Monday, 27 December 2010
Elisabeth Beresford, author famous for her Womble stories, but actually the writer of many more mystery and adventure books for children - many of which were based on Alderney (see our site at www.peakirkbooks.com) died on Christmas Eve 2010. She was awarded an MBE for her services to Childrens' Literature in the 1998 New Years Honour's List.
Thursday, 9 December 2010
Here in Stibbard we have been shivering for the last 2 weeks - and been deep in snow. It still lies on the ground, although the level has gone down a little. The dogs needless to say love it - although the novelty is wearing off. This is the second time this year we have had significant snow (Last January saw lots 0f snow) so we are beginning to think we have moved to a snowy part of the country! It is of course very pretty - the countryside here looks beautiful - and walking locally, although slippery, is lovely as long as you wrap up well. My wellie boots have never seen so much use. I have taken some photographs to illustrate. Just one thing - we have storage heaters in this house - not the most efficient heating - I look forward to having radiators in the future. Meanwhile - lots of lovely log fires blaze to keep us warm.
I don't know if its caused by the snow - but our telephone line is down. Stibbard still has snow - more of that to come - but the telephone being out of order - now day 2 - is affecting our business! People can't even leave answerphone messages. It just rings once (as heard by the caller) then stops. Obviously we hear nothing this end. If anyone needs to contact us, our internet connection is currently working, so please send us an e-mail - email@example.com.