It began to snow at nine o'clock this morning and has snowed almost all of the day. For a while it turned to sleet but now it is very cold and looks set to freeze tonight.
The farmer, not to be put off by the snow, walked with his walking group, way up in the Pennines and thoroughly enjoyed it. The only nuisance was the journey home when so many drivers were playing silly 'B's on the road - driving in the wrong gear, getting stuck on hills, getting stuck cross ways on of the road. It took him an hour to do a journey which usually only takes half an hour - but I had lunch all ready.
For lunch I did a favourite of his - I can't remember what it is called but perhaps someone can enlighten me - a Dutch recipe which entails a round of toast, covered by a nice layer of tasty cheese, covered by a slice of cooked ham and topped with a fried egg. In the farmer's case he had this double. I had a single helping. It really is delicious and very filling. Try it sometime.
Tomorrow we are (three of us) set to have Christmas lunch in Hawes, so I am keeping my fingers crossed that we will get through. It will be such a disappointment if we can't, especially after last week's fiasco owing to flooding.
Keep snug and warm.