4 Feb 2009

I HATE THE SNOW
Well 5cm of snow locally and we ground to a halt. London seemed to get the brunt of it and it stopped the buses running and in some places the trains also. Here where I live the buses struggled or didn't run and the trains? well forget it we are buried in the countryside.
I hate the snow but I have to admit my garden looked like a christmas card. The trees and shrubs looked beautiful.
I did smile at my cat when he looked out. Obviously he had every intention of going out to play in it until I opened the door and the northern icy blast blew in. I told him to get over it he was wearing a fur coat. He gingerly put out one paw and then another and completely disappeared! Well apart from his blue collar and head. I had to rescue him. Today is the first day he has actually chanced it and gone out. Having said that he is laying beside the radiator in the front room now enjoying the warmth.
I don't blame him. Unfortunately I have to go out tonight to chair a meeting at the police station.
I wonder if I can defer most of the items until our next meeting in the spring.
Worth a try I guess.
I bought a new flat screen tv with built in dvd towards the end of January.
Whilst watching last night it suddenly went dead. Zilch narda nothing. The engineers can't get in until tomorrow so I sat there last night wondering what to do.
What DID we do before tv? sat by the fire with a blanket over our knees reading and listening to radio. Well I caught up with one of my magazines and listened to the local radio station. As it was a phone in programme I talked to the DJ and told him why I was listening to him. He couldn't stop laughing. Not because the tv was dead but because I was having to listen to him. "Spread the word about local radio" was his command. As my office use local morning radio I mentioned it to them in passing and they were very sympathetic before they also found it funny.
It's probably just as well I have to go out tonight bcause I still don't have any telly. Groan groan.

1 comment:

R.R.Jones said...

Who needs a telly?
Not me.
The internet on the other hand...
Well I'd be lost without it.
We get snow all the time here in Sausageland.
I hate it. It's a wierd trick of time and age that the young love it and the old hate it.
I'm in between, being a young 42!
I hate it when I have to go to work in it but I love it when the Christmas Market is on and I'm sipping Gl├╝hwein with rum...
It'll probably lose its magic when I'm too old to drink.