're always the first to get snow....hehehe x

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  5. It certainly has gone very wintery and dull... my least favourite season of the year... although Christmas makes up for the coldness! I am yet to actually see the John Lewis advert, Ive heard its a tear jerker and I'm actually trying to avoid it now lol

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    1. I don't like this time of year at all.....If it wasn't for Christmas I think I would hibernate....hehehe

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  6. I know what you mean! When we were in Scotland last week we had to invest in wooly hats. Winter will be here soon x #WotW

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    1. We're just down from Scotland so you can imagine how cold it gets up here....hehehe

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  7. You're right winter is here. Yesterday walking to school my daughter said "frosty the snowman has been" as there was frost on the ground for the 1st time....it did make me smile.
    Sounds like your daughter is doing well. #WoTW

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  8. Its so sudden aint it! One minute we are enjoying some sunny & warm autumn and then BOOM! Cold! And well todays its soggy too! I need to also prepare and buy some things to make winter bearable.

    Also I would like to take this chance to thank you for always dropping by and commenting on my blog! You are always the first to drop by. Thanks so much for that. I am always looking for your entry in lunkys too =)

    #wotw

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    1. It has came very quickly! It's rained on and off all day here....So depressing!
      Aww! Thank you Merlinda! You're blog is a pleasure to read.....I enjoy reading and your boy is just the sweetest x

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  9. You are so right. Just yesterday I came home from the school run and immediately dug out the kids hats and gloves and winter coats, so they've been all snug today - of course, I've not sorted mine out so I'm still freezing! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

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    1. Aww! I got my girls new hats and gloves today....They'll be snug for the school run on Monday :D

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  10. Brrrr! Cold here too. I'm really not as prepared as I thought I was! I had wet eyes after the JL ad I am terribly emotional these days! So glad secondary school is going well for you all too x

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  11. I love the analogy of the cold toilet seat LOL!!! Love Game Of Thrones so that made me smile too :D Winter's arrived here too.. rain, rain and strong winds.. ugh. Not my favourite time of year. Fingerless gloves are a must! I'm a DinnerLady and I can't tie shoe laces and do coats up in "proper" gloves :D

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  12. Winter is really coming! You should watch Game of Thrones, it's fantastic.

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    1. I know....It is on my to watch list....lol x

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  13. It's definitely getting colder and I can't believe how early it gets dark. I did shed a tear watching the JL advert! X

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  14. Don't watch Game Of Thrones either but he's not wrong it's well on its way! X I don't know who's in charge of John Lewis advertising but they keep getting it right! :) x

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    1. They do don't they.....So clever of them x

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  15. It has suddenly got cold here too, quite a change after such a mild October. Glad all went well at the parents evening.

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  16. It really has turned wintry this last week hasn't it? So cold all of a sudden. I love the john lewis advert, made me cry but the I am a bit tired and soppy at the moment! Xx

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  17. Totally with you on this - winter's come out of nowhere! Hence the fact that it's nearly midday and I'm still snuggled on the sofa in a onesie under a sleeping toddler... That's my excuse anyway! :)

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  18. Glad that she love her secondary school and settle well.

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  19. We were all taken aback at how suddenly it got cold here - wasn't quite expecting it although it is November!! Heating is on, coats & scarfs are back on, it takes longer to leave the house because I have to layer up the children!! Game of Thrones? I haven't got a Scooby doo, my lovely!! But it's good to have something to enjoy thru the winter. Lovely WOTW x

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    1. Thank you! 10 minutes we were on this morning trying to find lost gloves....lol x

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  20. It has got cold, I love it! Good to hear Becky is getting on well at school and you like her tutor. The john lewis advert made me cry :) #WotW

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  21. It's certainly starting to feel pretty cold here too, winter is definitely on the way! #WotW

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  22. The weather has turned - Very very windy - a cold one too!

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