Brrrrrrr……..boy it is cold outside!!!!
What’s with this Melbourne weather? I know it is winter and we are suppose to be cold but really, could we not just have one thing at a time. Today there has been gale force winds with a wind chill factor of about 3 degrees, hail, heavy rain and power outages.
I’ve had to go into hibernation. No really – I am serious. I just couldn’t get motivated today which is so unlike me. So with school holidays almost over and the kids stuck indoors and developing cabin fever I had to get creative with the activities before one of them inflicted some sort of irreversible harm on the other.
I had to go to the post office anyway so we rugged up in our winter woollies and dashed out in the only hour today that wasn’t raining ‘cats and dogs’. After running some errands we headed for our local library and filled our bags with all sorts of lovely books. I spent the early afternoon teaching Aimee how to use her new sewing machine and when she finally got bored with that we snuggled up under a warm rug and read our books.
Even Gypsy wasn’t coming out from under her blanket today….. and she has a 2 inch thick wool coat of her own.
Tonight hubby has made us delicious hot chocolates and we are continuing our hibernation on the couch under our ‘Nana rugs’ – these are beautiful hand knitted rugs that my Nana made before she died. Every child, grandchild and great grand child has one and these are truly an heirloom to treasure. The pattern is an unusual one that my nan made up and now my mum is continuing the tradition and knits each new member of the family one of ‘Nana’s rugs’. Even all the dolls cradles has a miniature Nana rug. I guess every family has traditions and this is one of ours.