We are back to snow again. Well we're back to snow and ice together. Soft powdery snow topped by crunchy crisp ice. Quite a combination that makes for some strange noises as a tractor rolls past the house first thing in the morning. It sounded like a roll of thunder, marching feet and crackling paper all rolled into one. Made a change from the buzz of the alarm clock.
I don't need the alarm clock this week as it is half term up here in snowy Scotland. No school and Idgy basking in bed playing games on her DS in the mornings. We did escape the house yesterday though. We went to see the joys of Yoggi Bear at the cinema. Well no, we didn't see Yoggi Bear himself, no that would be silly, he is far too busy promoting his film somewhere in America, he is not here in the hinterlands of Ayrshire. Of course we saw the 3d version, you can't keep me away from those flying images and just-want-to-catch-things pictures. This time instead of butterflies there were nacho chips flying through the air. Aaah what joy, food in 3d, I was right in there grabbing at crisps and almost tasting them. Couldn't reach the dip though, they kept that on the screen.
A review of Yoggi Bear? What can I say – when you have been brought up with the pet name of Boo Boo you have to feel a certain affinity for the dynamic duo, they are part of the past, welded in there along with jam sandwiches and cremola foam.
As a kids film goes it was fine, the animation was great, plot dreadful and jokes enough to have the hundreds of kids in the audience keeling over with laughter. What more could you want really.
Call me boring if you will, but being trapped in a large dark building with hundreds of screaming midgets isn't really my thing. Was never good at it when Idgy was an under four foot tall, and I think I'm getting worse with every inch she grows. All those patient mums getting up and down throughout the film leading their little charges to the loo and back, the resigned sighs as coke is tipped all over them and a half eaten hot dog squished into one hand as they are trying to sip their cold cappuccino with the other.
No, been there done that. Getting old has one thing to be said for it. It's your own offspring sitting next to you sighing at your behavour. Soon she'll be tutting as I shuffle past to the loo every five minutes, and groan inwardly as I slop my coffee over her and dribble food all over her favourite jersey. Something to look forward to eh!
So today is officially a 'Snow Day' , I'll light the fire and Idgy will curl up with her DS laughing at some mad dragon game from America. I'll hole up in the kitchen with laptop and notebooks, might even take some snow photos and brave the chilly weather.
Have a great day whatever your weather.