Wednesday, 30 January 2019
Late last night as I coughed and sneezed I read online that snow had arrived. Sure enough from the kitchen window I had a good view of falling snow, snow thick enough to begin to lie. I had not noticed as falling snow is always quite unlike rain that likes to patter or beat against the window. The field opposite began to gather the horrid stuff and I was not too keen. I suspect drivers were not too keen either as around here are lots of back roads that get ignored while the main drives are kept open. The dips and bends gather snow and frozen water which make life hazardous. I suspect few cyclists will be ought late last night.
This morning most had withered away. The fields retained a covering of white and areas of the roads and pavements had white frosted parts with some frozen water in the many dips in the car park as I passed. I passed at a few minutes past seven this morning desperate to get in and out as quick as possible! I was in no mood for the crowds that come later on a Wednesday but the fridge was empty and eating is a requirement I am loath to miss. So in spite of temperatures below zero and noting few others out as yet I hurried up, grabbed a basketful of needed grub and hurried back in to enjoy the Man Flu before anyone noticed me. Sadly I was too early to buy whisky as the law says wait until 8 am, even if it is your breakfast! I care not as I was just wanting enough for a couple of days. Now I sit while the wee chicken slowly cooks behind me. This was chosen as it saves thought and will last a day or two.
Several friends have this cold also, a bug that goes on for weeks rather than days. It has been making me tired for a week or two and those other sufferers were far from happy when they bore it. However this has happened to me so much in recent years I understand how it works however it is something I can do without. This however will leave soon but others I know suffer extreme pain from infection on their metal hips or undiagnosed problems causing weakness and pain, I have it lucky really.