Back in the Autumn we went for a training day at (according to Anya) the hallowed Villa Park, home of (according to Anya) the mighty Aston Villa.
|Child misery after being told the footballers|
were too far away to get autographs
|Child happiness after |
hurdling seats to get Ashley
Young to sign their tops
|We went for plenty of walks before the cold set in....|
|This year was the first fireworks night without tears, |
another undeniable sign of big kids!
November 27th was the start of the big freeze, the earliest snow that I can remember. It was -14 every morning for weeks. The frosts made tinsel from spider webs and branches, looked pretty but felt very very cold!
The snow very nearly made me miss out on a flying visit to see the German markets of Frankfurt and have a girlie shopping, glug drinking, childfree weekend.
We managed to fit in plenty of sledging (note for next year - avoid wire fences!)
The lighting made for great photos:
|Washed out 'Vantage Photography' style shot|
|The boy and his sledge|