It has snowed here non stop all day and has been thoroughly unpleasant. It has been that horrible wet snow - not pretty big flakes - but has nevertheless settled and now frozen as the temperature has dropped well below freezing. Traffic has struggled all day and now there is a string of cars parked opposite my bungalow so that they do not have to negotiate the hill in the morning. Luckily my Tesco order arrived absolutely on time and I personally dealt with it all before my carer came - it pretty much tired me out but I managed it. I somehow twisted a muscle in my wrist doing it but am hoping it has recovered by morning. The time is now 10.53m on Friday night - so off to bed and finish this on Saturday. Night, night.
A Saturday morning of beautiful blue sky and brilliant sun but still below freezing. A smiling weather girl on the News tells me that it will gradually warm up 'a little' in the coming days. My carer negotiates 'black ice' for most of her way here. I manage to get to our Zoom coffee morning on time at 10am. Nice to see friends 'in the flesh' and have a brief chat. It does bring some sort of normality to the day. Also I have managed to concoct a sausage casserole in my slow cooker. It is simmering away gently and scenting the bungalow with an enticing smell. Hopefully I shall enjoy it at tea time. So some small steps back to normal life. Hopefully there will be more before long.
Anyone out there a Tracey Chevalier fan? Our Book Club book for next month is 'The Last Runaway' - I am finding it almost 'unputdownable' - if it is new to you do read it.
The sun is going down, the cold is coming down, soon the 'slush' on the road will turn to ice and be dangerous again. But my casserole smells good - I will report back on how it actually tastes tomorrow.