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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

That's snow business, folks

You know what it's like. The chill winds and elements are raging outside and you're all tucked up indoors, with a cup of tea, a good book and...a tea-cosy that looks like a sheep on your head.

This was the scene in the yellow room last night. The sheep tea-cosy was a Christmas present from Debbie's mum, Doris. And very fetching it is too!

This morning, I nearly went out with the tea-cosy on my baldy bonce such was the nipping cold.


Having met up with Lesley for a spot of shopping in Whitley Bay town centre, I took a detour on Station Road and climbed up to the penthouse suite that house the offices of Chris Wilson...

Chris was utterly shocked and taken aback by the gifts I pressed upon him: the 40th Anniversary Edition of In The Court of the Crimson King, and even better, a packet of Wagon Wheels.

Chris is the author and designer of one of my favourite web sites... Whitley Bay In The 70's. You can also check out Chris's other activities on the wonderful willywideweb site. We're talking about him polishing up my web presence a bit. Oo-er, missus.

Out of the Wilson penthouse and back onto the pavement of Station Road...

Near the top of our street someone has decided to rather inconveniently put out their dead...


A clear run down to our end of the street accompanied by flurries and gusts of freshly falling snowflakes...

Later in the evening, visitors to the yellow room - Ray and Chris - who'd heard about the sheep-shaped tea cosy and were keen to sample its delights...

I asked Ray if it was OK to take his picture. "No need to be sheepish about it!" he chortled.

7 comments:

The Confused said...

Do you own a hat Sid?

I'm a fellow baldy like yourself so when winter comes round, I never go anywhere without my hat. It goes quite some way to helping one feel warmer. But finding a hat that one feels comfortable with is a science in itself! I have a Breton fisherman type hat... looks and feels fine on me, complements my character but they're not for everyone.

Wagon Wheels? Remember they used to be much bigger than they are now? Same with chocolate digestives!

Sid Smith said...

Hey there Confused,

I own several hats but the two I use the most are the traditional panama for the summer and a black fedora for the winter. Essential headgear. Trouble is I sometimes forget to grab them as I leave the house as in this particular post!

Thomas said...

You call that snow?

Sid Smith said...

This country is so namby-pamby when it comes to snow, Thomas. You get a centimetre fall and the country goes into crisis. A few centimetres and the entire nation grinds to a halt!

The Confused said...

Glad to hear about your hats!

Spot on about the namby pambyness of this country when it snows. It is absurd how it always grinds to a halt. I've been needing to travel for several days but can't... trains not running, buses minimal and even airports are shut. Serves me right I guess for sticking to public transport. They're always quick to whack up the prices but never quick enough to get one from A to B. Grrr!

If I hear or see one more reference to "the big freeze" I will scream. It ain't a big freeze... it's normal winter weather!

CBQ said...

I walked past some discarded Xmas trees today but did not record them for posterity - I did however capture the chainsawed remains of Charlotte Square's finest...

Still, only 11 months or so to go...

steven said...

crimson and wagon wheels!!! that was me in my twenties!! the boys look splendid in the tea cosy sid. another merch. idea for dgm - an itcotck tea cosy! cheers. steven

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