Today is Easter Monday

We are still in the Easter Bank holiday break.
It is April 5th.
This morning we woke up to snow.

Yep. It was falling gently from the sky at 7am and had pitched on the fence.
Memories of 2008 immediately sprung to mind when we woke up to three feet of it on Easter Sunday, which incidentally was also at the beginning of the April.
You may recall in previous posts it was Maggie’s first experience of it and she was not impressed one iota!
This picture was taken on the back patio in the cottage. Maggie was three.

We had breakfast then decided to go for our first walk to beat the grockles. The sun was shining, but it was a bit nippy, so we donned yellows, hats, scarves and gloves. Scott would have been proud.

OMG, it was cold. Not so bad when you’ve got some form of windbreak, but out in the open? Yikes!!  If I could have walked with the greenhouse round me I may have got a tan, but that wind was bitter!
There was evidence of snowfall on the fences and mini drifts (about an inch or so high) on the grass, so we hadn’t been dreaming.
Trying to walk through the park was a non starter so we turned back and did the extended route through the estate. But even then, we got blown at, around and behind, and on several instances, I was blown sideways, once almost off my feet.
The good news was that other than a couple of locals, we saw no-one.

We were glad to get home though, put the kettle on for our second cup of tea of the morning and warm up. The house was very welcoming, but the heating had no need to be running as the insulation in these properties is the best we’ve ever come across. We keep the thermostat at 18º which is comfortable for us, but in the winter if we felt the cold occasionally because we hadn’t been out or were just sitting around, we’d give it a boost of an extra degree for about half an hour and it was enough.

Luckily we have no plans today. I know I said that yesterday and things turned out quite busy, but with it being so cold, fences, gates , laundry, window cleaning, and car washing are shelved.

Last of our stew for lunch today, and we have shared my Easter Egg so I’ve halved the calories and syns. Easter Egg chocolate always seemed to be in a class of it own, rich, thick and creamy, but these days it’s cocoa flavouring and emulsifiers, the texture is sticky and dull, and there’s more going for you with a yorkie bar or crunchie. Sigh. Things ain’t wot they used to be.
Enjoy your day everyone and keep safe.

About pensitivity101

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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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12 Responses to Today is Easter Monday

  1. willowdot21 says:

    I am with you on Chocolate it’s not quite what it used to be. The weather is absolutely freezing here high winds but so far just a few snow flurries. Yesterday was the opposite sunny and actually very hot in sheltered gardens where we were sitting! 💜💜💜💜 I just looked up the snow is flurrying again! 💜💜

  2. Ian Kay says:

    Strange weather for this Easter. I was in the garden all day yesterday in a T-shirt. No snow today here but it’s definitely wintery.

    • It was glorious here, and is still lovely and sunny today, but the wind is bitterly cold. Mind you, it always is here on the East Coast as we get it off the North Sea.

  3. murisopsis says:

    Today is Dyngus Day here. So the menu us kielbasa and cabbage… I got a chocolate Easter bunny that was so waxy that I pitched it after I bit off the ears. I usually wouldn’t toss chocolate but that was just brown wax! No one has standards anymore!

    • This immediately sprang to mind Val. It could have been doggy chocolate of course, but wasn’t sold as such. Besides, we wouldn’t have given it to Maggie either it was that gross (Good Boy doggy chocolate drops have more taste)

  4. Angel Like says:

    Happy Easter. 🙂

  5. Liz says:

    Crazy weather when I read on the weather that snow had been given out.

    No snow here, but that bitterly wind, yes.

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