Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Short of time.

Today is flying by.   It is now 3pm and this is the first chance I have had to sit down at the computer.   It is my shopping day and these days the farmer has to ferry me back and forth as I am in a non-driving phase.   The journey could have been made in mid-winter.   There was an inch of snow on the ground, heavy snow hung on the fir trees and there was thick freezing fog on the top road to the supermarket.   The temperature, according to the dash board in the car, was 1.5, there was an ice symbol and it never got any higher.

I am a creature of routine and once back it is get the lunch, wash out the refrigerator, pack away the food, load the dishwasher and switch it on - then I can think of what I wish to do.   Several business things had to be done - so here I am at long last.

Do you remember the story a couple of weeks ago about the farmer
finding a balloon in the field and it having a tag on it?  I sent a letter to the little girl who had written on the tag and Diane, who is one of my followers and who teaches in Texas, picked up on it and is now in touch with the school.   She herself is a teacher and there is hopefully going to be some contact between the classes.   Such is the power of the internet. Used wisely and well and it is such a great advantage isn't it?   Sad that there is always somebody somewhere who has an ulterior motive.

As I write the snow is gradually disappearing and the sun is trying to shine through.   I am hoping it all goes away as friend W and I are set to go through to Kirby Lonsdale on Friday to meet our friends from Windermere for a lunch in the Italian restaurant there.
To get there we have to go over the tops and that means a height of well over a thousand feet, so we do want pretty good conditions.
We shall see.  

13 comments:

Cloudia said...

You always well reward a look in. Thanks!


A.oha

Cloudia said...

Aloha over the 'tops'

Gwil W said...

Hope you take your camera to KL. Should be some nice views from the unfenced road over Barbondale if you get up that way.

Robin Mac said...

How wonderful that the schools may have contact because your Farmer found a balloon. I hope you get over the top road to Kirby Lonsdale as then we wlll see some beautiful photos. Cheers

Heather said...

It is amazing that you have a link to the school that little girl goes to in Texas. The power of the Internet.
I'll have my fingers crossed for good conditions for your trip to Kirby Lonsdale. Hope you have a lovely day.

jill said...

We have no snow today for a change but it is very cold,a little hail as I came over the moors but nothing tonight,it is forcast for tomorrow though,hope it stays away.Hope you get to see your friends on friday its good to have good company.Love Jill xx

Penny said...

It seems that the northern hemisphere is still having snow, we are having cool nights but the odd hot day, lovely after all the heat.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Our rain holds - no snow this winter except for one dusting. I hope you have a lovely day out, with no snow.

A said...

It's amazing to me how small the world is becoming thanks to the internet. That's pretty cool to hear.

MorningAJ said...

Have you ever considered shopping online when you're short of time? I know you'd miss your trips but once in a while might be helpful.

Em Parkinson said...

I've just read about 'psychological snow' on Kim at Golden Pines' blog, which is apparently snow that doesn't settle.....we're getting a lot of that! How long before the Met Office here adopts that as a phrase!

Dartford Warbler said...

Where does the time go on busy days?

We once found a balloon that had flown eastwards from Cornwall. I sent back the tag along with a photo of the pony whose field I had found the balloon in. The family who has sent the balloon replied, with a tube of Polos for the pony enclosed. A very heartwarming episode!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks for visiting. Yes, I do buy some things on line - mainly clothes - but I enjoy going out of the house. It is quite lonely down here and to get out into the world is important to me,so I shall do it as often as I can. Hopefully, I shall soon be driving again.