Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Jingle Bells in January

It didn’t half snow on Friday night.  Kids around here were in seventh heaven on Saturday.  Sledging weather it definitely was.


Charlie was spending Saturday afternoon with us while his parents were at work.  Due to the treacherous condition of the side roads, instead of him being dropped off on our doorstep , William and I walked down to the main road and met up with Charlie and his daddy down there.  I’d said to make sure and bring Charlie’s sledge with him.


Granddad gamely pulled him along the paths back to our house.  Charlie loved it and sang Jingle Bells loud and clear as soon as his bottom touched the seat of the sledge.  It was really cute!



Helping to shovel away the snow.

Jingle Bells in January.

A little slideshow I made in Windows Live Movie maker.


George slept over on Saturday night.  Sunday afternoon there was a treat in store for him.  George’s granddad and I took him to the old Picture House in Hebden Bridge to see Life of Pi.  He was more excited about going in the old building than he was about the actual film.    Above, a kid in a candy store, buying a mix up of sweets to take to the pictures.


Like all his generation George is far more used to large multi-screen cinemas than little old fashioned picture houses like this one.  Of course, if you are a member of my generation, you will probably have happy memories of Saturday afternoon matinees in picture houses just like this one.   One of the films I particularly remember watching was Whistle Down the Wind starring Hayley Mills.  I loved that film.  Hayley Mills was such a fantastic little actress wasn’t she?

As for the film, Life of Pi?  I don’t think any of us will be in any hurry to go see it again.  But it was okay.  Kind of.  It did have its moments though.  So, there we are.  I’d make a fantastic cinema critic wouldn’t I?

And as for the snow?  By Sunday night it had practically all gone.  I’m hoping that’s the last of it too and that spring will show its happy little self very, very soon.

Until next time,



Anonymous said...

I got it working on the iPad. Adorable!

Anita Johnson said...

I've heard mixed reviews too, but i think we still may see it. My husband and I read the book years ago. Love the snow pictures, next year our grandson will be old enough to sled on our hill too! Such a sweet little voice too

Tammy said...

That is a cute little video of Charlie singing Jingles Bells. Nice photos. The snow sure looks pretty but I imagine it's only fun for a short while. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Tammy