Well not quite. You see it isn't Christmas until it snows (according to those wiser than myself and of younger years) and so far this year we have avoided the white stuff.
Two Christmases ago, we woke up to a good old dump of snow, and as is traditional in our house, we set off for a quick walk with the dog between a late breakfast, and round two of present opening. We donned our wellies, new Christmas hats and gloves and carved a path through the snow drift at the end of the drive. (Of course that is an exaggeration but we always exaggerate about snow in Britain.)
As we turned the corner at the top of our road, we came across an ice castle. Nothing so humble as an igloo. An actual, 7ft and still rising, ice castle.
The architect and builder had even fashioned ice windows.
I was supremely jealous of his snow skills right up to the point when my toes went numb and the lure of a log fire and mulled wine drew me back home.
I can't wait to see if it snows again this Christmas and to see if our snow architect has submitted plans for his ice castle again this year.
I'll keep you posted.
Joining in with The Gallery and the theme of Christmas at Sticky Fingers.
Wow that's a lot of work - very impressive.ReplyDelete
I agree that snow really makes it. Could you ask those wise folks if they could arrange for it just to fall in the fields and gardens and to leave paths and roads clear? I'm sure they are up to it!ReplyDelete
Some one has time on their hands to build a 7ft igloo castle :-)ReplyDelete
That is impressive!ReplyDelete
Now that is my idea of an igloo.ReplyDelete
Wow those are fab. No snow here...yet.ReplyDelete
Brilliant work by someone with no appreciation of mulled wine and mince pies ;)ReplyDelete
An igloo! Wow!ReplyDelete
What a fantastic castle! I will send you some of our snow if you like, I am sick of the stuff! :DReplyDelete
OMG that is amazing, way beyond my snow building skills that's for sure. Makes a great photo xReplyDelete
That's absolutely amazing. I wish I had the patience to stick at something like that!ReplyDelete
*gasps* *looks again* *gasps* Flinging flanging AWESOME!ReplyDelete
That's amazing! Only ever had snow enough to build properly up here once since we've been here, but I was using a saw to cut blocks out of the drift to build with. Nothing in that league, though! That is incredible.ReplyDelete
WOAH! That is magnificent! can I move in do you think?ReplyDelete
Wow Exciting Stuff! Maybe a snowman next time?? lolReplyDelete