At last :
WINTER decided not to move on unnoticed !
It's freezing up to minus 20 C
and we had a few centimetres of snow yesterday.
But ... we aren't used to that !
So that kind of weather brings on a lot of trouble in our small country :
lots of people got stuck in their cars in endless traffic jams ...
busses and trains that didn't go on time
( or at all ) ...
central heating that failed ...
in one word : "chaos"
But also this kind of weather starts another frenzy :
ice skating !
Holland has so much water in ditches, little canals and lakes
that, when all thát freezes over,
everyone, young or old, wants to be on the ice !!!
Many people are even having high hopes for the "monster-race"
of 200 km in the North of the country, in Friesland ...
This morning the white frost and a clear blue sky
gave us the most wonderful "fairy" world to look at and enjoy !
(this spider wasn't home anyway ...)
For our "normal" Stitch'nBitch outing daughter and I go to Rotterdam,
but this time we went to a new place in the next village
The friendly hostess (owner of the Alpacas)
had a cosy room (and yarn shop) in the cellar of a little house
where we met some new knitting and spinning friends !
They come together every first Saturday of the month.
It was fun :
we'll be back, that's for sure !
(We didn't séé the alpacas, but next time, we'll take a closer look !
and ..... alpacas have loooooovely soft wool !!!)