Saturday, 18 December 2010

SNOW - and our road disappeared!

It snowed all night and all day. For those who live in parts of the world where snow is simply a fact of life, I guess it's no biggie, but for those of us in the south east(England) it's quite an event. There were vague mentions of snow in the news, but by the time we got ready to go shopping it was pouring down. We decided to brave it. We hadn't gone far when we realised we were in a blizzard and had to turn back. We then thought... why don't we just walk to the local shop to get a few essentials? Again, we donned coats,hats,gloves and wellies and stepped out. This time we reached the end of our road shin deep in soft velvety snow, then turned back to get the car. Once more, we cleared the fresh snow off the windscreen and windows and set off sliping and sliding to the corner shop. We managed to get a few bits, so we won't starve. Mary's in London working. She'll stay the night with a friend. Joseph and Joshua are away at a crown Jewels weekend - to be picked up tomorrow at 1. The worlds all still, silent and white. People have become more considerate of each other, except the neighbour with issues down the road who was engaged in a shouting match with her daughter as we clumped (is that a word??)past their house.

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