Sunday, January 31, 2016


So far, Abigail, Barney, Clodagh, Desmond, Eva, Frank, Gertrude visited, all, it seems, in quick succession.  Now we expect Henry's imminent arrival.

Gertrude stormed in last Thursday night, (28th January 2106) and raged all of Friday. Late in the day there was a lull in Gertrude's activity and I went out to get some provisions, such as were available. Bridges closed to traffic, meant absolutely no buses, no transport of any kind that would deliver anything and also trains were cancelled.

Passing through the check-out with my few bits of shopping; 'passing the crack' (chat) with cashier, a young lad from the high school :

Him politely: It's getting chilly out there now.

Me: Gertrude  has been raging all day.

Him: - mischievously- what set her off then!

Yesterday, Saturday, we had snow and windy gusts. It felt really pierced through you.  I was wearing four layers indoors and a long padded coat plus hat outdoors. By nightfall the snow was nowhere to be seen.

Heavy snowfall pitted its sound against the windows during the evening.  Eventually, peaking out from behind the curtains, I saw a settled covering of white.

Today,Sunday, the last day of January, we had snow lie all day.  It was another four layer dressing day. There were some light snow showers, also a period of bright snow reflected sunshine.  We went for a walk  zipped up in wadded coats, our hats on, thermal gloves to keep hands and fingers toastie warm and walking boots for grip.

Now we await the arrival of Storming Henry, chasing in close on the heels of Gertrude.  Oh joy! (Not).


Jenny said...

We have been quite lucky -strong winds but nothing like you. I am pining for summer already! :)

ZACL said...

What is summer Jennyta! I'll pine for it with you.

I did find a spell of warm weather in August in Edinburgh. The people there had also had poor seasonal weather before that. The pleasant mildness continued to about early December by us. Upsidedown seasons?

zalandeau said...

I don't understand. Why they Stromed ? Because flood and snow, or because impossible to go to buy food and alcohol ???

zalandeau said...

I wanted to say "stormed"