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My name's Alison but for reasons too long to go into I'm known as Cockney Blonde or CB for short. I've been rubber stamping for several years but now spend most of my time either knitting or crocheting. However, with the advent of a New Year I have bitten the bullet and am tackling my usually hated pastime of sewing. I've even bought 'Sewing for Dummies' to guide me on my way. I've been with my hubby Dave for 24 years and between us we have 4 kids and 5 grandkids. We also have 2 cats and a dog, the latter features as my 'photo' image. I used to be able to blog daily but these days I struggle to blog weekly. Hopefully now we are settled into our new home in the country, I can get back to a daily (well almost) update from the room I now have to share with hubby. No more personal crafting space for me!!! Thanks to all the blogs and sites I follow for all your brilliant inspiration, and thank you to everyone who finds the time to comment on my blog.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Ice and a Slice anyone?

This is the ice part....
Went into our connected garage this morning to hear water running. Following the sound I saw not just a drip but a blinking waterfall coming through a small crack in the top of the wall.
To cut a long story short myself and 2 of our neighbours finally discovered that the downpipe was completely blocked by ice. Now I know the photo isn't too attractive but its just to prove a point. The slice bit is the drastic action we took to disconnect the pipe.
What I don't understand is how you can have a thaw when it is still snowing hard and freezing cold.....science was never my strong point!!! Having said that the thaw is only from the snow on the roof obviously not the pipe....
We seem to be getting hit hard here in Yorkshire and there's more on the way.
For anyone else struggling in these conditions, keep warm and safe.

1 comment:

  1. OMG what a mess! I prefer my "ice and a slice" in my G & T Alison.

    Hope you don't get any more of this bead weather - it is about time we had some rain to clear the snow and let us all get back to normality.


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