My outdoor candelabra looks more like a load of giant's egg cups!
The stone bench where I sit in the summer and have a cup of tea appears to have been covered with a downy white cushion. I don't fancy sitting on it at the moment though!
For most of us, just for a few days, slowing down because of the snow, could be just what we need. Life can be so frantic. We have endless 'to do' lists and there is that feeling of there just not being enough time to devote to everything and everyone so it is good to be forced to stop for a while.
I have a friend who sat down last weekend and read a whole book, cover to cover. She never normally does that unless she is on holiday.
Another friend began her spring cleaning.
I caught up with a missed episode of Borgen on the DVD. If you haven't seen it, it's a Danish political drama and it's brilliant.
My husband, daughter and I built a snowman which actually turned out to look more like a snow bird. Here he is wearing one of my daughter's hats.
And, best of all, last Saturday evening the three of us walked around the corner to meet the newest member of our family. The sky was clear, the air was crisp and the moon shone down. The streets were covered in soft, deep snow which gave a small, blissful crunch with every step taken. I will never forget that walk or meeting my grandaughter for the first time. Here she is, another miracle, our perfect, precious baby. Welcome to our world.
Wherever you are in the world I hope that this week your life has been blessed by a miracle or two. Sometimes we just need to slow down a little in order to notice them. So when the snow goes I'm going to keep thinking of Carl Honore and try to put a few of his Slow Principles into practice. That way I hope to come across a miracle every day. What could be better than that?