I’ve just had a week’s holiday, and spent most of it getting my plot whipped into shape for the winter. At this time of year, there’s a lot of clearing up to do – raking up leaves to make leaf mould, tearing out the last of the spent runner and climbing bean plants to put [...]
Another deeply testing day today: we woke up to strong winds and a complete whiteout and the mood in the tent was pretty sombre as we melted snow to make our breakfast.
On our seventh day on the ice, things are finally looking up. We had a freezing, miserable morning with a soft, sticky surface that slowed us to a crawl, and a biting windchill that seemed determined to freeze our fingers, toes and faces.
Dreaming of a white Easter? It’s not that uncommon if Aldous Huxley’s ‘Those Barren Leaves’ is anything to go by
Snow after Easter? It’s not as unusual as you might think.
Amur tigers at Longleat safari park have been filmed playing in the snow.
The wintery white menace mercilessly besplattering the UK seems to have a particular fancy for Wales. It hasn’t all been doom and gloom, however, Torfaen Council, for instance took a lighter approach to the deluge that Wales is enduring by releasing a comedy video featuring Welsh council gritters battling the elements.
Depending on the breed, like us, dogs’ enthusiasm differs. Some rush out to leap like deer horizontally up and down in the stuff whilst others, including our own little darlings, Molly and Matilda, recoil from it.
According to the forecast, the snow is about to hit the UK again this weekend and what many can really think of is the fun that comes within, playing in the snow, building snowmen and snow fights…
Bit of a tedious link here, I do apologise. Everyone is talking about the snow, on the news, radio, web, in shops, Facebook statuses and #uksnow fast became a trending topic on Twitter. There’s no escape – yawn.
A brief digression from the usual book-related postings today with a rant about the weather. Three days after snow fell in London, our street is like a skating rink. Since it’s on a fairly steep hill, this has caused the predictable traffic problems: those able to move their cars at all risk skidding into one [...]
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