08/01/2010 at 19:52 2 comments

Last night, or so we’re reliably informed, was the equal coldest night ever recorded in the UK, with temps dipping to minus 22C or thereabouts, the same as at the South Pole.  Here in “balmy” Devon we dropped to minus 14C, easily cold enough to have potentially devastating consequences for some of the rare trees, shrubs and bamboos that inhabit our garden….we won’t know what damage has occurred until Spring, but in the meantime our bore-hole fed water supply has frozen and pipes burst, flooding the kitchen. The river has also frozen over (for only the third time in the last 25 years), we’ve had no post delivery for days and none of our cars can make it out of our entrance drive….so clearly the only thing left to do right now is go and play in the snow:

Our Valley.

Gotta Have A Stick.

Then Have a Stick Wrestle.

At the bottom of the garden.

Snow hoover.

Helping Adam to make a Snow bunny.


1 flattened Giant Bamboo (foreground) & 12 snowy Redwoods (background)

Hock-deep in the snow.

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There’s No Business Like Snow Business. New Kid on the Block!!

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sam  |  13/01/2010 at 18:10

    wow…..all those shrubs (especially the most rare and expensive ones) look like bloodhound heaven!!!! You would have a garden full of stumps in no time! Glad madame is enjoying the snow.

  • 2. Phoenix  |  14/01/2010 at 17:57

    I knew there was a reason we went for gundogs!!


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