Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Snow...

...and ice!

I couldn't have been listening to the weather forecast very well on Sunday, because when I padded across the landing yesterday morning, and looked out the window, there stretched before me was a blanket of white, all crisp and even...and deep enough not to have a blade of grass peeping through. It's still here today, though not quite as deep and even, but still white...and still chill!

I babysat grandsons yesterday, as they had one of those school inset days.

To start, their central heating isn't working properly, and as the day was so cold, granny decided to take them to her house...but, she needed the local shop first, which is past her house, through two villages, and down a steep hill. Unfortunately they don't grit those roads, and have only just started to outside granny's house, as they've seen fit to give us a bus! But, travelling sensibly...at 6-8 mph, we made it...then came the long way home. November 2007, my land rover skidded on mud left on the road from harvesting beets, in the Fens, and I ended upside down in a ditch...that was after being careful, so now I'm ultra careful...and I had two grandsons in my car, so 6-8 mph...is fine with me! They enjoyed the ride, and sparkling snow...and the village shop. They also had fun watching the squirrel hanging upside down from the bird feeder, and the birds foraging away around the base.

In the afternoon we made the unanimous decision to go to the cinema...Madagascar-Escape 2 Africa...and if you haven't, then you have to see those apes! They give the penguins a run for their money! Granny then took them shopping...so now I'm the wearer of a snug pair of suede, sheepskin lined boot/slippers...oh, and so warm today!

So today is my first "normal" day after the holidays...now where did I put that teapot!

2 comments:

Allegra Smith said...

The weather has been treacherous here in Oregon as well. Rain, snow, some ice sprinkled about for "good" measure and I am still hobbling about with two black knees that hurt as if they were two old hinges that needed oil. This getting old is not for sissies, for sure.

So, what are you going to do with your "back to normal day", may I ask without being noisy?

Suze said...

I'm sure yours has been worse than ours, we only need an inch of snow and a bit of ice and the world stops, well that's the legend. Oh, those knees don't sound good...you make sure you rest them! That's right, it's a brave thing to be getting older...

Normal? Ummm...well as normal as this place ever gets. I did some research for beads and jewellery, dealt with a non payer, and sold some beads...

A productive day. Thank you for asking. :)