Up with the lark this morning (I haven't heard one since I left the farm). In this wintry weather and with the temperature as low as it is, I suspect I have a chilblain on my left big toe. Having never had one I don't really know but it does wake me early in the morning with a burning sensation on a red patch. So this morning, when this happened at six o'clock I decided to get up. The central heating was only just beginning to come on so it can't have been all that cold here overnight and I opened the front door to look out. There had been no more snow since I went to bed at around half past ten last evening.
I content myself in the knowledge that in another three weeks it will be 'magical' March. In the meantime Si's wonderful aconites in Newark (surely the best show in the country) are no doubt hidden under the snow and we are in the throes of The Beast from the East again. No walking along the path with Priscilla today. I shall watch the film on iplayer which Rachel has recommended - 'The White Crow'- and keep snug and warm.
Has anyone else noticed how quickly time flies when in Blogland? It is already seven o'clock. I am wondering whether or not J will get here this morning. She lives at the top of a steep drive with a nasty bend in it and if it is icy she has to rely on a relative with a four wheel drive to collect her. We shall see. In the meantime I shall go and make my self a cup of tea and switch on my electric flames back up in the sitting room so that I have a bit of comfort before she comes. If anything in the least bit exciting happens during the day I'll be back.
Incidentally, every time I try to click on comment when I put on a post I get a series of pictures of things like motor bikes or traffic lights and I have to click on them and click verify in order to get my comments to work. Does anyone know how I can get rid of it please?