Friday, December 29, 2017

Friday 29th December

11.28 and the snow is already making a soft blanket on the driveway

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.

A verse taken from Christine Rossetti's Bleak Midwinter Christmas carol.  And yes it is snowing in this part of Yorkshire, silently and softly it covers everything with a blanket of white and dire warnings on the radio and tv.
Earlier it had looked like this......



But we went shopping yesterday says she smugly and anyway there is a good chance that by the weekend it will have melted away due to a storm that is creeping from Ireland.
Yesterday evening we went to an open evening at a friends/neighbours house there were four couple and a very hot log fire.  Lots of food which did not get eaten and lots of laughter.  We played a game, lets call it Mr. and Mrs. in which a couple sits back to back answering questions about their relationship; of the two games we played we agreed on most things so had good marks.
  They are a youngish couple, and Jon runs an aeroplane business, not sure what but he seems to be able to make good money from it, there is attention to detail which is always a good sign of an engineer.

8 comments:

  1. That sounds like you had a very pleasant evening, and yes, attention to detail is the mark of a good engineer (I should know, my husband is a retired engineer - I think, at last, that people are beginning to realize that engineering isn't the same as being a mechanic). But best of all, the photos you posted of the snow ... I do feel left out as we've not had a spec of snow in Torbay. But then it isn't called the English Riviera for nothing!
    Margaret P

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    1. Hi Margaret, well snow is beautiful as it floats down but it creates many dangerous situations, so perhaps your part of the world is at least safe from icy roads. Though I doubt it looks or indeed feels like the English Riveria at the moment.

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    2. You are right, there, Thelma - icy conditions are dangerous, and the English Riviera is currently a very soggy place to be, and cold, too.
      Margaret P

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  2. It has snowed here in the Dales most of the day but it is just above freezing. The snow has settled and is about a couple of inches deep. A friend's husband has been killed this morning on the road - brought us all up sharply to the dangers of this kind of weather and to the prospect of 'in the midst of life'.

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    1. Shattering news for the family Pat, a terrible tragedy coming unexpectedly out of the blue. There has been warnings all day, and the gritters seem to be out in force but I suspect on the higher ground it is more dangerous.

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  3. Indoor games. We only seem to have time now for such pleasures.

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  4. Snow scenes are so pretty and nostalgic, reminding one of childhood in the country. I can appreciate [or endure] bad weather more calmly now in retirement when there are no absolute requirements to go out. We could eat quite well for many days using the stores in the pantry and freezer.

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