Vicki is an amazing person. Last year she came up with the wonderful idea of the GROW YOUR BLOG day for all those bloggers who are just starting out and don't have a million followers. And today is the day when we all get to visit those bloggers. Vicki has spent hours and hours working up the list with links to the blogs. Thank you so much, Vicki, you are wonderful! The list contains hundreds of blogs, so please spare some time and visit some of them. Remember when you started blogging and how exciting it was to see the number of followers going up? I'd just like to encourage a few of my wonderful and much appreciated followers to find a few new blogs to follow.
All you need to know about me is in my profile, and of course in my blog posts. My blog doesn't really fit a category as it is a mishmash of all sorts of things, France, crafting, antiques and stuff, dogs..... :-).
Which brings me neatly to a quick update, sort of, lol. We are in France now, we travelled very very early Thursday morning, and arrived at the cottage around 3pm. Interesting journey, all of France was covered in snow. Well, from Calais to our cottage in Bourgogne anyway. Freezing fog on the motorway with very little visibility in some places, blinding sunlight in others, and very low temperatures, see -
Wasnt so bad at the cottage though and I am very happy to say that nothing had frozen solid, no pipes had burst, the boiler was working and by now the cottage has warmed up and we are toasty cosy. Phew. Takes a couple of days as the cottage is built of field stones and the walls are half a metre thick.
It is so peaceful, sigh, and all the snow blanketing the fields is just gorgeous, sparkly white and untouched as most of the cows seem to be in their barns.
Our dogs love the snow, they go nuts romping through it, snapping up a mouthful of snow or chewing a chunk of ice from a frozen puddle. Me, I prefer sitting by the fire inside the cottage, and just admire all the whiteness through the window. But I am being good and going out for walks with them.
This is what it looked like at the cottage yesterday.
View from the front door -
Bread oven next to the cottage -
View from the kitchen window-
Back of the cottage with the kitchen window -
And the doggies on one of the walks -
It has snowed more overnight, and visibility is much worse as well, we seem to be in the clouds again, lol. I love being all cosy in the cottage when its like that outside.
Well, thats it for now. Please spend a few minutes visiting some new bloggers on Vicki's list here, and have a really good weekend wherever you are.
PS - Are you gals of the saintly patient variety? LOL, you see, I would love to offer a little giveaway in honour of Vicki's great blog hop, but I am totally without craft supplies here in France. Didn't bring anything with me. BUT........ if you can be patient and wait until the middle of February, then I'll have a few days at home in the UK to come up with something. And I'll happily tailor the little something to the winner's specific interests. Would that be OK? Phew, glad you said yes ;-). Leave a comment, and be entered.