With the weather taking a turn for the worse all over the UK, Teddy Bo Towers was no exception, and the girls awoke on a chilly Tuesday morning to see the snow a foot deep on the ground outside, and still falling. Getting deeper and deeper. They had enough alcohol to last at least a week, so they weren’t unduly worried. They also had some food (haggis, and potatoes). However, at that point the electricity went off, and everyone stood looking at each other, and then the panic set in. Cries of ‘I can’t play Abba on my CD player, I can’t cook haggis for dinner tonight etc” resounded around the room.
Gayle stepped into the room. " Girls", she said, "you may not be aware, but our power is paid for by a card meter. We go to the newsagents, spend some money, and they top up the card. We then put it in a machine here and that allows us more electricity. Now all we need is for someone to go to the corner shop and get some more power."
The girls looked outside the window at the snow, seeing the branches sway due to the strong winds, then they looked at each other. No volunteers. It took another hour and finally, Maritha and Debbie said they would go.
Fortunately Maritha is from Sweden, so she's used to the bad weather. They even had winter tyres and snow chains on their bicycle wheels! They strapped torches to their bikes to make sure they could be seen by any foolish motorists out in this weather. And they set of to the village looking for the corner shop so they could buy newspaper, eggs, sausages, potato scones, oh and to put some money on the power card.
The going was tough. The girls working hard to move through the snow, and with the wheels digging in, it was hard to try and turn, or brake, or do anything else. In fact going downhill, Maritha hit the brakes, the bike kept going, and she flew into a deep area of snow as she was thrown from the bike. But like a 'super trooper' she just got back onto the bike.
Two hours later, they staggered away from their bikes and into the shop where they rushed through the shop to stand beside a portable heater where they could warm their hands.
Electricity purchased, and some chocolate and whiskey and the other ingredients requested, the girls were ready to return. One step outside, and they couldn't see where they had left their bikes, the snow had covered them. They’d have to walk home as neither of them wanted a wet bum!
Trudging through the snow they spent three hours travelling the 3 miles to Teddy Bo towers. The snow continuing to fall, the snow now up to their knees as they dragged their shopping behind. It was about half way home when Debbie collapsed in the snow, unable to get up again. Maritha stooped to help her, and it was then that they noticed the light in the distance calling them forward. And crawl forward they did, through the snow towards the light that turned out to be from one of the gritter lorries trying to open up the roads. The nice driver gave them a lift home, and that’ll be a nice thank you card getting sent his way, just as soon as their hands defrost.
The girls back at Teddy Bo Towers were having a snowball fight just as the Maritha and Debbie were dropped off. The heating was put back on, and the girls were soon defrosting in the beds. Hopefully they’ll be able to talk soon rather than the sound of chattering teeth.
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And now we see what the Design Team's been up to this week...x
My Minds Eye papers
Stampin' Up! brad
Gem swirls from That Craft Place
Sentiment from stash~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Image - TeddyBo_239 Pre-Coloured
Papers all from my scraps
Die Cut from Marianne Designs
I have used TeddyBea 254 (Precoloured) for this card, the papers are from Do Crafts Papercapsule CD. I have cut the doily on my Silhouette and just added a little ribbon and buttons too.
Papers : Prima (romance Novel)
Distress Ink and Promarkers
Magnolia die leaf
Whimsy stamp die
Lace from sweet Lau
Swirl from Memorybox