Well, where is the Beast from the East? Alright, so we have about two inches of snow, but no strong winds, and mostly bright sunshine and the temperature is on or around nought. Actually quite a pleasant day. Now and again a blizzard comes our way but it is gone in an instant and then the sun prevails again. I hesitate to speak too soon though as Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be worse, so perhaps we shall see him tomorrow with all his ferocity.
I had to go into town to deliver a letter and friend W rang to say 'shall we go out to lunch?' so we combined the two and went to The Bolton Arms in our little town. W had liver and bacon with mash and mushy peas and I had gammon, pineapple, egg and chips with peas. Both were delicious. There was an enormous log fire burning in the grate, the sun shone on the market square and the whole place was a buzz of people coming and going. We had a really pleasant couple of hours.
So thank you W for suggesting it.
John talks today of the value of friends. I was reminded of this today when first of all friend J rang to tell me not to take Tess out in the snow as it might be slippery and that she would call and take her over the fields with her dog Meg. About a quarter of an hour later friend E knocked on the door to see if I needed any shopping as she was just about to walk in during a sunny spell. And she had hardly gone when W appeared in her car to take me in for lunch. Oh yes John, I know all about the value of friends.
The Beast is supposed to strike again tomorrow and Thursday with increased ferocity but the amber warning patch seems to be moving further North so hopefully we might miss the worst of it. I shall keep my fingers and everything else crossed.