December 1st, 2010
|09:10 am - Snow|
The Google weather forecast for Coventry is always more dramatic than the BBC. It's like it has an excitable personality. It is predicting that temperatures will fall to -12C tomorrow. Wow. The Met Office says only -6C.
Why does snow falling affect us like it's a blessing on the Earth? I don't know. It's illogical. It's the liquid my body is made of, solidified with cold. It ought to be some kind of existential threat.
I don't think I'll go in to work today, I'll log in remotely. I'm sitting at my dining room table, with my cat sprawling over the Guardian I am Trying. To. Read. Which is why I am typing this instead. I haven't been to the gym all week, and I'm inclined to over-eat too in this weather.
But somehow snow feels like a lovely treat. I've got to go to a meeting at the Department in London tomorrow. See if it feels like a lovely treat then.
ETA - my cat is bored with being indoors, and he just shredded the Guardian Society section. I may have encouraged him a bit by rustling it about and saying 'bite it!'
Sigh, I have to teach this afternoon. Had a very cosy morning so far, though. Our snow has been a bit rubbish and is mostly gone now, although it's still very cold.
I'm trying to go in as much as possible at the moment, because I will miss being around people when the office closes. But sometimes the lure of one's own room is irresistible.
|Date:||December 1st, 2010 10:24 am (UTC)|| |
I brought elder daughter to nursery this morning and the snow is still fresh rather than mucky so it felt like a fun adventure. If it was every morning for the next 3 months that would wear off quickly.
That's true. It's the snow falling (two feet to my right as I type this) which seems like a wonderful theatre.
Google weather is so over-excitable! It goes around claiming it's -2 or below when it's a balmy -0.5!
Whenever there is any kind of Weather(TM) I find myself addicted to the nearby weather station at http://www.martynhicks.co.uk/weather/data.php
If it gets to -0.5 I am going out in my shorts
|Date:||December 1st, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC)|| |
I saw two short wearers on Tuesday morning - one in sport shorts, jogging, and another in what looked like baggy, cotton, khaki shorts.
It doesn't feel quite so cold today. But the snow is obviously pretty serious, because I found Tabitha using the tray when she normally uses the flowerbeds.
And Milo is drinking house water instead of whatever disgusting outdoor water he presumably usually finds