Minus seven here overnight. I tried to alter the central heating to stay on for twenty four hours rather than the twelve it does now - in my innocence I thought I could just turn the thermostat down and it would tick over - but in fact I just couldn't do it correctly. My son came round to see if he could help (at 10pm) but although he thought he had done it correctly he hadn't and again it stayed off all night. The people who lived here before couldn\t find any of the instruction books to ovens, central heating etc. and although the instructions on the wall thing are quite detailed neither of us was able to succeed.
I am having the boiler serviced on Tuesday next week so the engineer should be able to do it for me - sod's law suggests that the cold snap may well be over by then.
We have not had snow. There is thick ice on my car and the footpath looks slippery to say the least -hence my intention to cancel my hair appointment in a few minutes. There is no point in inviting a fall on the ice - there have been two Obits in The Times during the last week where death was 'as the result of a fall'. The sun is already up and there is no wind, so it looks like another lovely day (if you are inside looking out). More later if there is anything of interest to report.
The sun has been out all day and it was warm in the sun and out of the wind. The ice more or less melted on the paths and cars- certainly on my side of the road. I haven't taken Tess for a walk today - too slippery first thing and then at lunch time Petpals took her for her hour-long walk as they always do on Thursdays and Fridays; I was too weak willed to take a walk for my health's sake, so just tatted about doing a bit of filing, writing a few notes for my book group on Monday, doing the Sudoku in The Times - and then it was time for tea.
Now a bit of fog has come down, it is still, very dark with lots of stars and thick ice everywhere. No snow though.