What happened to the snow?

Well we waited, and waited but it never came! I know, we were lucky, no snow to clear in the Maidenhead area but we should spare a thought for those who did get very bad weather last week, especially the poor souls who had all the floods up on the East coast. Its nearly seventy years since Windsor was flooded and many people in the town were evacuated from their houses. At the time my family lived in one of the roads that was badly effected. During this time I decided to make my appearance and my poor mum went into hospital knowing that she may well not be able to return home after having me. Going into labour is a worrying enough time without the added problem of your home being flooded. The fact is, we went from Old Windsor Hospital to stay with an aunt in Dedworth, while dad sorted out the family home, which, when the flood waters were at their highest, had water over the window sills. I can’t begin to imagine what it must have been like for mum and dad but my heart does go out to the folk in the North East as they struggle to get their homes back to normal.

As dad was off while mum was in hospital, he volunteered to man the punts that were going from house to house bringing necessities to people who were housebound. This photo cropped up a few years ago and shows my uncle Bill and, I think, my dad on one of the punts. Its not a very clear photo but I believe that’s my dad in the forefront of the snap. For those of you that know Windsor, this was taken in Goswell Road, which is where Ward Royal is now.

Anyway, although we weren’t snowbound, I did manage to shut myself in my little corner and get some more things made for my Folksy shop. Here is a little preview…

This is a cushion with ‘Love’ word art embroidered on.

 

Here is a book cushion for a little boy

This is a cushion with a lovely sentiment embroidered on, it would make a nice house warming gift.

 

Little hanging hearts for the romantics among you, ready for Valentine’s day

These are all available in my Folksy shop, click on the button alongside this post, for more info.

I’m hoping to get set up to sell directly from this web site soon so watch this space…..

In the mean time, stay warm,

Jenny xx

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