No snow here but it is very cold. Below zero overnight and just crept up to 2C now.
We had a very careful walk into town after breakfast for the newspaper and some fruit. Black ice and frozen hailstones made some of the pavements quite tricky to negotiate but the sky was a clear blue and the air so crisp it was a pleasure to be out there.
The mountain road is closed to traffic due to black ice but here is a shot from the webcam up there
P has just left to pick up a friend in Peel. They are planning to take part in a fell race somewhere up there in the hills. The course will be icy and freezing and I am concerned about him driving on those back roads to get there, especially if they have not yet been gritted. Ah well, he should know by now, at his age, what he is doing.
In the meantime Elfie is helping me with the Christmas tree decorations.
(You can tell that we don't go overboard when it comes to festive decorating).
Lord Peregrine is a bit of a daredevil. I hope he doesn't have any nasty mishaps - either driving on icy lanes or simply running in the hills. As for Elfie, he seems to be showing off one of his red baubles. Perhaps he only has one like that nasty chap who ran Germany for a while.ReplyDelete
I am hoping that P doesn't get any broken bones for Christmas.Delete
Perhaps Elfie and the snowman/snowoman are singing a duet"We are walking in the air" and "Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree".ReplyDelete
How did you guess?Delete
The fact that you have a tree up and an Elfie, means that you are two up on me. My eight year old grandson will be visiting tonight. I can well imagine what he will have to say to me as there is no signs of Christmas in my house. Bad Nanny.ReplyDelete
Ha, ha. Ours is a two minute pop up tree so can't take credit for any effort involved.Delete
I have been working for several days to get all of my Christmas decorations up. All that is left is to put the ornaments on the tree. I realized I have too many bins of decorations that I put out each year. I will have to start passing some of this crap on to my kids! Christmas memories! ;)ReplyDelete
It is good to keep those memories alive.Delete
It looks beautiful with the snow but those pavements sound very tricky . I would be worried about P too. Driving on those roads and running in those conditions you need some courage .ReplyDelete
I won't complain about our 17o today
17C sounds pretty darned good to me.Delete
That's a very good photo of the weather conditions - looks decidedly chilly. Hope P survived the drive and the fell race and came home safely - in one unbroken piece. Very brave of him to go out in such conditions.ReplyDelete
Your Christmas decorations are quite minimalist, but not as minimalist as mine - unless two Christmas cards on the coffee table count? I really should give all my decorations to the Charity shop, I never use them as I really can't be bothered. They've been stacked up in boxes in the back of the garage for the last ten years or more!
P not only survived to tell the tale but won the Over 70s Winter Hill League prize - and had free hot pasty and tea!Delete
Congratulations to P!Delete
Thank you. He is a happy bunny today.Delete
Well done PReplyDelete
Thank you, Weaver. He was pretty pleased with his result, even if he did fall over on the way down.Delete
We (me) needs to get cracking on the decorating. Tree tomorrow!ReplyDelete
I have started early this year. Just had an urge to do it.Delete
I hope he goes well wrapped-up for that Fell Racing; no bare knees.ReplyDelete
He wore shirts!Delete