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.