Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Let it snow, let it freeze, let it snow...

Snow at 05:30 Monday, followed by lots of freezing and exciting driving to work (I have to drive up 2 1/2 un-gritted roads to reach a bus route that is gritted. Always an exciting prospect in icy weather!) Then last night it got down to about -10 (thank God for hot water bottles and border collies - bottle on the feet, border collies down one side, so nice and toasty!)
Tonight it's supposed to be a bit colder so socks will probably come into play at some point. It's not as bad as when we first moved in and were getting to grips with the fire / back boiler situation though - I haven't had to resort to the wooly hat in bed yet, although if it keeps up that night may come.

It's only the second day back at work and I'm looking forward to the weekend already. No afternoon off this week, in return for the late night, so I shall be flagging a bit by Friday.

But on saturday I have a mission! I have to clear out all of the non-essential / underused / never used pots and pans from the kitchen cupboards and restrict the contents to those that have a clear and useful purpose, as well as a more than vague chance of actually being used in the next decade or so.

Then I have to re-organise the tinned foodstuffs (mostly spicy mixed beans) into one cupboard, before heading off to a metropolis to stock up on all of the foodstuffs we do not have. And make stew. I will no doubt be persistently aided by collies and a cat. Such is life.


  1. Of course borders collies, uce and leashes laws are entirely life threatening. At least in my experience ;)

  2. I skated to the post office on Monday afternoon and haven't been out since - we have three ungritted roads between us and the high street, and one of them's on a hill! Monday's snow is still lying and now it's snowing again. Have I mentioned that I hate winter? ;)

  3. We still have snow and ice on the nature reserve although the streets are now clear (for the moment - it's supposed to be cold up to the weekend so there's always the possibility of more). But in the morning it's freezing! I just want to burrow under the covers and stay warm.

    The desk is next to the kitchen doorway (no door) in the back room where the fire is but because there's a back boiler, all the heat goes up the chimney and not into the room, so I sit there with a blanket over my legs and fingerless gloves on my hands to try and stay warm while I type. One day I will have a laptop - until then I will just have to look overdressed while indoors!

  4. I took the dogs out for a walk last night when I got home (about 22:10) and I keep the boy on the lead for the first part which is down the road and over the bridge to the nature reserve. Ice on the bridge and I'm *flying* along behind him - even in walking boots - so it's a relief to let him off for a bit where I'm not going to go face first into an immovable object!