In a stoke of genius, they decided to put in a real ice rink for the holiday season. Real, not artificial ice, that is, and it has been unbelievably popular. I love the little penguins to help little ones learn to skate!
And this gives you an idea of how cold it is. Has been. Continues to be. The fountain is frozen. And, acknowledging that this seems to be turning into a weather blog, the snow is on the way again. It has been snowing this morning but the main lot is due to deposit itself on top of us tonight and tomorrow. Oh joy. This does not happen in the UK.
The crochet attempts are coming along swimmingly. I have mastered the half treble now, and finally got the left hand to work smoothly, feeding the wool through, so I was really pleased with myself, and imagine the excitement when I looked at the ripple blanket pattern and I UNDERSTOOD it! Eureka! I know how to do the stitches!! I need to practice more though before I start that. Maybe next week. When I find the right wool. A small one. Very small. However, I have learned a new skill and it is just January 5th today, so that is a good start. In the creative department at least.
Now, if we could just extend the good start to all other areas of my life, that would be wonderful. I spent yesterday sorting paperwork. I would rather do just about anything else on earth. Such fun.
Missy gave me a lovely slow cooker cookbook for Christmas.....and I do believe I am going to go and find a recipe to make now. This is definitely slow cooker kind of weather!