Temperatures are dropping and we are in for another cold spell according to the met office.
When we got back on Tuesday, there had been a flurry or two of snow here, but not very much to write home about.
Yesterday was rather pleasant walking the dog, though it started to chill down in the evening.
This morning wasn’t too bad and we were comfortable walking the dog, but it has got colder as the day’s progressed.
There are some serious roadworks on the High Street, so the weekly market has been moved to a car park opposite the Co-Op for their duration so I was able to do some basic shopping for our three day stew.
Hubby had been digging the final veg patch, so we did the washing and took it up to the launderette this afternoon, me walking the dog up and Hubby taking the car.
So with everything clean, and the cupboards and freezer full, we are well prepared should we get snowed in.
Photos taken November 30th 2017 shortly after our move here.
I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes!
In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too.
On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts.
From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives.
We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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Wish there was a way I could trade you a bit of heat for some of your cold… 80 here & we’re trying to clean the garden for spring planting… At one point, I had to sit down because I was blinded by perspiration.
We’ll probably get that in a few months. Last year was terribly hot and airless. In fact, if we had still been on the boat, we would probably have cooked!
Actually, this is typical weather for us about 11 months of the year, with one chilly month when it usually has a low in the 40’s – this year it was particularly chilly and got into the 30’s for a few days.
Looks beautiful. Do you miss the boat much?
Yes and no Barb. We miss the peace and quiet as we had no passing traffic with boom boxes going or car engines/bikes revving. We miss our friends too as we all had something in common, ie a boat, and we miss the freedom of being able to untie the ropes and putter off without having to pack or worry about security. However, the house is working out OK. We are warm and don’t have the condensation problem we had aboard, plus our heating is automatic instead of Hubby hitting the button manually in the morning to give us hot water and a warm boat to get out of bed to. We have a garden for the dog and of course my infamous washing line! We were talking about it the other day and if we’d go back. We have no regrets about boat ownership, it was a wonderful experience and we loved it. But health issues are getting the better of both of us, so we still feel we were right to sell up when we did, on our own terms, and go out with a splash. That final trip was amazing.
It’s so nice that you have had both experiences. Not many people can say that.
We wouldn’t change it for the world.