Friday, February 06, 2009

Snow week

It won't stop snowing! Apparently the rain coming upwards from Europe colliding with the cold weather front from Siberia is making it perfect snowing weather in Britain. Not good when I have to drive to work every morning at 7:30am when it's still dark. I haven't seen one snowplough or gritting lorry yet. The only reason the main road is clear is from the sheer amount of traffic on it! I love the snow. I just don't like driving in the dark in it.

It's sleeting again outside. The temperature is struggling to get beyond 1C. It easily hits -3 to -6C every night. I've worn trainers to work every day this week. I've slipped a bit several times but have not yet fallen over (keep fingers crossed). I've skidded twice in my car, both on the way to work on Tuesday. I've managed to keep my car tyres firmly attached to the road since then (keeping fingers crossed here too).

I think we're in for more snow at the weekend. Maybe Monday will be a snow day again.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Snow day

We had lots of snow overnight and I woke early this morning to find my car buried under 5 inches of snow. Flakes were still waving about furiously in the wind. I set up my work email and hoped that the day was cancelled. Nope. I emailed my boss saying I wasn't risking the unploughed and ungritted roads. He emailed back an hour later to say it was too dangerous and I should stay at home.

The rest of the day involved building two snowmen and a snowfrog and having snowball fights with other kids from the estate. A couple of them were truly lethal and I had snow thrown in my face and down my neck. It was fun though!

Just seen the weather forecast. A toe-tingling -4C tonight. Better get the hotwater bottles out.

Friday, December 19, 2008

What credit crunch?

In response to Mel's comment about empty shops and the such like...

It's completely different here. Every time we go to Brookfield there's at least one person wheeling out a very large flat screen. Crowds all over the place. Trollies and food cages block our way. People push past in a desperate attempt to grab the last box of mince pies (there's plenty to go round!). Clothes shops offer 20-40% off as well as the new reduction in tax.

We always look at each other and say, "What credit crunch?" People are madly spending like never before. You'd think they would actually realise that it's this kind of crazy behaviour that got us into this mess in the first place...!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

The end of the novels

So, yeah I stopped the novel halfway through. Well, I was just over halfway. I got up to 26,452. But I got bored with it. And I can't expect people to enjoy reading it when I'm not enjoying writing it. Maybe I'll pick it up again at a later date.

I'm glad I had a bash at it though. It made me realise how little I actually knew about everyday life in ancient Greece. I had to keep leaving highlighted sentences all over so I could nip to another tab and Google my half-remembered factoids just to make sure I was right. It was crazy. Deffo more research needed next time!

On the plus side, Omouse has a stonking great novel. Shame I started at chpt 16 though. I had absolutely no idea what was going on...

Monday, November 03, 2008

Uhm, hello...?

So Liarbyrd and Omouse are flunking. Well, they have to be! Not a nano-blog in sight. (start whinge) I wanna read people's nanos!!! (end whinge)

Saturday, November 01, 2008

And we're off!!

I went a bit crazy and did two chapters in one go. Well, I'm out all day tomorrow and won't find time to write.

I also went out today and bought myself a nice new wool coat because the pink one has seen better days. The lining broke between one arm and the back and no matter how many times I dry-clean it, it still has a grey tinge. So it's gone. And I bought a new handbag too. The purple one makes my shoulder hurt. I got a nice teal one with fancy chains and stuff. It's very retro.

Friday, October 31, 2008