Tipping It Down Tuesday!

It is, yet again, raining here in dear old England.  The poor people who were flooded over Christmas are still flooded and the floods are covering more and more land and I feel so sorry for them. There is more rain due which of course just adds to the misery.  There is a saying which we use over here a lot, “nice weather for ducks”, well I think even the ducks are fed up with all the water now!!!!!

We didn’t get a lot done over the weekend as we all have colds(!) and as the weather was not good again it really did not inspire any of us to get up and move, including Treacle!!!!

DH is away for the next three days at an exhibition in the South of the country where all the floods are so it remains to be seen if they actually get there and if everything is okay when they do!  The area they are going to is okay at the moment but who knows with this weather!  Good job he has a big truck so at least he can navigate through some of the floods!!!!

Which leaves The Boys, Treacle and I at home.  It is the last week of school and Youngest has next week off which will be nice to have a break and I have one or two things planned, depending upon the weather.  I didn’t get any quilting done last week because of not feeling too good so I am determined to get something done this week.

At the weekend DH and I are away in Glasgow, Scotland to visit an art exhibition which I will tell you more about next week.

I don’t normally read the papers as it can be so depressing but I found these two articles today which made me smile

Winter Olympics come to Minnesota: Tim Smith hosts The Games in the front yard of his home in Crystal

This is a picture of Tim Smith’s house in Crystal, Minnesota and because of all the snow he has managed to make a small Luge track round his house!  It is twelve feet tall and he built it to keep his three children entertained on their snow days!  As they had so much fun, on the opening day of the Winter Olympics the family hosted their own Kiddie Winter Olympics where the whole neighbourhood came!  I think this is a great idea so well done Mr Smith!!!

Here is the link : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2556371/Forget-Sochi-Minnesota-families-build-giant-luge-tracks-yards-stage-Winter-Olympics-local-kids.html

All the children in the neighborhood - and their parents - came to 'compete' in the Olympics staged by Tim Smith this week, which coincided with the Opening Ceremony

Another great story is of one bored commuter in Britain, who is also a very talented animator; Mr Joe Butcher.  Using just a few pens and small pieces of paper he has turned his fellow travelers into cartoons (and a well placed camera of course!)  I think they are great and here are my favourite two.

Sketch: October Jones, aka animator Joe Butcher, has transformed his fellow train passengers into Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner with the aid of just a few pens and some well placed paper

Here's Wally! A stripey top makes this rail traveller the perfect candidate for a Where's Wally makeover courtesy of October Jones

Here is the link if you want to see more : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2556021/Beep-beep-Wile-E-Coyote-takes-train-finally-catch-The-Road-Runner-talented-artist-transforms-commuters-cartoon-characters-aid-placed-piece-paper.html

Pictures all from the Daily Mail website!

They made me smile on this wet, dank and cold day again!  I hope your Tuesday is a little better weather wise.  Treacle and I will be keeping warm whilst working today.  Wait till you see her tomorrow on her Wednesday Wag!!!!!

Susie x

One thought on “Tipping It Down Tuesday!

  1. Marla Nelson

    I am not sure which is better rain or snow in the winter. I think the snow. A nice sunny day here but really cold. The calm before the storm which is heading our way Thurs and Friday. So you live in England. I am taking my mother there next October for a bus trip that is doing London Scotland and Ireland. Can’t wait to see the beautiful country. What is the weather usually like that time of the year. My brother lives in Victoria and he gets lots of rain. I guess we can’t have it all. Try to think warm sunny days and just sew.

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