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A Catch Up Thingy! 
20th-Dec-2010 08:05 pm
Snowy cottage
What a hectic/weird couple of days.

Yesterday we did wonder if we would make it to Church in the morning - and got to the road before our building, where I parked and made Dad walk the last bit!  When we got there, Dad went in and I helped push one of our Elder's cars who had got stuck!  Still most people made it there, including parents of our childrens club and had a good carol service.

Then in the evening we had our Carol Service/sing-song at our house - 20 people ther, and the "rule" is you pick a carol and we sing 2 verses ... so really great, as we ended up singing some really great songs.  We had a quiz in the middle to give our voices a rest, then supper before people went home.

This morning i was due to go to an interview for a course in Feb - but was snowed in - South Devon was stationary. 

So, I got the tree up and decorated ... and then this afternoon I went into town and did a couple of bits of Christmas shopping.

I hope to get back to Bude tomorrow, and have to stay till the 24th (as that's when I sign on) ... so will have to see what the weather decides - all in all nothing is worth a dangerous drive just to collect Christmas pressies, is it?

Hope life is going well for the rest of you.
20th-Dec-2010 08:09 pm (UTC)
When it's snowing in your part of the world you know it's a hard winter! I got snowed in in Alternun for a week once... at a wedding and even the bride and groom got stuck with us!

Glad you had your Carol concert, fingers crossed for Christmas but take no risks!
20th-Dec-2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
Tim and Claire couldn't move in Exeter - but for Torquay to grind to a halt as it did this morning, that was weird.

The only classic I've seen with a bride was when we had flooding in Bude the RNLI took her to the Church!

Yes, in the end, snow looks lovely - but ice I keep away from - if it doesn't clear I'm not driving ... it's not worth it.
20th-Dec-2010 09:20 pm (UTC)
Deborah, Glad that you all got there save to enjoy the service.

That sounds like so much fun singing Carols with other people.

I like to see a picture of the tree. Ours still isn't up yet, maybe Wednesday.

Nothing is more important then your life. If it's to icy or snowy stay in!!

PS New userpic made with Photoshop CS5. What do you think?

Edited at 2010-12-20 09:21 pm (UTC)
21st-Dec-2010 01:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you - it was great.

There'll be a basic pic up in a minute - but will probably take a few pictures over the week I'm at Mum and dad's

Yes, I love the icon - saw it earlier in the week. Are you glad you got Photoshop - is it easier/better than GIMP ... although you just can't go too far wrong with the subject matter, can you?
21st-Dec-2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
I just saw the pic of the tree. I like it.

What can I say about Photoshop. I thought it wouldn't be that a big step to take after using GIMP. Same pictures for the tools and so but I was Wrong!! It has so many features and it takes a while to find them. I will learn in the end (and keep learning after years of using it I've read) but till then I will make my icons in GIMP for the challenges this year. On other projects I will use Photoshop.

As for the Subject matter. Even I couldn't screw that up in my first try photoshop *gg*
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