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04 January 2010

The Snow is Dancing


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For days now I've been hauled up in the house, sitting by the fire wrapped in a pretty old quilt with a pot of tea reading the huge stack of books I was given for Christmas. That may sound idyllic, like a scene from Little Women, but in reality it's just painfully cold.

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You might think that since I have lived Scotland my whole life that I would be accustom to such bleak weather but -8 °c? A person shouldn't have to move from their bed in such temperatures! Thankfully the weather has a saving grace - Snow! Huge, feathery flakes of darling snow!
Oh, howling winds, horizontal rain, vulgar sleet that stings your hands up doesn't coat the pavement - we're old friends. But not lovely snow. It barely ever stays on the ground, that is until last year, now it grinds the whole country to a halt and all everyone does is complain. Well, not I.
I simply adore it, from the window of course. Snow boots aren't a look that I could do justice.

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Adam finally bribed me out into the winter wonder land with promises of bourbon laced hot chocolate and cinnamon buns. How could a girl resist?

I bundled up in my cosy tba coat and not so cosy Erin Featherson for Target dress. Beret, scarf and mittens. I later came to regret my choice of attire , when I lost feeling in my legs but at least I looked nice. So, it was swiftly back home for hot chocolate and buns.


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More snow is forecast for the next few days so all I can do is repetedly listen to The Snow is Dancing and feverishly hope for to be snowed in and enjoy another stolen days holiday.

21 comments:

  1. I love your coat and it looks so pretty where you live!

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  2. I don't know how you managed walking in those heels! You do look very pretty though, being practical isn't as fun as being pretty.

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  3. Hi sweetie,happy new year for someone who sounds like you were struggling you do winter so wonderfully! Great pics and I adore the poetic phrases within your post! Sorry I have'n't popped over for a while, but you may have read my son was critically ill before Christmas.I wondered if you might like to exchange blog links with me?Sharon xox

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  4. Beautiful coat. I love the colour!

    I wish I could wear shoes like that in the snow! I've been wearing leather boots, and three times slipped, and landed on my bum. Now I can only go out in welly boots.

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  5. i know what you feel like i've never known a Winter like this one in Scotland, I even saw the new year whilst sledging it was perfect!
    Happy New Year
    x

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  6. Beautiful photos - I love your coat and beret! xx

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  7. you look lovely! I adore the dress!

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  8. lovely outfit, worth being cold for! can you believe the snow!

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  9. I know the feeling. It's lovely to be inside in this weather.

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  10. Wonderful photographs. You look amazing Miss Harrington.

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  11. The blue of the coat is so gorgeous and complements you very well. And I love the velvet ribbon detailing on your dress! One of the things I miss about living in NY is the feeling of being outside right after a fresh snowfall.
    the renegade bean

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  12. I love all the sweet little details in this outfit :]

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  13. Hey, how are you?
    Your pictures are beautiful with the snow and everything.
    Everyone here in Bradenton thinks its about to snow because its so cold these days. That would be a sight to see in FL haha

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  14. It was 42 degrees Celsius here yesterday and I would happily swap with you! ;)

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  15. your gorgeous! I love your outfit that dress is so pretty

    lovelove, M.
    http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

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  16. gorgeous outfit :)

    love your blog! :)
    - Audrey Allure <3
    http://audreyallure.blogspot.com

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  17. I love your coat! You look totally beautiful in the snow.

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  18. Nice picture.
    You are really pretty

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