We woke up here in North Yorkshire to about an inch of snow and very icy conditions. It was certainly far too slippery for me to venture far. Friend W - true friend as always - called and took me into town to meet the 'girls' for coffee. I crossed the road very carefully; although it was beginning to melt there was still a lot of ice about.
Now I am home at 2.15, have eaten a bowl of steaming hot lentil and vegetable soup I made yesterday, and - on the advice of my Physio - am keeping warm. Writing my Christmas cards beckons. Having to tell so many friends about the death of the farmer means it will be a long process this year - so the sooner I begin the better.
My house number (19 on a piece of slate) arrived this morning. I have just rung the man who looks after my garden and he is going to come and fix it for me within the next few days. At present people have to work out the number for themselves as there is no number there at all.
Pale, cold blue sky outside.
Friday, 1 December 2017
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We get early episodes of Last of the Summer Wine on BBC Entertainment in Austria. Make sure that 19 stays the right way up. Yorkshire has its share of pranksters!
Am so pleased that you managed to get out for coffee with your friends this morning.
That will have boosted your spirits though having to relive the early months of the year
when you write your cards to tell everyone about the farmer will be hard.
At least if you send them reasonably soon you will have fewer addressed to you both.
I hope your back and ribs continue to improve. Sue
While we, or should I say I, feel jealous when seeing those gorgeous dales in all their summer glory, I feel glad that I'm missing snow, something we haven't had down here for several years, thank gawd. Roll on the summer!
I'm so glad you are improving and got to go out with your friends. How nice that you were able to get out despite the ice and snow!
I hope you will be able to draw from that to get through the task of writing your cards.I cannot imagine how difficult that will be.
I will be thinking of you and sending warm love and gentle hugs from our Valley ...
Lily is desperate for some snow. I hope we get some soon. X
Sending you warm and caring thoughts.
Cold and ice here, too. Not pleasant, blue sky and white clouds notwithstanding.
My friend in Scarborough posted some beautiful snow scenes on Facebook earlier today. Looks lovely but I don't like it.
Do be careful on that ice and listen to the doctor.So glad you are up to posting again.
We get Last of the Summer Wine daily here in Canada and when I watch it, I think of you (and previously, the Farmer) frolicking in those sunny Yorkshire dales. I am glad you have made a cozy nest for yourself now ahead of the worst of the weather. For the cards, perhaps you could devise a short few sentences of explanation and just repeat them on each card. I can't imagine how you hold it together as you have done. Last Christmas without my mom I just bailed completely, wrote no cards, bought no gifts, just took myself off to a Caribbean island for the duration. You are an example to me certainly. Stay warm and take care.
Still no snow in Suffolk but the icy cold wind is bitter.
Stay safe and warm
There is something really lovely about being cosy indoors when it is cold outside, if you have no pressing tasks to do. I am thinking of you without The Farmer, Weave. I am hoping that you will be warm and cosy, with plenty of human warmth to add to the ordinary. I am pretty sure that with your mix of friends and family, you will not be lacking it.
Hope you are feeling better Pat, - keep warm and do as the Physio says.
Nearly went over in the library gardens!
So pleased you are able to get about. No snow down here but it is much colder. I wrote my Christmas cards today - a harder task this year.
SNAP! We have some snow here this morning. Not what I was expecting!
You've already seen my snowy pictures of yesterday, so no need to tell you about it :-)
How did the former owner of your new place get their mail delivered correctly without a house number? I think here in Germany it is mandatory.
So glad to know you felt well enough to join your friends for coffee, but very reasonable to retreat early and keep warm!
Fine and sunny here this morning, and all sleet and snow showers have gone, as has the frost. Have a good day.
19 is a very good number - ours when the children were little!
Keep warm - hope you have some good books.
Yes, doing the Christmas cards will be bittersweet this year.
You must send me your new street address by email.
I'm making mine - but rather slowly...
Thank you to you all for your kind thoughts about me writing my Christmas cards. I do a few a day until I can't face doing any more. The same task faces Heather (above)so I am not on my own.
Thanks for calling in.
Glad you were able to get out and about, but do be careful. Hope your nerve ends are feeling better.
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