Yesterday morning I woke at 5.30am to find the central heating on (it is set at eighteen overnight) so it had obviously been very cold. Today I didn't wake until a quarter to eight, only to find the heating hadn't come on. When I drew back the bedroom curtains there was snow - obviously the snowfall had kept the temperature up a little. I might add that I quickly turned the heating on - I am not that hardy! Now, at half past nine, the sun is shining and the snow seems to be going, so I should be alright to go out on my usual lunch date.
Remember I live in very hilly countryside and I drive a nippy little Vauxhall Corsa - not the most suitable combination for wintry weather.
I have still no landline - the fault seems now to have been identified as under my front lawn and they are coming tomorrow to dig that up. I cannot complain about BT service - they have been very good at giving me priority because of my age and trying to restore my access to Lifeline, the service I belong which helps people who live alone. So I am relying on my mobile at present.
My old 98 year old friend, who always comes out to lunch with us on Sundays, called off today - she said she didnt want to venture out in the snow and that the view from her window, looking out directly into the Dale, was enough to keep her happy all day as it was 'white over'. As friend W had another engagement that meant that just C and I were there. We both had a veggie choice - C had Penang Curry and I had Vegetable Chilli - both were delicious. For 'afters' we both had cheese and biscuits with celery and apple - it was delicious too. I arrived home in time to take Tess for a short walk before the road got icy - I dare not walk on the footpath as it still had snow on it and had hardly melted at all. I have to cajole Tess into going out when it gets too cold so I don't think she missed her usual walks. Now all the blinds and curtains are drawn, the heating is turned up and both of us are settling down for a snug evening once the place gets warm. Hopefully see you tomorrow.