Yes there had been a dusting of it ...
Tuesday was my first day back to work after 2 and a bit weeks of festivities. I showered, pottered around getting ready for work and opened the curtains..... I couldn't believe it, over night we had had a complete 'white out'. It was one of those 'huh?' moments.
I then had the dilemma 'should I or should I not attempt to get to work?'.. it took about 10 minutes to decided that (I know what took me so long?) .... definitely it was going to be a 'snow day' off.
They tell us on the news that we have not had snow like this since 1981. I don't have a full diary for that year and noted an entry on 28th December...
'Bank Holiday. Thick snow. Took Sascha for walk along the canal. Canal completely frozen'
I wonder if this is when this was taken??
Oh btw ... whilst we are having such a cold snap .. don't forget to feed the birds. My shed roof has become a cool place to hang out if you are a bird and I spent ages watching the activities from my bathroom window as I did my washing.. (yes I had frozen pipes downstairs, so hand washed all my weekly wash in the sink and bath.... finished it all. I was just finishing the final load and the pipes defrosted and one burst. Panic, panic ... water gushing out all over the kitchen floor... managed to drag the very tightly fitted fridge/freezer out so I could get to the stop tap.... (what a stupid place to put it ...) ... Ah water stopped. Now find a plumber!!)
It was fascinating to watch the pecking order.. Seagulls are the bosses, followed by magpies, wood pigeons, black birds, song thrushes, starlings, sparrows and robins, finches and tits.. although there is a black bird that seems to have claimed ownership and even tried to chase the magpie.. not a wise decision....... for more info about feeding birds this winter pop over and see Claire please