The temperatures are dropping – we’re going down a few degrees a day and by Friday it will be minus 15….brrrr….too cold to snow.
I’m hunkering down as much as possible and trying to make the house as cosy and welcoming as I can for all those coming in from outside. There is a log fire burning, candles lit, bread rising and a Victoria Sponge cake in the oven…I’m mostly by the fire knitting and reading when I’m not in the kitchen.
It still doesn’t seem to be enough to stop teenagers from locking themselves away in their bedrooms though. What is it that makes cosy family time so deeply unattractive to them? Hormones? Mothers?
I’ll keep trying. One day they will realize that it’s so much nicer down here!