Tara’s theme this week is White. I wasn’t going to post anything, and I know everyone’s bored of snow but… it is all so beautiful.
We’re not really snowed in but we can’t really get out. At least, not in the car; we’re saving a lot of money on petrol. There was a brief thaw at the weekend and the icicles regressed but the cold has come back with a vengeance this week. The icicles are now 2m long and there’s an inaccessible glacier teetering off the gutter immediately above our phone line. -13° C this morning. I know that’s not really cold, in the global scheme of things, but Continue reading →
“Can I take the car tomorrow?”
“I need to get back to Uni.”
Just 18, he passed his test in July and already, of course, he’s a far better driver than his mum. Never mind that the car is buried under a 3 ft blanket of snow and hasn’t moved since the weekend. Don’t worry that all the roads are single track and covered in slush, with cars abandonned all over the place, and as soon as the plough goes through and clears the path new snow fills it in again. So what if the AA has had 18,000 breakdown call outs and that the temperature is predicted to drop to record lows tonight? Even the buses are struggling to reach the village.
The Forth Road Bridge was closed by snow for the first time in its life. The schools have been off all week and Continue reading →
January 4th 2010
Dr Foster went to Gloucester in a shower of rain…
Torrential rain, snow, blizzards. It must be spring. The snow has only just melted Continue reading →