March blizzards in English Channel

This little bird was singing its heart out

Once in a generation freak blizzards hit the Channel Islands

Jersey and Guernsey, the two biggest islands were brought to a standstill by the blizzard which hit the islands with gale force winds, 15cm of snow which in the high winds caused much higher drifts.

Sausmarez manor

Islanders are used to their airport closing- fog often brings disruption, but snow is relatively rare.

Stuck there until the owner returns
Snowman building...
....and less traditional....

St martins parish is a regular highly placed contender in floral guernsey. These daffodils should have waited a little while before coming out…

Town flower boxes
Not much coming out of this door
This guernsey donkey given in to the wind..

I lost quite a big tree in my garden – on its way down it felled a large patio umbrella!

Let me in pleeeese!

Phoebe, our chocolate lab really doesn't think much of the whole snow thing. Cold paws and dampness – like me she wants a warm day.


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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla If you have come as a baker my blog is i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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