Well, 2010 is here and it brought me a little adventure.....
The weather reports warned of very cold tempratures and ice on the roads, but no particular mention of snow! So, I drove into work yesterday lunchtime and smiled at the little snow flurries, looking pretty coming down, but melting as soon as they touched the ground. You can imagine my surprise when at teatime, busy in work, someone mentioned the little fact that we were snowed in!!! A quick peek through the windows and yes, it had snowed, but it was also freezing and the roads were too slippery to pass. Some people managed to walk or slide into work to relieve us and they were saying that the police were stopping cars as there had many near misses and prangs, so I had two options... stay in work all night or walk! I walked!!!
Now, by car, I live 7 minutues away from work, by foot in the snow.... it took me an hour, taking the short route across the field, down the hill and through the lanes. The lanes are beautiful, one car wide, surrounded by trees and woodland and full of owls, badgers and foxes. To one side there is farmland and a farm house up on the hill and to the other side through the trees, there is a housing estate. My path was lit by a full moon and Hywel stayed on the mobile, as I gave him a running report of where I was and how I was doing whilst I walked through the lanes. I had a great adventure, walking in the snow, if 2010 is going to carry on as it has started, I think it is going to be a fun year!!
Our back garden with our Maisey, having a sniff at the snow.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010.