November 28th, 2010
|08:07 am - Ruddy freezing|
My Google home page gives me the weather forecast for Coventry. That is currently telling me the temperature outside is -9C, and the Met Office is forecasting it rising to -7C by 9am, not going above freezing at any point in the next week. I know friends in Scandanavia and Canada will think this is nothing, but it's unusually cold for November in Coventry. I don't think we got as cold as -9C at all last winter.
My children are home from University this weekend, which is so lovely. I am very happy to see them. I was going to drag them on a nice walk this morning but I think I will let them off the hook. They are still asleep at the moment. or possibly awake but pretending to be asleep so I don't get any healthy ideas.
My brother moved a few weeks ago, to live in a cottage in rural Northumbria, a few miles from Berwick. He'll be seeing some snow up there.
|Date:||November 28th, 2010 08:43 am (UTC)|| |
I'm afraid the only healthy exercise I will get today is on my Wii, safe in the warmth and golden light of my living room. :-)
But then I am a lazy Mediterranean type. :-)
Quite right too. Yes, I might wrap up and yomp out solo, or I might go to the gym instead.
|Date:||November 28th, 2010 09:25 am (UTC)|| |
Here in Edinburgh I walked to our corner shop on untrodden snow until the end of our street and it was beautiful and crisp. But then it started to snow again and I'm glad to be home with eggs for cake. We'll need to take elder daughter out later or she'll drive us insane with too much telly. I'd usually delegate that particular responsibility to her Dad but he's hurt his back.
I know what you mean about getting the kids out. When they were little they could be wrapped in layers until they resembled apples.
I know friends in Scandanavia and Canada will think this is nothing
Oh, sure, circumvent my uphill-both-ways diatribing, it's only the only thing that makes living here tolerable.
This week's reader's dilemma
in the Guardian is a heart-breaking plea from someone who is thinking of moving 'to a remote prairie town in Canada'. Scary!
Hm, "large place but in the middle of nowhere", "bugs the size of your head" so Winnipeg then. Oh wait "apparently, the most friendly place in the world". Well I'm stumped.
-9 is definitely cold enough to be annoying. And I don't really want to think about what it must be like with English houses and their general lack of adequate insulation/heating.
It's actually only 2 degrees here; we've had a remarkably warm autumn and it hasn't gone below zero once yet in Toronto. Our very first flurry of snow yesterday - Birmingham beat us! Keep wrapped up over there.
|Date:||November 28th, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: Berwick: as I read this earlier this morning, I was in Alnwick, wondering just what my chances were of being able to drive the car without a shovel.
Zero, as it turns out. Luckily, the hotel I was staying in loaned me one for an hour.
The council had been clearing the roads, mainly by using a JCB to pile all the snow in a fifteen-foot high mountain a little further down the street.
But, yeah, Canada, etc. We're just wusses.
Oh, really? My brother is fully snowed in, he tells me, and he's not going to work tomorrow. I hope once you were dug out the journey was relatively safe and calm.
|Date:||November 28th, 2010 10:45 pm (UTC)|| |
It's snowing here too. I'm training one of my dogs to lay across my frozen toes. /whine
Any idea when the cold weather'll leave off? All the forecasts say it'll last to the end of the week, at least, but I don't want to know the minimum, I want to know the maximum.
My cat refuses to be trained! I want a refund.